Volunteer

With camping cabins, beaches, campsites and amazing petroglyph and archaeological ruins, Lyman Lake State Park is a special place to stay and volunteer.

Volunteers may use a campsite with electric, water, and sewer for a weekly donation of 20 hours of park service in any of our volunteer positions listed below. Volunteers live on-site but must provide their own housing.

Visitor Services
The visitor services volunteer's primary duties are to carry out operations of contact station and lake store. Duties include greeting visitors, collecting fees, taking reservations, answering phones, and providing park and area information. Other duties may include interpretive education programs & tours. Will work with minimal supervision with staff support immediately available. May be a local resident or live on park at a provided full hookup campsite where available. Onsite volunteer term is three-six months, working 20 hours a week per person, five days a week. Local resident term is a flexible 8+ hours per month. Schedule is flexible. Computer knowledge is helpful.

Campground Host
Campground Host's primary responsibility is to maintain the park's campgrounds. This includes assisting the park's camping visitors, maintaining campsites, providing information, and communicating park rules and regulations (not enforcing them). Campground hosts are to be observant for activities that require Ranger involvement such as enforcement issues, medical situations and to notify necessary staff when needed. Hosts make regular checks on restroom/shower buildings and perform light cleaning tasks (toilet paper refill and sweeping) and notify staff of situations that require additional attention. Hosts need to make constant rounds through the campground to maintain sites by litter pickup, raking, removing trip hazards, cleaning fire grills, mowing, trimming, and pruning of lawns and trees. May perform minor repairs and maintenance of irrigation system and equipment as requested. When campground duties are caught up, the hosts' often assist Rangers and other volunteers with additional projects and duties throughout the park. The campground hosts live onsite at a provided full hook up campsite. Onsite volunteer term is three-six months, working 20 hours a week per person, five days a week. Schedule is flexible. May through October.

Maintenance Host 
Maintenance Service Volunteer will assist the park staff with general maintenance, cleaning of cabins, small construction projects among others. Examples include daily park up keep, trail work, painting, plumbing, weeding, or other projects designated by the Volunteer Coordinator. Onsite volunteer term is three-six months, working 20 hours a week per person, five days a week. Schedule is flexible. May through October.

Take the next steps!

If you would like to volunteer, you can start the Online Volunteer Application.