We have developed a Volunteer Newsletter for individuals interested in keeping up to date with what volunteer opportunities exist at Land Between the Lakes.  If you are interested in receiving these electronic newsletters, please provide us with your information.  Click here to sign up!

Shoreline Cleanup and Litter Patrol

Trash cleanup makes up a large part of the great work done by our volunteers. Add a volunteer cleanup onto any adventure you are having at Land Between the Lakes and contribute meaningfully to the beautification of this lovely National Recreation Area.

Volunteering at Woodlands Nature Station

Volunteering at the Woodlands Nature Station is a rewarding experience that provides volunteers with the opportunity to build interpretive skills and knowledge about native wildlife while improving our visitors’ experience at Land Between the Lakes. Help the Nature Station by setting up education stations throughout the backyard, answer questions, and help with animal care and gardens.

Volunteering The Homeplace 1850’s Working Farm

Join our family on the farm and learn historical skills and agricultural practices firsthand while interpreting life in the 1850s for visitors on our period historical working farm. Our accessible farm site features historic livestock breeds,  relocated log structures, crop fields, and gardens. As a volunteer, you would dress in period clothing and demonstrate 19th-century living.

Elk & Bison Prairie Bugle Corps Volunteers

Join our team of Bugle Corps volunteers as they keep our scenic Elk and Bison Prairie safe, clean, and enjoyable for all.

Volunteer Photography Programs

Contact us today to help us capture the great moments here at Land Between the Lakes. If you are interested you can volunteer by photographing our events or submit photos you have taken on your own LBL adventures!

Alternative Break Program

Alternative Break is a trip where a group of college students engages in volunteer service, typically for a week as an “alternative” to a traditional spring or fall break. If you’re a college group looking for a new and exciting way to spend your break, Land Between The Lakes offers a variety of projects and educational opportunities for your group along with accommodations. Plus, there is no fee to participate in this program!  For more on the Alternate Break Away Program go to https://alternativebreaks.org/


Looking for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders to adopt their favorite section of trail! Volunteers are asked to keep their trail section clean by removing trash, small debris and report any large debris along their adopted section of trail. Volunteers are asked to check their trail a minimum of twice a year.

Scout Projects

Scouting organizations have made many beautiful and meaningful contributions to Land Between the Lakes. Whether you are part of a Troop, Crew, Den, or Pack, if you are a scout or leader interested in hosting your service project here at Land Between the Lakes please call 270-924-2007 or email volunteer@friendsoflbl.org .

West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers

From beginners to experts, the WKAA is a club brought together by the love of the night sky. In addition to night sky observations, the WKAA hosts the annual National Astronomy Day and holds regular star parties and educational programs at Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory. For more information visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WestKentuckyAmateurAstronomers

Love Our Byways

We have partnered with the National Scenic Byways Foundation to develop and maintain the Byways which run north to south through Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Our past projects include refreshing the South Bison Range Picnic Area in 2021 and restoring Cedar Pond Picnic Area in 2022. In 2023, we plan to restore the South Welcome Station Picnic Area and Playground.

Schedule yourself, your family, or your group by contacting our Volunteer Coordinator at (270) 924-2007 or volunteer@friendsoflbl.org.