Volunteer with Point Lookout State Park

Volunteer Opportunities

Point Lookout State Park.

Fascinated by the past, and want to share it with others?

There are several opportunities to volunteer at Point Lookout State Park in the area of historical interpretation. We have both Fort Lincoln a civil war fort, and the Lighthouse that was constructed in 1830. We have two friends groups that work on the preservation and interpretation of both these wonderful areas that played a huge role in our local and state's history. We are looking for anyone who is willing to help pass down bits of history and or assist in the maintenance of the facilities, and help us pereserve these historically significant areas in our park.

Like to get your hands dirty?

Want to look back at the end of the day with a feeling of accomplishment? Clear Trails after storms (or the winter off-season), build water bars, repair trails damaged by storms or usage, and otherwise help to keep our network of trails in tip-top shape. A strong back, and the ability to work outside in all weather on potentially rugged terrain, is a must. Familiarity with hand and/or power tools, and/or some experience with trail work, is a bonus but not required. Wear weather-appropriate clothing that can get dirty/muddy, and sturdy work or hiking boots; bring water bottle, work gloves, lunch, as well as sunscreen, bug repellent and rain protection as needed. This is an occasional opportunity and days and times will vary.

Volunteer Rangers

Become a Volunteer Ranger and help protect Maryland's natural resources! The Volunteer Ranger Program is for volunteers ages 18 and above who want to assist the Department's regular workforce in state parks with operations, programs and public service. Volunteers are trained and provided with uniforms for their jobs once they have completed 40 hours of volunteer service at a state park. Orientation training helps rangers become acclimated to the Maryland Park Service. Additional training opportunities, that may include CPR, first aid, search and rescue, and trail stewardship, are offered on a regional basis. As ambassadors of the state parks, Volunteer Rangers serve a vital role to the public. Thousands of visitors to Maryland's state parks look to Volunteer Rangers for guidance and help.

Camp Host

Enjoy meeting your fellow campers? Point Lookout's Camp Hosts receive a free campsite in exhange for working for 20 hours per week. The work to be done is generally campground related: welcoming new campers, keeping campsites clean, keeping the campground in good condition, keeping bathhouses clean and in working order, answering questions asked by campers, and letting the campers know what is happening in the park/area over the period of the campers' stay. Camp Hosts are asked to make a commitment of a one-month stay. Opportunities are year-round.

If any of these volunteer opportunities interest you or if you have any questions, please call Point Lookout State Park at 301-872-5688 or e-mail Jonas Williams at jmwilliams@dnr.state.md.us.