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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for enthusiastic and motivated people to become Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center Volunteer Hosts. In return for the valuable service, volunteers will receive free camping or free use of the public beaches and boat ramps at Lake Shelbyville. Amount of free camping or beach/boat ramp usage depends on the amount of hours a person volunteers for. The work to be performed includes greeting visitors, opening and closing the visitor center, stocking brochure racks, selling merchandise from the sales area, and general housekeeping of the visitor center both inside and outside.

The visitor center is open now through November 4th Sunday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Beginning November 7th until April the hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Shifts for the volunteer hosts will be determined based on availability of the volunteers and the number of volunteers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will consider anyone that is interested in volunteering regardless if you can volunteer a few hours or a few days a week. Any help will be appreciated.

If you are interested in becoming a Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center Volunteer Host contact Park Ranger Annie Hickman at 217-774-3951 ext. 7007 or by e-mail at anna.e.hickman@usace.army.mil. You can also stop by the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center any time that it is open and fill out a volunteer application.

 
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