Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator
David Mackintosh

1801 N. Mill St.

Lewisville, TX 75057

(469) 645-9100

(469) 645-9101 (fax)

Email

 

Application

LINKS

 

Grapevine Lake Web Page

 

Ray Roberts Lake Web Page

Volunteer Clearinghouse

Partnership Organizations

Preserve America's Waterway's

The Student Conservation Association

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Volunteer Opportunities


Visitor Assistance Volunteer
Maintenance Volunteer


Visitor Assistance Volunteer

Current Openings: Accepting applications for positions in Hickory Creek Park, call office for details.

Overview
Volunteer Park Hosts (greeters) play vital role for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  As a Park Host you are a part of a team that includes Volunteers, Service Contractors, Park Rangers, Management and Administration.  This team works together to conserve our national recreation resources and keep these valuable areas available to the public. In many cases, Park Hosts, and Gate Attendants, are the first contact the public has with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Park Hosts are long term volunteers who make extended stays (usually 3+ months) at campgrounds located in scenic areas as a part of the project team.  A choice campsite is reserved at no charge for these volunteers during their commitment to a project.

Primary Responsibilities
Provide hospitality and custumer service to park guests, assisting in the upkeep of park facilities, specifically keeping one bath house in your assigned area in a comfortable, clean condition, and promoting safe responsible use of Corps of Engineer amenities. 

Secondary Responsibilities
Create temporary community through fostering of communication between park visitors and personnel. Keep our parks friendly places for outdoor recreation and socialization.
Provide valuable information on how to improve our parks by maintaining open communication with Rangers and Managers, passing on ideas for improvement gathered during daily contact with visitors.  

Park Hosts take a tour of the park

Minimum Qualificatins

  • Desire to work (min 20 hours/week) and live in outdoor setting with your own RV
  • Desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds.
  • Appearance should be neat and a positive reflection of the organization.
  • Cognitive and verbal ability to answer visitor questions and communicate park rules.
  • Physical ability to navigate camp loop and visit campsites (position may require extended periods in the outdoors during adverse conditions such as heat, cold or rain.)
  • Visually able to spot safety hazards and take prompt appropriate action to correct in accordance with training provided.
  • Ability to operate power washer and other small equipment and reach, bend, push and lift in all ways necessary for the upkeep of a bath house.
  • Physical ability to lift 15 lbs and carry 25 feet.

Desired Experience

  • Customer Service or work with public, especially children and elderly.
  • Previous park or outdoor recreation experience as employee or volunteer.
  • Knowledge of campfire activities, teaching experience, ability to host or lead interpretive programming.
  • Previous RV Experience

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Park Host/ Maintenance

Current Openings: Westlake Park - Accepting applications for positions, please call office for details.

Overview
Volunteer Park Hosts (Maintenance) play vital role for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  As a Park Host you are a part of a team that includes Volunteers, Service Contractors, Park Rangers, Management and Administration.  This team works together to conserve our national recreation resources and keep these valuable areas available to the public. In some cases, volunteers are the only contact the public has with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Park Hosts are long term volunteers who make extended stays (usually 3+ months) at campgrounds located in scenic areas as a part of the project team. A choice campsite is reserved at no charge for these volunteers during their commitment to a project.

Primary Responsibilities
Upkeep of park facilities such as: bath houses, play grounds, campsites, trails and natural areas. This requires cleaning and inspection of facilities for repair needs, repairing facilities, mowing, weed eating, and other environmental conservation techniques.

Secondary Responsibilities
Create temporary community through fostering of communication between park visitors and personnel. Keep our parks friendly places for outdoor recreation and socialization.
Provide valuable information on how to improve our parks by maintaining open communication with Rangers and Managers, passing on ideas for improvement gathered during daily contact with visitors. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Desire to work (min 20 hours/week) and live in outdoor setting with your own RV
  • Desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds.
  • Cognitive and verbal ability to answer visitor questions and communicate with other park personnel.
  • Physical ability to operate mowing and maintenance machinery lifting and carrying 30 lbs for 100 feet (position may require extended periods in the outdoors during adverse conditions such as heat, cold or rain.)
  • Visually able to spot safety hazards and take prompt appropriate action to correct in accordance with training provided.

Desired Experience

  • Landscaping, planting and care of flowers or other small plants
  • Natural resource conservation or trail work
  • Custodial work (cleaning, painting, light repairs)
  • Mechanical Skills to maintain equipment
  • Plumbing and electrical experience
  • Previous RV Experience

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This site last updated on September 5, 2014