Volunteer Needed at Corps of Engineers Park

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Project is looking for a fulltime Volunteer Campground Host at Blanchard Island Recreation Area. The position will run through the summer and end on October 15, 2012.  The campground host is responsible for the daily tasks of greeting park visitors, informing campers of self-registration procedures, cleaning the restrooms daily, cleaning out fire rings weekly, and informing the park rangers of maintenance needs.  Volunteers will not collect nor handle money. 

Hosts will provide an average of 21 hours of volunteer service per week and may serve for the entire recreation season. The volunteer selected for this position is provided a FREE campsite with water and electric.   A dump station is located in the park for use by the volunteer.  Blanchard Island Recreation Area is located along the Illinois side of the Mississippi River just south of Muscatine, Iowa.  

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact the Mississippi River Project's Muscatine Park Rangers by calling (563) 263-7913 or by emailing or