Great Smoky Mountains offers volunteer project opportunities

Friday, June 28, 2019, Vol. 43, No. 26

GATLINBURG (AP) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park is offering volunteer opportunities during service days that continue over the next few months.

Park staff is leading the one-day events for people of all ages interested in learning more about the park and pitching in to help with projects.

Projects start at 9 a.m. and last until 1 p.m. and can be used to fulfill community service requirements for high school and college students, Scout groups and civic organizations.

Tools and safety gear will be provided. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water and snacks. To participate in an enrichment activity after each project, bring a sack lunch.

Dates are July 13 and 27, Aug. 17, Sept. 14 and 21 and Oct. 5.