Lake Guntersville State Park invites
you to become an Alabama State
Park VIP (Volunteers in Parks)      

There are many ways you can show your support for LGSP:
1. Become a part-time volunteer in one of our facilities such as the Lodge, Country Store, Park Office, or Nature Center.
2. Serve as a camp host in the one of our campgrounds.
3. Serve as a work camper in the park.
4. Work on a special project.
5. Help develop activities and publications in the park. 
6. Marketing, tourism or animal caretaker.

1. PART-TIME VOLUNTEERS (Scheduled around your time)

Part-time volunteers work in one of our facilities assisting our staff.  Tasks may include: providing information and directions, taking campground & lodging reservations, answering the phone, helping with events, programs & hikes, trail maintenance, landscaping duties, or light housekeeping. Click here to find more information about volunteering part-time at LGSP.


Volunteer camp hosts act as our campground ambassadors.  Camp hosts receive a full hookup campsite in exchange for 20 + hours of service each week.Some duties may include: campground occupancy checks, light maintenance & cleaning, making copies, helping with events & programs, providing information & directions and assisting park staff in the Lodge, Country Store, Nature Center, or Park Office. Duties can vary.


Volunteer Work Campers receive a full hookup campsite in exchange for 20 + hours of service each week. A position will typically range from 1 to 3 months at a time.Some duties may include:  maintenance & cleaning, painting, mowing, weed-eating, landscaping, monitoring trails, picking up trash, pressure washing, etc. Duties can vary.

4. SPECIAL PROJECTS (Scheduled Around Your Time)

Lake Guntersville State Park has over 38 miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails.  Year-round maintenance is necessary to keep the trails in good condition.  Some projects may include:  keeping trails marked & legible, clearing new trails, repairing footbridges, erosion control, or brush trimming. Other projects could involve carpentry and other special skills to help make Lake Guntersville State Park the best it can be. Concierge service, special events, office work, and diocese are among some other options. Click here to find more information on what you can do to volunteer. 

5. Help develop activites and publications in the park by being a campground activity director:

Schedules and conducts entertainment and activities in the campground for the campers. The Activity Director is also responsible for contacting and scheduling all events. This is a challenging position, but is very rewarding due to the wonderful and talented people you will come in contact with.

6. Marketing, tourism or animal caretaker. More information on these and other opportunities can be located here!

To request a volunteer handbook or more information: please email us or give us a call at 256-997-5025

Lake Guntersville State Park VIP Brochure

Get started by downloading an application:  Volunteer Application(PDF)

*Please indicate which project you are interested in, on another sheet if needed.

To mail application, address to: 1157 Lodge Drive Guntersville, Alabama 35976 

Or email us: 

 At Alabama State Parks, we work as a team.  Our goal is to provide our guest with the best in accommodations and facilities.  Adding to that, our staff made up of folks who are friendly and know a lot about our park's and we feel we have a combination that will ensure each of our visitors a comfortable and pleasant experience