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Smokies Service Days

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 29, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on October 6, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on October 27, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 10, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 17, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on November 23, 2018 at 9:00am

| Free

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announce upcoming Fall “Smokies Service Days” volunteer projects. These unique opportunities allow community members and park visitors to get involved and become stewards of Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Individuals and groups are invited to sign up for any of the scheduled service projects that interest them including unique opportunities to help care for park campgrounds, historic buildings, and other natural and cultural resources within the park boundaries.

This volunteer program helps complete much-needed work across the park and is ideal for those seeking to fulfill community service requirements, including high school and college students, scout troops, civic organizations, visitors, families, and working adults with busy schedules. Each project will provide tasks appropriate for a wide range of ages. Volunteer projects will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until noon on Saturday mornings, except for the November 23 service date. In addition, each project will be followed by an optional enrichment adventure to immerse participants in the abundant natural and cultural resources of the park.

Tools and safety gear, including gloves and high visibility safety vests, will be provided by park staff. Participants are required to wear closed-toe shoes and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as directed. Volunteers planning to stay for the optional enrichment activity must also bring a sack lunch.

Those interested in volunteering need to contact Project Coordinator, Logan Boldon, at 865-436-1278 or logan_boldon@partner.nps.gov prior to the scheduled event date to register. Space may be limited.

Current service opportunities include:

September 22: National Public Lands Day Litter Patrol

September 29: Campground Clean-Up at Smokemont

October 6: Historic Preservation & Campground Maintenance at Cataloochee

October 27: Picnic Area & Campground Clean-Up at Deep Creek

November 3: Campground Clean-Up at Cosby

November 10: Litter Patrol at the Gatlinburg Park Boundary

November 17: Campground Clean-Up at Elkmont

November 23: Vegetation Management at Wears Valley

-NPS-

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Details

Date:
November 10
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Friends of the Smokies
Phone:
800-845-5665
Email:
info@friendsofthesmokies.org
Website:
www.friendsofthesmokies.org

Details

Date:
November 10
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Friends of the Smokies
Phone:
800-845-5665
Email:
info@friendsofthesmokies.org
Website:
www.friendsofthesmokies.org