Volunteering as RVers
When your home is on wheels, that opens up a lot of volunteering opportunities. RVillage members talk about how and where they enjoy helping out—from Red Cross volunteering, Habitat for Humanity home builds, national and state parks, to wildlife refuges, and more.
Volunteer opportunities for serving others in need
Red Cross volunteers
Learn more about opportunities for volunteering with the Red Cross: Volunteer from Home (Virtual Positions), Disaster Action Team (DAT), and Blood Donor Support.
See story here about how retired army officers deployed from WNC to Louisiana and helped with Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts, along with volunteers in RVs!
Habitat for Humanity Care-A-Vanners
An RVillager shares what CARE is for her:
Another RVillager shares how much she enjoys volunteering at Escapees CARE:
Interested in helping the plight of farmers?
RVillagers share some of their favorite volunteer gigs
Army Corps of Engineers (COE) campgrounds/parks:
Wildlife refuges and observatories:
Visit this RVillage group to learn of volunteer opportunities: US Fish and Wildlife Volunteers.
What are YOUR favorite places to volunteer?
See responses and add yours!
Volunteer camp hosting
Many RVillagers like to camp host in exchange for a campsite only, instead of pay. They say that those positions are easier and less stressful than camp hosting positions "for hire."
You really do wear more than one hat or title when you volunteer. See this discussion thread.
What amenities are offered, and how do you get started?
Related post: Working from the Road
Where do you find these parks?
“A Year to Volunteer”
Want to join some interesting volunteer projects around the country? Check out what Shar & Phil—friends of Phil and Stacy of You Me & The RV are up to:
RVillage groups for volunteering
Join some groups to get inspired, find opportunities, and make new friends!
- Volunteers RVing - Keep an eye on the MANY openings posted here, and post about projects that you've participated in that are not listed above!
- National Park Service Volunteers (Openings posted here, too)
- US Fish and Wildlife Volunteers
- COE Parks (Army Corps of Engineers campgrounds)
- Workamper News (Also includes volunteer positions)
- RVillage Cares (For assisting with disaster relief)
Find volunteer opportunities at the following websites:
- Red Cross volunteers
- Volunteer with Us - U.S. National Park Service
- Volunteers - US Forest Service
Also, you can check with any state's park service where you'd like to volunteer for a season.
Disclaimer: The information gathered here is compiled from the posts and opinions of RVillagers, and not of RVillage itself. RVillage assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions.
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