Welcome to our Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities Page!
Check out our 2023 Project Map
Projects will be added to our calendar regularly throughout the year!
2023 is shaping up to be full of changes, the most pertinent being our NEW SIGNUP PROCESS!
STEP 1: Scroll through our list of projects. Click any of the photos or titles associated with the project to access its page. Read carefully about the dates, location, scope of work, degree of difficulty, vehicle requirements, and camping logistics.
STEP 2: If you are interested in volunteering, click the link that says “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!” You will be re-directed to the project’s registration form. (If you are re-directed to a HistoriClub Early Access Page, this means the project is locked until the advance access window for HistoriClub members is complete.)
STEP 3: If you are a new volunteer, please fill out the required information on pages 1 and 2 of the registration form. (This will be standard for every registration form.) Returning volunteers will have the option to update their personal information and project preferences or skip ahead to registering for the project if no changes are desired.
STEP 4: Submit the form and look for a confirmation email of your submission. Next, sit tight! We’ll email you if you are accepted to the project!
HAVING DIFFICULTIES REGISTERING?: Contact our Workforce Manager – Kyle Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is our active project list for the 2023 season. PLEASE CLICK ON A PROJECT TO LEARN MORE.
*Projects will be added throughout the season*
The Double Lake Recreation Area was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937 with the intent of providing families with an enjoyable recreation site. The 24-acre lake is surrounded by whispering pines and hardwoods, containing popular trails trails for hikers and mountain bikers, along with plenty of opportunities for fishing and canoeing. Due to logistical setbacks, our recruitment timeline is relatively short. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS ASAP! Volunteers will replace the asphalt shingle roof of the pavilion, repair rotting posts and handrails, replace rotten boards of bathhouse, and prime, paint, and stain exposed wood boards of the bathhouse. Tents, truck campers, campervans, trailers, and RVs are welcome. Hookups and showers are available! Dogs are welcomed but must be leashed.
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve Loafing Barn, CA
April 16-21, April 23-28, April 30 – May 5, and May 7-12
The Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is known for its breathtaking views, coastal air, and a history of ranching that dates back to the 19th Century. Our partners at California State Parks have given us the green light to help restore the historic ranch beginning with the deteriorating loafing barn. We’ll replace the wooden shingle roof surrounded by the timeless backdrop of the pacific coast. Tents, truck campers, campervans, trailers, and RVs. There are no hookups and the ground may not be perfectly level. Showers will be available onsite. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted at this location!
Yellow Creek Schoolhouse, CO
April 23-28, April 30 – May 5, and May 7 – 12
This spring we raise the roof on the Yellow Creek Schoolhouse outside of Meeker, CO! For decades, schoolhouses like the one at Yellow Creek were cultural centers for local ranching communities, educating the upcoming generations, and serving as crucial social spaces. Our partners at the Colorado’s White River Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management have set up a wonderful project involving roofing, log repair, and carpentry. We’ll be camping with a local rancher just 15 minutes from the project and commuting to the job site daily. Currently, tent camping and truck campers are confirmed, but we are awaiting on additional information about trailers and RVs. Showers will likely not be provided and dogs are still waiting approval.
The Houston Ranger Station is located in the Houston Ranger district, which is composed of five original buildings. The buildings were constructed by the CCC, Lynchburg Camp between 1936 and 1937 and were built with limestone in a colonial revival style. The Ranger Station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the Mark Twain National Forest. Our project at the Houston Ranger Station will only be available to a small group and we’ll work a slightly different schedule than our normal Sunday to Friday. As well, there will not be a Kitchen Helper needed for this project since we will be a smaller group. Volunteers will repair the second story window lintel and perform general maintenance the ranger station. Tents, truck campers, campervans, trailers, and a few RVs 25′ feet and under are welcome. Hookups and showers will not be available. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed.
Hidden inside the Walnut Canyon National Monument is one of Arizona’s oldest surviving log structures and a rare example of hog-trough log framing. Built in 1904, the Ranger Cabin (originally known as the Cliffs Ranger Station) is significant as the first headquarters and museum in what is now Walnut Canyon National Monument. Volunteers will perform carpentry repairs to siding, doors, and trim as well as rehabilitate deteriorating window sashes. We will camp a short distance away and commute daily to the job site. Low overhead clearance is require due to trees. Tents, truck campers, campervans, trailers, and a few short RVs 25′ feet and under are welcome. Hookups and showers will not be available and the ground may not be perfectly level. Dogs are not allowed at this project.
History runs deep at the Collier Logging Museum and we are excited to join Collier Memorial State Park in welcoming our volunteers to one of the most iconic time capsules of the state’s logging industry. Join us this spring as we carve our way through log repairs, finish carpentry and potentially some stone masonry work. Tent, truck-campers, campervans, trailers, and RVs will have access to our campground. Hookups and showers will be available, and we are still waiting on approval for dogs!
Forest Lodge, WI
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
June 4-9, June 11-16, June 18-23, and June 25-30
Forest Lodge was built in the early 1900s by the Livingston family of St. Paul, MN, as a private getaway. The Adirondack-style camp boasts several buildings, many of which are in need of rehabilitation. For the past decade, HistoriCorps has been invited to be a workforce for saving this place – and ensuring it can continue to serve generations to come. Join us in 2023 for one of our longest standing projects, where lakeside views and quick dip are only moments away. Tent and truck-campers will have access to our campground. Showers are available and dogs are accepted on a case by case basis.
Lemley Mill and Miners Delight Cabin, WY
July 23-28, July 30 – August 4, August 13-18, August 20-25, and August 27 – September 1
Located just 40 minutes from the outdoor-lovers’ destination of Lander, WY, gateway to the unforgettable Wind River Range, Lemley Mill is part of the 30-square-miles South Pass Historic Mining Area. The Lemley Mill was constructed during a failed attempt to revive mining here during the Great Depression, but was abandoned just a decade later due to its unprofitability. It was acquired by the BLM in the 1960s. There’s still a lot of work to be done here, so please read through our Scope of Work on the project webpage for more details. The majority of our volunteers will camp at the Lemley Mill just on the outskirts of the main strip in Atlantic City. A few RV spaces are available just down the road at the Dexter Mill RV Park with hookups. Coin operated showers are located at the Dexter Mill RV Park as well! Our primary campsite at the Lemley Mill is accessible for tent campers, truck campers/campervans, and small RVs/trailers.