***Volunteer workdays that occur during the government shutdown will be canceled. Remaining work days will resume as scheduled following the opening of the government/national park.***
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting 4 volunteer work events during the month of January to complete much-needed work in Smokemont Campground in the North Carolina side of the park. Individuals and groups are invited to sign up for any of the scheduled work days.
Work will mostly involve blowing leaves and removing debris from within the campground. We will also address any fire rings and tent pads that need basic maintenance. The workdays will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until 12 noon on every Thursday in January, except the 17th
Tools and safety gear, including gloves, ear and eye protection, and high visibility vests, will be provided by park staff. Participants are required to wear sturdy footwear and dress for cold, wet and changing weather conditions. Age is limited to those over 16. No experience necessary for using a leaf blower. Instruction and safety protocols will be discussed on site.
Please contact Trails and Facilities Volunteer Coordinator, Adam Monroe, at 828-497-1949 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the scheduled event date to register and receive more information. Space may be limited.
Optional: Bring a sack lunch and join Adam in the South District Break Room following our work day to discuss further opportunities to volunteer on the trails and in our facilities here inside the park.
Service Dates are: January 3, 10, 24, and 31