Volunteer Events


Saturday, May 2, 2020

Trail Cleanup
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Enjoy a morning hike while helping us clean up the trails. Become a volunteer litter and trash have no place on the trails at Magnolia Springs bring a trash bag as you help us clean the trails on this hike. free with park pass $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Meet the Reptiles
Saturday, May 16, 2020 3 PM to 4 PM
Magnolia Springs State Park - Millen, GA
Are you afraid of snakes? Have you ever seen a live gopher tortuous? Come meet the reptiles of Magnolia Springs. Meet Colonel Mustard the corn snake and Mercedes our gopher tortuous. You will learn that reptiles are an important part of our natural world and snakes are not scary creatures but are wild animals with unique adaptions. $1 plus $5 parking. 478-982-1660.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Friends of Hardman Farm Monthly Meeting
3rd Wednesday of Month 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM from Jun 17, 2020 until Nov 18, 2020 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Friends of Hardman Farm Monthly Meeting: Third Wednesday of each month, at 9:30 a.m. the Friends and Board members of Hardman Farm get together to discuss what has happened over the past month and plan for the future. Join us and discover where your interests and talents can be put to great use helping to “bring the Farm back to life.” 706-878-1077.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Your State Park Day
Friday, Jun 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Tugaloo State Park - Lavonia, GA
. Butterfly Garden Maintenance - Volunteers will help with the maintenance of our Pollination Garden by weeding, trimming back bushes, and spreading mulch. Bring work gloves and gardening tools $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
DIRT Event 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Friends of Hardman Farm Monthly Meeting
3rd Wednesday of Month 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM from Jul 15, 2020 until Nov 18, 2020 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Friends of Hardman Farm Monthly Meeting: Third Wednesday of each month, at 9:30 a.m. the Friends and Board members of Hardman Farm get together to discuss what has happened over the past month and plan for the future. Join us and discover where your interests and talents can be put to great use helping to “bring the Farm back to life.” 706-878-1077.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Your State Parks Day
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
General Coffee State Park - Nicholls, GA
Join us by lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be working on our flower garden, trails, and cleaning around the pond to make General Coffee State Park beautiful and pristine! 912-384-7082.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Friends of Hardman Farm: Volunteer Recruitment Day
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
We are gearing up for a special year, our 150th anniversary! Join us for a volunteer open house and hear about all the great opportunities and benefits of becoming a volunteer at Hardman Farm. Morning biscuits will be provided, and all prospective volunteers will enjoy a tour of the farm. 706-878-1077.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Friends of Hardman Farm Monthly Meeting
3rd Wednesday of Month 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM from Aug 19, 2020 until Nov 18, 2020 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Friends of Hardman Farm Monthly Meeting: Third Wednesday of each month, at 9:30 a.m. the Friends and Board members of Hardman Farm get together to discuss what has happened over the past month and plan for the future. Join us and discover where your interests and talents can be put to great use helping to “bring the Farm back to life.” 706-878-1077.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sweep the Hooch
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Don Carter State Park - Gainesville, GA
This annual cleanup extends all the way from the upper Chattahoochee to our park. We will have volunteers walking the shoreline and paddling. Bring your own kayaks if you sign up for that group. Be sure to register on the Sweep the Hooch website: https://chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch// 678-450-7726.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Friends of Hardman Farm Monthly Meeting
3rd Wednesday of Month 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM from Sep 16, 2020 until Nov 18, 2020 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Friends of Hardman Farm Monthly Meeting: Third Wednesday of each month, at 9:30 a.m. the Friends and Board members of Hardman Farm get together to discuss what has happened over the past month and plan for the future. Join us and discover where your interests and talents can be put to great use helping to “bring the Farm back to life.” 706-878-1077.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Your State Parks Day-Free Admission to Volunteers
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Chief Vann House Historic Site - Chatsworth, GA
Bring the family and bring the friends to help maintain your local park. We are offering free admission and and a t-shirt to volunteers. Projects include: cleaning the nature trail, shrubbery pruning, garden clearing. Bring water, sun protection, bug-spray, closed toed shoes. Free admission includes the Vann House, log-cabin exhibits, and museum. 706-695-2598.
DIRT Event 
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 4 PM
Fort McAllister State Park - Richmond Hill, GA
Our biggest volunteer day of the year! Stop by and lend a helping hand as we spend the day improving the park. We will be cleaning and clearing branches, debris and more as we work hard to make our park beautiful and pristine! All of our hard working volunteers will be treated to lunch, as a personal thank you from Georgia State Parks! 912-727-2339.
Volunteer Day on the Beach - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 1 PM
Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Welcome the “End of Season” with a beach cleanup. Meet other volunteers and enjoy the work, company, and the outdoors. We will do a deep litter clean up and trim back the bushes around the beach and the parking lots. A good clean up is needed before the fall. Meet at the beach. Please call the park office to let us know you are coming. $5 parking. 706-557-3001.
Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Volunteers around the country will be helping to improve their favorite state park or historic site on this special day. We hope you will join us in improving Hardman Farm. 706-878-1077.
Your State Parks Day: Fall Cleaning
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Kolomoki Mounds State Park - Blakely, GA
Help us prepare the park for a busy fall season. Work in the flower bed, add new mulch to the playground or help us deep clean the group shelters. There is something for all ages plus you will receive a free ParkPass for the day. Please bring gloves, bottle water and wear closed toe shoes. $5 parking. 229-724-2150.
SAVE our State Parks Volunteer Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
New Echota Historic Site - Calhoun, GA
We'll be sprucing up the old Cherokee Capital of New Echota with projects including trail work, cemetery clean up, landscaping work and more. Scouts and other groups, call ahead to register your Troop to participate. 706-624-1321.
DIRT Event 
Lakeside Trail Cleanup; Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 10 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our Friends volunteer group to help beautify the park! Check in with Friends at the Visitor Center. Volunteers will be working to clean up the Lakeside Trail area. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Stay after the clean-up to enjoy our Harvest at the Homestead event! Inclement weather may cancel this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Beach Beautification - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Richard B. Russell State Park - Elberton, GA
In exchange for assisting in the clean-up of the concession stand and beach area, volunteers will receive free parking for the day. 706-213-2045.
Trail Clean up - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Falls, GA
Come enjoy your state park while lending a helping hand. Volunteers can come lend a hand in one of our native garden areas or pick up litter and help clean up our trails. Parking fee is waived for volunteers on this day. 706-754-7981.
DIRT Event 
Your State Park Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Traveler's Rest Historic Site - Toccoa, GA
Landscaping around the Inn - Come join the Friends of Traveler's Rest on September 28th between 9am-12pm and help us spruce up some of the flowerbeds around the Inn for the upcoming festive season $5 parking. 706-356-4363.
DIRT Event 
Working in The Woods! - Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Victoria Bryant State Park - Royston, GA
Enjoy a day of volunteering with the staff and the "Friend's of Victoria Bryant State Park" we will be working towards beautifying and managing our forest. Parking is free for all volunteers that day, and a free hot dog lunch, as a "Thank You" for giving back! Meet at park office. 706-245-6270.
DIRT Event 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup at Red Top
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We are joining the effort for the Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup! Come help clean up the shoreline to enhance our Parks and waterways. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Parking is FREE for volunteers. Please check in at Picnic Shelter 4 at 9 AM. 770-975-0055.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Friends of Hardman Farm Monthly Meeting
3rd Wednesday of Month 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM from Oct 21, 2020 until Nov 18, 2020 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Friends of Hardman Farm Monthly Meeting: Third Wednesday of each month, at 9:30 a.m. the Friends and Board members of Hardman Farm get together to discuss what has happened over the past month and plan for the future. Join us and discover where your interests and talents can be put to great use helping to “bring the Farm back to life.” 706-878-1077.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Friends of Hardman Farm Monthly Meeting
3rd Wednesday of Month 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM from Nov 18, 2020 
Hardman Farm Historic Site - Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Friends of Hardman Farm Monthly Meeting: Third Wednesday of each month, at 9:30 a.m. the Friends and Board members of Hardman Farm get together to discuss what has happened over the past month and plan for the future. Join us and discover where your interests and talents can be put to great use helping to “bring the Farm back to life.” 706-878-1077.