An essential piece of our organization at Friends of Land Between the Lakes is our fantastic team of Volunteers. Volunteers provide a valuable service for operations across the forest ranging from trail maintenance and cleanup, to support of special events, monitoring the Elk & Bison Prairie, and assisting with administrative work. Volunteering is a hands-on meaningful experience that allows you to contribute to the conservation, preservation, and operation of Land Between the Lakes.

Our Volunteer Coordinator would love to talk to you today! Contact them directly through email at or give them a call at 270-924-2007. If you are looking to broaden your horizons or are part of a group that would like to contribute, the Volunteer Coordinator is dedicated to making sure we find the right project and activity to make your volunteer experience a rewarding and successful endeavor.

Take a look at our calendar for upcoming opportunities!


You can also sign up for our Volunteer Newsletter and mailing list! You will receive up-to-date notifications of upcoming volunteer projects and news and information about volunteer activities that take place in Land Between the Lakes. Click here to sign up!

Volunteer Impact

Just over the past five years, Friends of Land Between The Lakes organized and conducted volunteer activities for the general public which produced over 55,000 hours of donated service. The value of this donated service was in excess of $900,000. You too can be a part of this wonderful program!

Our volunteers include Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church groups, and individuals from all across the country. We have had students from five different colleges who choose to spend their fall or spring break volunteering at Land Between The Lakes. We have also had numerous Eagle Scout projects conducted here. Groups of volunteers maintain over 75 miles of trails. During our National Public Lands Day and Shoreline Cleanup events, volunteers remove over a ton of trash from Land Between The Lakes; almost 60% of which is recycled.

Friends of Land Between the Lakes’ volunteers can also work in the Elk & Bison Prairie to monitor the condition of the elk and bison, but also to educate and inform the visitors so they will have a safe, fun, and educational experience.

As a volunteer, you will give your time and effort to Land Between the Lakes. In return, you will receive a great deal of satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment knowing that you have helped this marvelous place.

There are so many opportunities for service as a volunteer to give back to your public land.  Call our Volunteer Coordinator and find your place of service today!

Volunteer Application

Or you may contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
Friends of Land Between the Lakes
345 Maintenance Road
Golden Pond, KY 42211
Phone: 270-924-2007

Or download, print, complete, and return the Volunteer Application (PDF).