Court Appointed/Community Service Volunteer - Court Appointed 2023/2024

The duties of this volunteer position vary and should be discussed with the park superintendent but may include:

  • picking up litter
  • routine maintenance work
  • cleaning restrooms
  • cleaning other buildings on property
  • weed eating
  • other duties as assigned and agreed upon

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Sunday, January 01, 2023 and Tuesday, December 31, 2024

About Trail of Tears State Park

Gain a better understanding of one of the saddest chapters in American history at Trail of Tears State Park, where nine of the 13 Cherokee Indian groups being relocated to Oklahoma crossed the Mississippi River during harsh winter conditions in 1838 and 1839. The park’s visitor center tells the tale of the thousands who died on the forced march, as well as the park’s many natural features. The park also has a cheerier side: shaded picnic sites, hiking and horse trails, opportunities to fish in both the Mississippi River and Lake Boutin, and majestic views of the Mississippi River and beyond. Its location right on the river makes the park one of the best places in Missouri for viewing migratory waterfowl.