Park Volunteer Project

More events are listed on individual park web pages.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 9 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. Bring water, gloves and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Volunteer for Etowah Games Day
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 9 AM to 2 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
We need several volunteers to set up and host gaming stations, where guests can learn a little about a game Native Americans played, and in some cases allow guests to play those games. If you are interested in volunteering to help out at this special event, please call Ranger Keith ahead of time to see how you can help out. 770-387-3747.
Volunteer Day / Heath Lake
Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around Heath Lake. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Heath Lake parking lot 706-802-5087.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Volunteer Trails Work Day
Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
This volunteer workday is a great way for individuals, families, or community service oriented groups to do some great outside work. Meet other volunteers of Hard Labor Creek State Park and enjoy the work, company, and the outdoors. Work could include cutting back brush, raking, helping construct bridges or putting up directional signs. 706-557-3001.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Painting Day
Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
We need 10-30 volunteers for scraping and painting benches, fences, stairs, hand rails, and picnic tables. Please call ahead of time if you plan on volunteering. 770-387-3747.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Volunteer Day / West Antioch Boat Ramp
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the West boat ramp. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Visitor Information parking lot 706-802-5087.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 9 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. Bring water, gloves and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Pine Mountain Trail Work Day
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
F.D. Roosevelt State Park - Pine Mountain, GA
Join Pine Mountain Trail Association members for a morning of trail work. Bring work gloves, water and snacks. PMTA furnishes all tools and fun. Meet at FDR State Park Office Parking Lot. $5 parking. 706-663-4858.
Volunteer Workday : River and Pond Cleanup
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Help the park keep the Seventeen Mile River and our Fishing Pond in good shape by participating in our annual clean up day. Bring gloves and wear closed toed shoes. $5 parking. 912-384-7082.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Plantation Cleanup
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Historic structures often require some TLC. Join our Interpretive Ranger to help clean and care for the historic site. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers will receive site admission for the day. 478-986-5172.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Volunteer Day / Heath Lake
Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around Heath Lake. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Heath Lake parking lot 706-802-5087.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 9 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. Bring water, gloves and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fall Flower Bed Clean-out
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 10 AM to 1 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
Several Volunteers are needed to clean out our entrance's flower bed of Summer flowers and prepared it for fall flower planting. Please call ahead of time to let park staff know you intend to help for the day. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Great Clean Up at A. H. Stephens
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 9 AM to 1 PM
A.H. Stephens State Park - Crawfordville, GA
Our goal is to clean, rake, clip, and remove underbrush in areas throughout the park. Bring bug spray, work gloves and any yard tools that you would like to use, some will be provided. Bottled water and snacks will be distributed. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Friends of A.H. Stephens. 706-456-2602.
Get Outdoors Georgia 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Volunteer Day / West Antioch Boat Ramp
Sunday, Oct 8, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the West boat ramp. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Visitor Information parking lot 706-802-5087.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 9 AM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
Come join the Friends of Don Carter State Park every second Saturday of the month to participate in a variety of volunteer projects. Meet at park's visitor center. Bring water, gloves and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. 678-450-7726.
Get Outdoors Georgia 
Fall Flower Bed Planting
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
We need a couple of people to prepare and plant the flower bed at the entrance of the museum. If you are interested in volunteering to do this, call the park ahead of time. 770-387-3747.
Rivers Alive
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 8 AM to 11 AM
Laura S. Walker State Park - Waycross, GA
The focus on this day is cleaning up around our lake shoreline. The park is working with the local 4-H chapter, and along with the feel good vibes for helping the community, you will also get a free Rivers Alive shirt. We will be meeting at the Interpretive Center, and please bring water,closed-toed shoes, and gloves. $5 parking. 912-287-4900.
Soak It In 

Friday, November 3, 2017

Lighting of the Mounds - Tiki Torch Set Up
Friday, Nov 3, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
We need about 10 volunteers to help set up Tiki Torches, other lighting, and get fire buckets ready for our event the following day. If you are interested in volunteering for the whole day or part of the day, please call the park ahead of time to let us know. 770-387-3747.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Volunteer Day / Heath Lake
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around Heath Lake. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Heath Lake parking lot 706-802-5087.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Plantation Cleanup
Saturday, Nov 25, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site - Juliette, GA
Historic structures often require some TLC. Join our Interpretive Ranger to help clean and care for the historic site. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers will receive site admission for the day. 478-986-5172.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Winter Rake-up
Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 10 AM to 5 PM
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
By December most of the leaves will be off the tress at our site, and we are likely to be behind on raking them up. If you are interested in raking leaves, picking up sticks, piling them into trailers, and helping us unload them at an erosion control and composting area, then please call us ahead of time to let us know. We need 10-30 volunteers. 770-387-3747.
Volunteer Day / West Antioch Boat Ramp
Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 10 AM to 12 PM
Rocky Mountain Recreation & Public Fishing Area - Rome, GA
Please join our Ranger in helping keep the shoreline clean around the West boat ramp. Trash bags will be provided. Meet in the Visitor Information parking lot 706-802-5087.