Grounds Care RV Volunteer
ORGANIZATION: National Park Service
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Fort Pulaski National Monument lies eighteen miles east of Savannah, Georgia. The monument encompasses 5000 acres of marshland on McQueen’s Island and 600 acres of dry land on Cockspur Island. The park’s primary resource is the nineteenth century masonry fortification. Built between 1829 and 1847 to defend Savannah, Fort Pulaski saw action during the Civil War. Other historic resources in the park include the ruins of a small village and wharf, an 1890s era concrete battery, and a small lighthouse. Cockspur Island also provides recreational opportunities for trail walking, birding, bicycling, fishing, and more, while McQueen’s island is popular for boating and fishing.
Fort Pulaski National Monument is seeking dependable volunteers to assist with park grounds care. Grounds care volunteers help keep the grounds surrounding historic Fort Pulaski beautiful for hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world.
Primary duties include: Lawn mowing; weed eating; use of blowers; litter pick-up; and other routine grounds maintenance as determined by the supervisor.
The park will provide all necessary training and protective equipment for safely operating riding mowers and other machinery. Typically, grounds care volunteers begin early in the day (6:30-7:00 am) to avoid hot afternoon heat and to be able to work inside Fort Pulaski without disturbing visitors.
Training requirements: Park Safety Orientation, pertinent machinery operation, & park volunteer orientation will be provided by park staff.
Ideal grounds care volunteers should be in good physical shape; be able to lift objects and operate machinery; and should be able to tolerate heat, humidity, and windy weather conditions. Interested volunteers should exhibit a passion for preserving America’s National Parks and should be able to work independently and well with park staff and other volunteers.
Commitment: 32 hour per week for 3 consecutive months.
Amenities include water, electrical, and septic hook-ups, picnic tables, and free laundry facilities near the RV area. Unfortunately, we cannot provide television or internet at this time. There is no public camping in the park; the RV area is private and includes four concrete pads. Couples traveling together may work together or in separate volunteer positions, in separate divisions. 32 hours per week is required of each person and cannot be split in half between two people.
Must be able to pass a background check for this position. A valid Driver's License is required.
Start Date - 2022-11-01
End Date - 2023-11-01
Activities include: Construction/Maintenance;Historical Preservation;Trail/Campground Maintenance
About National Park Service
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The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.
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January 23, 2023