Huntington, W.Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Burnsville Lake in Burnsville, W.Va., are inviting applicants to fill volunteer positions for the 2014 Recreation Season (which runs through fall 2014).
Those selected will receive a free full-hookup campsite at either Bulltown or Riffle Run Campground for providing 20-25 volunteer hours of work per week.
Typical volunteer duties include staffing a visitor center, giving tours, providing living history, mowing, string trimming, cleaning facilities and grounds, painting, light carpentry, and general maintenance support.
Volunteer support is extremely important to help keep areas open. Burnsville has benefited from the many dedicated volunteers at Riffle Run Campground, which has continued to remain open without shortened seasons or reduced services. Without vital volunteer support, the area might have been closed. There is currently a need for volunteers to assist with mowing and cleaning this season.
Volunteers are also needed to assist with operation of the Civil War-era Bulltown Historic Area. Help is needed to staff the visitor center, present programs and give tours.
Those interested in helping the staff at Burnsville Lake may contact a Park Ranger at 304-853-2371.
Release no. PA14-17