Would you like to apply your medical skills, help people, support the National Park Service, and enjoy world-class entertainment for free? If yes, then you should sign up as an EMS volunteer at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. EMS volunteers provide first-aid assistance for patrons visiting the park. Most injuries and illnesses are minor. We require first-aid volunteers to provide copies of their current certification at the level of EMT-B or higher. First-Aid volunteers work from 1 hour before show time until 15 minutes after the show ends. These volunteers roam through the crowds throughout the evening and often get a chance to enjoy the performances. They must maintain radio contact with the ranger staff so they can be directed to any medical incidents. We ask that first-aid volunteers choose a day of the week and make a commitment to help us on that night throughout the summer. So, if you sign up for Tuesday night, we’ll expect you to work every Tuesday night there is a show. We have substitution policies in place if you need to take a night off. Recruitment for first-aid volunteers takes place from December to May each year. There is an orientation session in late April to help familiarize volunteers with the park and their volunteer responsibilities. The Filene Center performance season lasts from late May to early September. Shows range from pop to rock to country to operas and musicals. We are also proud to be the summer home for the National Symphony Orchestra.
Dates: Starting April 01, 2015 This Position is Year Round 2015.
Volunteer Duties: The volunteer will be responsible for supervising Comal County community service workers at Canyon Lake. The work will be performed on Saturdays and Sundays only. The volunteer may be authorized to operate a government vehicle and all training and materials will be provided at the expense of the Corps. (Listed 02/27/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Amenities: The Corps will provide a gravel campsite at Comal Park with water, 30-amp and 50-amp electric connections, and a septic tank.
Looking for a campground host for the Chisos Basin Campground this summer.The Basin campground is a 60 unit campground at an altitude of 5,352 feet- cool in the summer (highest temperature here is in the mid 90s).
Main duties: provide information and assistance to visitors, maintain campsite and reservation records (for group site only), inform visitors of rules and regulations, and other duties as assigned. The campground runs on a first-come first-served basis in the summer.
Benefits: full hook site in the campground for your RV, plenty of hiking trails, the Rio Grande River, lots of dirt/gravel roads to explore, quiet, and wide open spaces! There is a pretty good grocery in Study Butte, TX about 35 miles away.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site in the campground will be provided with complete hookups; electric, water and sewer provided with propane as a reimbursable expense.
• Construction/Maintenance • Other • General Assistance
Big Bend National Park encompasses 801,000 acres of incredible Chihuahuan Desert with varied scenery and diversity of plant and animal life. Recreational opportunities include hiking, bird watching, photography, backcountry camping, bicycling, and river rafting. The climate is generally pleasant with hot summers (90-100 degrees F.) and mild winters (30-50 degrees F.). Park elevations range from 1,850 ft at Rio Grande Village to 7,850 ft at Emory Peak.
As a Maintenance Volunteer, you will assist the park plumber in conducting day to day operations. Work will require physical effort to include walking, bending, lifting, and riding. You must have a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license, and be able to operate a motor vehicle.
Previous plumbing experience is necessary. Most work will be performed outdoors, and in remote locations. Volunteer must be willing to work in all types of weather, and be exposed to temperature ranging from 30 degrees to 90 degrees.
Background clearance required prior to the start of volunteering.
A trailer site will be provided to accommodate your motorhome or travel trailer in the volunteer RV sites in the Panther Junction housing area. You would be asked to work three 9-hour days per week in exchange for an RV site to be provided at no cost, including water, electric and sewage hookups. In addition, one 5-hour day a week will be devoted to a "special project" of your choice. A VIP uniform will be provided.
A commitment of 3 months is desirable. Arrival and departure dates are flexible.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Full hookup RV site at Panther Junction housing area. Water, sewer and electric is included and propane is a reimbursable expense. Start and end dates are negotiable.
• Historical Preservation • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
Historic Homestead/Guest Ranch Interpretation
At Rocky Mountain National Park, 14,000 foot glacially-sculpted peaks rise above verdant valleys, twisting rivers, and glistening lakes. You would work on the west side of the park at the Holzwarth Historic Site in the lush Kawuneeche Valley, birthplace of the Colorado River. Located on the banks of the Colorado, the ranch was originally homesteaded by German immigrants in 1917. They soon expanded ranch operations to include providing services to paying customers at the “Holzwarth Trout Lodge.” Today, most of the structures of this 1920’s-era dude ranch are preserved, many with original furnishings.
Rocky Mountain NP and its surroundings offer outstanding opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation activities including hiking, camping, backpacking, wildlife viewing, and fishing. Average summer nighttime temperatures are in the 30s and 40s, daytime highs average 70s with frequent afternoon thunderstorms and rain. Some summers can be consistently cool and damp. Snow can occur during any month of the year.
Step into the Old West and help visitors glimpse a world where homesteaders relied on ingenuity, perseverance, and hospitality to realize their American Dream of making a home in the challenging, but spectacular, Rocky Mountain environment. Each volunteer staffs the Holzwarth Historic Site at least two days/week to provide information to park visitors, including developing and conducting short tours through one of the main cabins. Volunteers may round out their work week with a variety of other duties such as hiking park trails to provide visitor information, staffing the visitor center, or assisting with maintenance projects. Minimum time commitment is 32 hrs/week per person. (This may be closer to 40 hrs/week during the initial 2-week training period.) Volunteers must be available to work June 1 through September 7, 2015. Volunteers are required to wear a volunteer uniform according to park and National Park Service standards.
Housing - RV sites with full hookups are available.
We also have housing available in two rustic, historic cabins. Each cabin is shared by two volunteers who have separate bedrooms, but shared living room, bath, and kitchen. At this point we have two rooms still available to assign. Living in a rustic cabin isn’t for everyone – no internet or TV connections, no on-site laundry facilities, and limited phone service.
New volunteers take part in two full weeks of mandatory training, June 1-12, 2015. Topics covered include safety, park resources, standard operating procedures, and interpretive techniques. Volunteers receive the same level of training in interpretive techniques and standards as NPS staff and are encouraged to incorporate these principles into their work at Holzwarth Historic Site, including writing their own tour.
Required Skills and Abilities:
The ability to work well with people, including park visitors, staff, and a cadre of volunteers is crucial. Rocky Mountain National Park has a large volunteer staff and you will be working very closely with many fellow VIPs. We are looking for positive, upbeat team members who enjoy working with others in a collaborative environment.
Other required skills are reliability, flexibility, and comfort and ability talking with visitors in both an informal setting as well as leading short formal tours.
Physically, you must have the ability to work and live at high elevation (9000’ and higher). Though heavy physical labor and long-distance hiking are not required, most of the workday is spent on your feet and this can be fatiguing. We encourage you to consult with your physician about spending a summer at high altitude before you commit to a position.
For in-depth information, contact Michele Simmons, Colorado River District Interpreter, 970-586-1518 or email@example.com
Thank-you for your interest!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site with full hookups.
Dates: April 01, 2015 through September 30, 2105 – Could be extended to Year Round.
Volunteer Duties: The volunteer will be responsible for cleaning three restrooms in Potters Creek Park. The Corps will provide uniforms and all cleaning supplies. (Listed 02/27/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: Amenities: The Corps will provide an asphalt campsite at Potters Creek Park in exchange for 20 hours of volunteer service per week. Be advised that the campsite does not come with sewer hook-ups and the volunteer will be required to use the dump station.
One Campground Host position available at Avalanche Campground, Glacier National Park.
The campground located 16 miles from West Glacier along the Going-to-the-Sun Road has 87 sites.
Hosts are needed for full season 6/18/15 – 9/7/15.
Avalanche host site can accommodate a Recreational Vehicle maximum length of 30’, with additional parking available for a vehicle. Please indicate the length of your RV on the application.The site has water/sewer hookups only. Electricity provided by solar trickle charge system and a portable generator to be used intermittently during generator hours; low voltage appliances are advised. No cell phone service or satellite TV reception available at Avalanche. There is a park telephone located at the host site, and hosts are provided with a park radio. Picnic area and popular nature trail nearby.
Hosts greet visitors professionally and courteously, assist visitors in complying with campground rules and regulations, educate visitors about bears and food storage regulations, assist visitors with understanding a self-registration payment system, receive and assist in the delivery of emergency messages for visitors, and keep supervisor and Protection Rangers informed of any potential law enforcement problems or wildlife safety issues, but will take no direct action involving complex situations, disturbances or violation of regulations. Campground Hosts are required to wear the Volunteer-In-The-Parks uniform as approved for VIP's in Glacier National Park. Campground rounds are performed primarily by foot or bicycle. Hosts commit to working 40 hours/ 5 days a week including performing morning and evening rounds. This position is well suited for an active couple who enjoys interacting with visitors in a busy environment, who are comfortable living in remote conditions, and who enjoy working both independently and closely with a team of park staff. Please indicate the length of your RV on your volunteer application.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV Pad Maximum vehicle length 30’. Please indicate the length of your RV on your application.
Propane, sewer, water and RV pad provided. Electricity is provided by solar panel and a generator limited to a few hours each day. Volunteer to furnish own self-contained trailer.
• Botany • Weed/Invasive Species Control
Zion National Park is recruiting for volunteers from the local commuting population to work in the park's vegetation restoration program. These volunteers work to conserve and preserve the integrity of native and historically significant vegetation resources at Zion, as well as some travel in support of Pipe Spring National Monument and Cedar Breaks National Monument.
Duties include: seed collection and harvesting, seed cleaning, native plant propagation, greenhouse and shadehouse maintenance tasks, some office tasks, revegetation of disturbed areas, and invasive weed control. Work will be performed outside throughout the park, as well as indoors in the nursery and shadehouse.
These volunteers meet every Wednesday for approximately 4 hours. During summer these volunteers typically meet in the morning to avoid the hottest part of the day. In Winter these volunteers typically meet in the afternoon to avoid the coldest part of the day.
Zion is looking for volunteers that can commit to meeting most Wednesdays for an ongoing period of time.
ability to work safely in most weather and environmental conditions - extreme heat and cold, exposure to direct sun, rain, snow
ability to safely work in high elevations
ability to work safely in conditions that expose volunteer to potential venomous insects and critters, as well as spiny, sharp, and poisonous plant features
ability to use common hand tools, as well as shovels, hand drills, pulaskis, mcclouds, and rakes
ability to grasp and pull weeds, stand or bend for long periods of time, and hike
ability to work independently, and as part of a larger group
some knowledge of native/non-native vegetation is helpful
• Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
One or two positions are potentially available for a Visitor Information Assistant to promote connections among people and their public lands resources and landscapes by assisting with staffing a new partnership information center in Alpine, WY, at the confluence of the Salt, Snake and Greys Rivers.
This service will be done in partnership with the Star Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Alpine, providing information about area services and recreational opportunities, as well as selling Forest products permits. Depending on experience and interest, opportunities to assist with new conservation education outreach across Star Valley and Greys River Ranger District may also be offered.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: Single volunteers may be accomodated in a modern bunkhouse behind the office in Afton. Couples with their own camp trailers may also be accomodated.
• Archaeology • Botany • Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Pest/Disease Control • Range/Livestock • Soil/Watershed • Timber/Fire Prevention • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Natural Resources Planning • Fish/Wildlife • Science • Weed/Invasive Species Control
One or two positions are potentially available for an Outreach Specialist in Conservation Education to promote connections among people and their public lands resources and landscapes. This work will likely be based in Afton, Wyoming, but will provide interpretive programming at businesses and communities across the 70-mile long Star Valley as well as at campgrounds and other sites on the National Forest.
A vehicle is required, but a daily reimbursement will assist with meals and travel costs. Housing may be available.
The work will also include volunteer group development and leadership, coordinating on-Forest projects and providing interpretive education at stewardship locations. Opportunities for promoting and participating in citizen science efforts are also encouraged, including work with Youth Conservation Corps students. Programming topics can be as widely varied across the resource spectrum as the volunteer feels confident to offer. Lists of volunteer projects are already available from district resource specialists.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: Single volunteers may be accomodated in a modern bunkhouse behind the office in Afton. Couples with their own camp trailers may also be accomodated.
• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Photo Courtesy of FS
We need your help at the Gauley Ranger District of the Monongahela NF to serve as a campground host at Summit Lake. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit a truly beautiful area of wild, wonderful WV.
About the area: Summit Lake Campground is located at 3400 feet elevation in a Northern Hardwoods forest 10 miles east of Richwood, WV. The campground is open from April through November. Summit Lake is a 43 acre stocked trout lake with a boat launch area, accessible fishing pier, picnic tables, hiking trail and vault toilets. Gasoline engines are prohibited on the lake. Richwood is the nearest full service community with a population of about 2,000. Services in include a grocery store, gas stations, post office, police station, doctor, and restaurants. Summersville, WV is approximately 34 miles from the campground. The campground has 33 sites and 5 vault toilets. Trash cans are located near each site. Well water is available by handpump. There are no electrical hookups or dumpstation.
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking, fishing, boating, wildlife and bird-watching. Cranberry River trout stream within 3 miles. Nearby river rafting and kayaking access.
Campground Host Duties: . Duties include: campground cleanup, picking up litter, cleaning toilets, raking sites, and cleaning fire rings and picnic tables, help with annual kids fishing derby. Hosts will represent the Forest Service in public contact, providing information and directions, and report vandalism and other problems to Forest Service personnel. As a Campground Host, you will typically be expected to greet campers; give directions, and answer questions; help campers feel at home; perform minor maintenance and inspect the campground; clean and stock restrooms; keep some records; monitor area use; and occasionally fill out forms. A Host must work well with people, be personable and neat in appearance. You may be required to be on-site six days per week, especially on weekends and heavy use holidays. A Host must generally be physically able to perform some raking, shoveling, mopping and sweeping.
All necessary tools and supplies for work accomplishments will be provided by the Forest Service. Hosts will be provided a campsite and a stipend is available.
Photo credit: David Ede
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: Campsite will be provided. There are no electrical or water hookups in the campground. Campground has vault toilets, 2 hand pumps and 1 spring box faucet for water.
• Campground Host • Visitor Information
Photo Courtesy of FS
Wranglers Campground specializes in providing year-round opportunities for horseback riding and wagon driving enthusiasts. It offers 220 well-defined sites located in the center of Land Beteen the Lakes National Receration Area. Currently we are in need of Residant Attendants who will work the gatehouse and process visitors into the campground. These tasks are not strenuous. The opportunity requires the ability to learn the simple automated inprocessing steps used to process visitors into the campground. Volunteers will recieve a reimbursment payment and a full hook up recreation vehicle (RV) site in exchange for 40 hours of volunteer service per week.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Housing will be provided in the form of a full hook up site in the campground.
Volunteer Duties: We have one volunteer position for someone to serve as a Landscaping/Grounds Maintenance Volunteer. This position will be primarily doing yard maintenance and landscaping work at the project office, although some tasks will be performed in park settings. The Volunteer will be performing individual tasks utilizing power and hand tools to maintain grounds, trim trees, maintain flower beds, and parking lots, and to provide lawn care services. Responsibilities will include: operating small power equipment; applying herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides; planting/pruning trees and shrubs; mowing grass and trimming edges; raking/mulching leaves and plant Debris; and watering vegetation. Appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) will be supplied.
Special Skills: The desired employees must maintain a professional appearance and manner, have a pleasant personality, have basic landscaping capabilities, and be willing to complete other duties if needed. A personal background check is required. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 24 hours per week. A résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review. (Updated02/30/2015)
Help forest visitors find the perfect trail, campground, or picnic area, as well as learn about how to protect the forest, get to know the local plants and animals, and be safe. Meet and work with other volunteers that have similar interests, and contribute to a team focused providing service to their community. Develop a greater understanding of the mountain environment.
* Communicate with forest visitors in a friendly manner to provide information about recreation opportunities and promote safety, forest protection, and learning about the forest ecosystem and geography. * Provide assistance to visitors to help them have a good experience while visiting the mountains. * Collect and update information reported about recreation sites including campgrounds, picnic areas and trail conditions, forest ecosystem happenings, and visitor use. * Count and record the number of people and phone calls to the visitor center. * Keep track of commonly asked visitor questions and update information sources for visitor information * Keep informed about current plant and animal life on the mountain. * Help disgruntled visitors get back on track to have a great experience in the mountains
* Good communication and interpersonal skills to provide information in a friendly, positive manner. * Demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to work as part of a team. * Willingness to learn about the Spring Mountains ecosystem, communication techniques, Forest Service policies, and safety issues. * Fluency in both English and Spanish is a plus. * First Aid and CPR certified (training will be provided). * Minimum age: 18 years.
Visitor Center Hosts can work on any day of the week, including weekends and holidays. Average shifts will range between three to six hours. RV sites available for full time volunteers. Volunteer positions for couples with both visitor service interests and maintenance interests are available. For local volunteers, the minimum commitment is two shifts per month, and we welcome volunteers to contribute hours beyond the minimum. For local volunteers, carpool options may be available.
Duration: Year-round position. Visitor Center Hosts most needed from late May through mid-September.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Trailer pad, power, water, and sewer hookups available. Volunteer must furnish own RV or trailer.
Yellowstone has 12 campgrounds containing more than 1800 campsites. While some host campsites are in larger campgrounds, some are in smaller, more remote sites with limited amenities. Please note on your application the size of your RV, required hookups, and if internet is a must. Many of the campgrounds do not have cell service.
•Maintain assigned campsite in accordance with all park regulations and set a good example for visitors.
•Contact campers throughout campground, providing information on Yellowstone National Park, campground regulations, and the surrounding areas.
•Interpret campground regulations for visitors and report law enforcement issues to park law enforcement rangers.
•Ensure visitors understand and are following food storage regulations; confiscate coolers, food, and/or cooking supplies left unattended at campsites; contact law enforcement rangers to follow up with campers. DOES NOT PERFORM LAW ENFORCEMENT.
•Keep accurate records of data collected.
•Report any safety hazards, in or out of the campground, to supervisor.
•Assist with other projects outside the campground as directed by supervisor or park law enforcement staff including help with traffic control at animal jams.
•Assist visitors after hours on occasion.
•Drive a government vehicle (e.g. motor vehicle or golf cart).
•Use a park radio professionally and properly.
TOUR OF DUTY:
Some weekdays, weekends, and holidays (If interest from volunteer(s), they maybe called at night by rangers to assist with special situations such as lost children, resource cases, medical emergencies, etc.)
Yellowstone National Park campgrounds are at elevations of 6,200 - 8,000 feet. Summer temperatures vary from 0 degrees at night to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the day. Medical clinics are open in the park during the summer at Mammoth, Lake, and Old Faithful. Cell phone and internet service is not available in many locations. There are 9 visitor centers open to the public. Hotels, stores, bookshops, restaurants, post offices, and fuel are available at most developed locations.
Valid driver's license required and good communication skills are necessary as the campground host is the first line of contact to visitors educating them on bear safety, food storage, and other park/campground regulations.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Must provide own housing (trailer). NPS will provide full hookups (water, sewer and electricity) in the large campgrounds and partial hookups in some of the smaller more remote campgrounds. Propane will be reimbursed after the season.
• Campground Host • General Assistance
Lakeland Primitive Camping Park, Ticky Creek Park and Avalon Park
Opportunity Description: Opening gates at 6:00 a.m. and closing gates at 10:00 p.m. Volunteer must be available at least two hours each day for registering campers and visitors, maintaining campground status reports, reservation reports, user fee collection reports, posting campsite reservations, providing general information to the public and informing guests of rules and regulations.
On holiday weekends (Thurs-Mon) must be available for at least 4 hours each day and remain on site. On regular weekends (Fri-Sun) volunteers must remain on site unless other arrangements are made in advance.
All volunteers will be required to complete a background check and a volunteer application.
Additional information/Requirements: Volunteer gate attendants may be required to collect money, bonding may be required and a two person team.
Special Skills Needed: Positive attitude and outgoing personalities along with a desire to work as part of a team to reach our goals and "Make a Difference".
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteer will be provided a full hook-up site
• Campground Host • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • General Assistance
Volunteer Park Host:
Dates: April/May through September/October 2015.
Welcome to beautiful New England! We are looking for patriots to join our team at Buffumville Lake and Hodges Village Dam. I bet you are thinking football right about now. Well, they did just win the SuperBowl. Since I’m a Packer’s fan, being half cheese-head (my mother was born and raised in Green Bay), my reference is more of an historical one. More about that late.
Hi, I’m Park Ranger Jamie and here’s your invitation to learn more about the US Army Corps of Engineers and our rural, picturesque sites and to tempt you to join us in 2015. We are looking for our last couple to fill the Park Host Volunteer position at Hodges Village Dam in Oxford, MA.
Located in South-Central MA, Hodges Village Dam has over 700 acres with a dry-bed reservoir. There is no permanent pool; however there is a huge diversity of wetlands and uplands. There are over 15 miles of trails and on one side, we do allow registered dirt bikes.
We have 5 full hookup sites in total. BV Dam site is less than 3 miles away and is where the other volunteer park host couple lives. Then we hire 3 Park Attendant Contractor teams-of-two to live on site at Buffumville Park. These 4 couples have been hired.
Both Dam sites have disc golf courses. The one at Buffumville is New England’s largest. At our office we have a full laundry setup for all to use. These 5 couple positions include uniform shirts and hats and many opportunities for training like CPR and first aid.
So let me give you more details about the HV Park Host Volunteer Position: Volunteer agreement acceptance is contingent upon a successful background check with finger printing. We are pretty flexible with arrival (April/May) and departure (September/October) dates. A minimum of 20 hours per person per week is expected. The days/times are flexible and pretty much dictated by visitation and weather. Basically, the job entails the daily patrol of the Dam site buildings and lawn areas, disc golf course and parking lots to pick up trash, clean restrooms and interact with the public. And weekly patrol and light maintenance of the various trails around Hodges Village Dam. As needed refresh of brochure racks and updates to bulletin board, if interested, care of flowerbeds and bushes, sign installation, painting projects, and/or natural resource projects like blue bird box programs.
So future teammates, this is what we are looking for in our perspective PH’s: Mature, flexible people-persons who are good at meeting and greeting the public, able to be friendly to all ages and backgrounds. Folks with great communication skills to convey the projects’ rules and regulations. And a team that is wise and confident enough to handle ever changing situations. A team experienced in driving an ORV and/or willing to mountain bike the easy to moderate trail system. The couple must be physically able to pick up trash, willing to mop an occasional floor, and cleaning toilets are part of the job. Be aware, it' s not always glamorous!
I would very much love to speak with you and send you a few photos of our lovely rural, picturesque and historical New England sites. We are 2 USACE sites within a National Park that is the Last Green Valley. This region has retained its great historic places, scenic roads lined with rock walls and stunning low mountain views. By satellite, this fabulous region is the last remaining dark zone, unencumbered by light pollution, on the east coast. And this area I call home is center to it all; just 1 hour to Providence, RI, 1 hour to Hartford, CT, 1 hour to Boston, 1 hour to the New York boarder, less than 2 hours to VT and NH and the down east coasts of ME. Consider a summer in New England and maybe my soon-to-be-retired NPS Park Ranger husband and I can take you on a tour of Bunker Hill and other patriotic hot-spots. (Listed 02/24/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: The HV Dam site motor home pad is tucked between a line of lilacs and low evergreens is a full hookup site that includes a 50 amp service, septic tie-in, well water, local phone, some garage storage plus the use of an ATV.
• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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We need your help at the Gauley Ranger District of the Monongahela National Forest to serve as a campground host at Cranberry Campground. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit a truly beautiful area of wild, wonderful West Virginia.
About the area: Cranberry Campground is adjacent to the stocked, prized trout waters of the Cranberry River and the "lower gate" entrance to the Cranberry "Backcountry" and 47,000 acre Cranberry Wilderness Area. Located13 miles from Richwood, WV, the campground is open from April through November. Newly overhauled, Cranberry Campground features 20 single and 4 double sites suitable for trailers and RV's and 2 tent-only sites, 2 hand pumps for water and vault toilets. Summersville, WV is approximately 34 miles from the campground. There are no electrical hookups or water hook-ups .
Recreation Opportunities: Hiking, fishing, wildlife and bird-watching.
Campground Host Duties: . Duties include: campground cleanup, picking up litter, cleaning toilets, raking sites, and cleaning fire rings and picnic tables. Hosts will represent the Forest Service in public contact, providing information and directions, and report vandalism and other problems to Forest Service personnel. As a Campground Host, you will typically be expected to greet campers; give directions, and answer questions; help campers feel at home; perform minor maintenance and inspect the campground; clean and stock restrooms; keep some records; monitor area use; and occasionally fill out forms.
A Host must work well with people, be personable and neat in appearance. You may be required to be on-site six days per week, especially on weekends and heavy use holidays. A Host must generally be physically able to perform some raking, shoveling, mopping and sweeping.
All necessary tools and supplies for work accomplishments will be provided by the Forest Service. Hosts will be provided a campsite for their camper and a stipend is available. Can accept hosts that can commit to a time block of at least 4 weeks during the season if not available for whole season.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Host to provide own camper. A campsite will be provided. There are no electrical or water hook-ups. Campground has vault toilets and 2 hand pumps for water. A dump station is available at the campground.
Mountain Home Project Office/Volunteer Power Plant Maintenance:
We have one volunteer position for someone to serve as a Power Plant Maintenance Volunteer. Duties may include: power washing; painting; performing janitorial duties (sweeping & mopping floors around machinery, wiping grease & oil from machinery, etc.); mowing, weed control, & pesticide application; replacing light bulbs; replacing broken or defective hardware; basic carpentry (constructing wooden forms for concrete, making repairs to steps, doors, floors, windows, etc.); and basic plumbing repairs. The volunteer will also be using basic hand tools and will be operating government vehicles and equipment. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.
The desired volunteer must have a current driver’s license, a pleasant personality, be willing to complete other duties if assigned, and must maintain a professional appearance and manner. A personal background check is required. The flexible work schedule is 24 hours per week. A résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review. (Updated 02/26/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: A free campsite, which includes electric, water, (sewer if available) is offered in lieu of payment for work.
The Wright County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is looking for a marketing/public relations volunteer to help create a cohesive educational outreach plan and relate it to the public. This talented person will reach the public through various types of media: print, social, and events.
This position will need a creative individual, who can work independently, with minimal supervision to allow their talent and drive to excel. It is a great opportunity for entry-level or retired individuals. This is an opportunity to use your talent in a fun and creative way while helping to protect and restore our natural resources in the county/watershed.
Project examples can include: writing press releases, developing factsheets or newsletters, connecting with media outlets, developing and promoting educational events and updating Facebook and websites.