J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake

Volunteer Program

We need your help! As a volunteer, you can:
  • Work outdoors
  • Meet new people
  • Learn alongside knowledgeable professionals
  • Achieve a proud sense of contributing to the future of the nation
  • Plus, it's just plain fun!

Making a Difference!!!

Leave a legacy by volunteering to preserve recreation and natural resources at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes.

In this era of government downsizing, agencies have become increasingly reliant on the assistance of private citizens. These volunteers play a vital role for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at J. Strom Thurmond Lake. Thurmond Lake is located near Augusta, GA, however, located far enough out of the city to provide a truly natural environment yet very accessible to many large metropolitan areas. As a volunteer you will be part of a team that works together to conserve our nation’s recreation resources keeping valuable assets accessible to the public. In many cases, Volunteer Park Hosts, and Park Gate Attendants, are the first contact the public has with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Everyone can Leave a Legacy of Service

Anyone can volunteer at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers facilities: Scout units, civic organizations, local businesses, youth centers, school groups, retirees and more. All of these volunteers assist us in building and maintaining our recreational facilities as well as developing natural areas where animals and plants can thrive.

You can become part of the team and help us meet our missions for the nation. We need volunteers for a wide variety of operational activities including:
  • Water Safety programs
  • Adopt a park program
  • Park attendant/hosts
  • Tree plantings
  • Trail work
  • Wildlife nesting program
  • Community outreach
  • Park Watch
  • Shoreline and park clean up
  • Fish attractors
  • Clerical admin assistance
  • Buoy inspections
  • Assist with the life jacket loaner program
  • Marking Timber
  • Visitor Center operations
  • Boat patrol with park rangers
  • Updating bulletin boards at park areas.

Volunteer Village

If you do not live in the area, volunteer campsites may be available at our volunteer village or certain designated campsites in our campgrounds. These volunteers work a minimum of 20 hrs per week and are provided a campsite (with full hook ups) during their commitment to our team, however, must have their own self contained RV. Time commitments are flexible but we prefer those who can commit for 3-6 months.

If you are interested in a fun and challenging experience as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Volunteer please contact Volunteer Coordinator Hannah Sue Hulpke by email or phone at 864-333-1100 for information about joining our team. If you're interested in volunteer opportunities at other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Volunteer Program National Volunteer Clearinghouse web site or call the volunteer hotline at 1-800-VOL-TEER.

Other Savannah Lake Links:

J. Strom Thurmond Project Office
ATTN: Volunteer Coordinator
510 Clarks Hill Hwy.
Clarks Hill, SC 29821
Telephone: 864-333-1100