Volunteer eNews and Opportunities Summer 2014

Summer Lovin' - Put these volunteer opportunities on your calendar!


Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

> IN THIS ISSUE: Get Outdoors Day, Host Vacancy, Parks News

GO Day

Get Outdoors Day Volunteers Still Needed!


June 14 we are hosting the National Get Outdoors Day at Sweetwater Creek State Park in partnership with Coleman, OFF, REI, and various other state organizations. We expect 800 participants to come out to the park and see some of the great recreational programs we offer throughout the state. We are in need of volunteers with a love of the outdoors and willingness to assist in sharing your love with others to come out to help make this event run as smoothly as possible. 

Volunteer Positions Available:

(There are 2 shifts on Saturday, June 14th: 9a-12:30p &12p-3:30p)

Set-Up / Break Down - Assist us with setting up tents and booths before the event on Friday June 13th and breaking them down on Saturday, June 14th later on in the day

Check-In / Registration - Man the check-in tables for volunteers and participants, collect waivers, give door prize tickets, answer questions about the day.

Program Volunteer Assistants - Assist program staff in leading and demonstrating recreation programs at booths. Such as frisbee golf, fishing, pitch and putt golf, corn hole and free play.

If you are interested in helping out, please send email with GO Day volunteer in the subject line to Nyleta Wallace, Volunteer Coordinator at nyleta.wallace@gadnr.org. **Specify which role and shift you are interested in! 


Host Vacancy

George L Smith State Park

George L. Smith State Park

George L Smith is a shaded park tucked in the south corner of the state with a beautiful cypress pond wrapping around the campsites. Host availability through September.

Brazell's Creek Golf Course

Brazell's Creek Golf Course

Gordonia-Altamaha State Park hosts Brazell's Creek Golf Course.  There are host openings through October.


General Coffee Boardwalk

General Coffee State Park

General Coffee is a beautiful park with endangered friendly Gopher Tortoises that visit all the park guests including the history farm at the park. They have host availability through 2015.


Seminole State Park

Seminole State Park Boating

Campground and Maintenance Host Positions Available

This southwest Georgia park is on beautiful Lake Seminole, a 37,500-acre reservoir with excellent boating, fishing and birding. Because the park surrounds a small cove, visitors usually enjoy smooth water for skiing and tubing. A sand swimming beach is also provided for lake lovers.

Apply Here

Mistletoe State Park

Mistletoe State Park Campsite

Campground and Maintenance Host Positions

Located on 71,100-acre Clarks Hill Lake near Augusta, this park is known as one of the finest bass fishing spots in the nation.  Mistletoe also has great programs to participate in or assist!

Apply Here

Richard B Russell State Park

Richard B Russell Picnic Shelter

Golf Course, Campground, and Maintenance Host Positions Available

Located on a 26,650-acre lake, Richard B. Russell State Park offers some of the state’s finest fishing and boating. Also home to Arrowhead Point Golf Course a well loved 18-hole course in the state.

Apply Here

See other Host Vacancies

Volunteer Events This Summer

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Sweetwater Creek State Park Picnic Family

FDR Trail Sign

F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Pine Mountain Trail Work Days

  • June 21
  • July 26
  • August 23

Hard Labor Creek

Bike Trails Work and Ride

  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
Hard Labor Creek Mountain Biking


Our volunteers and hosts are encouraged to log their hours online. There are incentives that are mailed to you once you reach critical hours documented!  Log your hours HERE!

Volunteer Hours for May 2014 will be posted here after June 1.

Congratulations and a great big THANK YOU to those volunteers that have reached the Over 500 Hour Club. You will receive your note in the mail within the next few weeks.

Volunteers Defined: We love and need them all!

Community Volunteers-Help on a day-to-day basis at a Park as they are available. Our community volunteers help with leading hikes, helping with maintenance, assisting with the visitor or retail center, guide new visitors to park activities and locations. Those volunteering more than once per month or planning to volunteer more than 20 hours per year need to update registration.

Hosts (Campground, Yurt, Maintenance, Golf, Train)-Stay in their personal RV at designated free Host Site for 2-6 months in exchange for a minimum of 24 hours of volunteer work.  Host duties include: visitor assistance and maintenance.  All hosts are required to update registration to still be considered for hosting.

Group Volunteers-This is for Churches, Corporations, Scouts and Universities who want a tailor-made project that will strengthen the group as individuals as well as a team morale while assisting Georgia State Parks. Only the group leader will need to be registered in our system.

How are we doing?

In order for Georgia State Parks to continue to thrive and grow, even in these lean budget times, we need to get feedback from those that utilize our services and Parks. As Volunteers and Hosts, you have the same rights and anonymity in park observations and feedback as our Park Staff.  Please use this quick survey form to share your experiences with us.