“We make sure that the campground is clean, campsites ready for our new guests and flower beds are neat” shares Dorothy.
It is this dedication to their volunteer position that landed the couple in a position to be highlighted as the Virginia State Parks Volunteers of the Month. Not only do the Cogswells dedicate their time to being a camp host in the campground, but they are retail hosts in camp gift stores as well.
The camp store at Grayson Highlands is a hub of activity throughout the day
The Cogswells encourage everyone to experience all the parks have to offer and sign up to volunteer. Not only is it rewarding personally, but volunteeringprovides a platform for expanding your horizons.
“As camp hosts, we enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and helping them with their camping needs”, said Dorothy, which I think sums up nicely the goal of our state parks and the world of nature.
- Camp Host
- Youth Conservation Corps
- Alternative Spring Break
- Friend Groups
- Natural Heritage Internships
- Youth Ambassador
- Virginia Association for Parks
Does any of this interest you? If so, youcan Virginia State Parks.
We would like to offer a big heartfelt thank you to all of our Virginia State Parks' volunteers, and especially our Volunteers of the Month Dorothy and Pete Cogwell.