1. All volunteers must complete and sign a new volunteer service agreement and a self-certification form for COVID-19.
  2. Once the Volunteer Coordinator has received the signed documents, the volunteer is able to resume outdoor work in the park again.
  3. All volunteers must follow the current CDC guidelines when performing their tasks at the park.  Updates about the overall NPS response to COVID-19, including safety information, are posted on

Specifically, volunteers are asked to:

  • Social distance to a minimum of 6’ spacing.
  • Wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Educate yourself on proper donning, doffing, and cleaning of face coverings.
  • Reduce in-person interactions with others.
  • Wash hands frequintly for a minimum of 20 seconds if you touch something others have touched.
  • Clean frequnetly touched surfaces often using sanitizer/disinfectant.
  • Stay home if you are not feeling  well.
  • If working/meeting with others at the park, meet in a well-ventilated area, such as outdoors.
  • Avoid mass gatherings of more than 10 people.
Support the park as a Volunteer in Parks (VIP): become a steward of your national park, enjoy the outdoors with like-minded people, learn about the park’s resources.

There are as many rewarding ways to volunteer as there are volunteers. Join a special event or work day. If you have more time, become a Trail Blazer, Bike VIP, River VIP, help at the visitor center or contribute to long-term projects. Become a VIP and “Find Your Park” at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. 

June 6th Trail Day (Canceled)

Due to the Covid 19 Virus the June 16th Trail Day has been canceled.

Please help to collaborate with other V.I.P.s.

Hello V.I.P.s!  I hope that you’ve enjoyed getting back into the Parks!  Thank you for the many hours of service you’ve donated to CRNRA.

We don’t have a Facebook group at the moment for CRNRA volunteering, but we have all the functionality that we need to collaborate together right here on CRNRA.VIP!  I think that it would be very helpful if we Volunteers – especially those of us who are Site Stewards, would take a moment to post where we’re planning on going and what we’re planning on doing under the Discussion Forums.  Probably the number one thing that I’ve learned going out to volunteer on my own is that it is often too big a job for one person working solo.  I think this really hit home last year when I somehow successfully moved probably a 150 pound log by myself one day at Sope Creek to keep it from blocking water from draining off the trail.  I don’t like doing that kind of work alone and oftentimes find it to practically impossible and / or dangerous to do so.  

There are so many ways we can help each other be more efficient and effective Site Stewards by working together as a team (though we do have to keep our teams small at this moment in history due to the COVID-19 Pandemic); so, if you find it useful to do so, please take a moment to share with the rest of us where you’re going and / or what you’re seeing out there.  Thank you!  Kelly Keener.

May 16th Columns Drive Trail Day (Canceled)

Due to social isolation guidelines the May 16th Trail Day has been canceled.  Please feel free to get out on the...