The district is seeking a an individual or couple to serve as campground host. Host will provide recreation and trail information, check for fee payment compliance, maintain 2 bathhouses, trash pickup, clean fire receptacles and other light maintenance as skills provide. Maintain communication with district personnel and law enforcement as needed. The schedule is Friday - Sunday and Monday if holiday weekend with weekdays off.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Full hook-up for RV. Can accommodate larger RV's. Phone service is provided. (no cell phone service).
Host can pursue internet service through dial up or other means.
• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
State and Forest: Oregon, Deschutes National Forest: Newberry National Volcanic Monument at Lava Lands Visitor Center
Dates: June 1 - September 7, 2015
Number of openings: 1 Individual
Commitment: 8 hour shifts with half hour lunch, 4-days per week alternating with 5-days per week. Consecutive days off guaranteed, unless otherwise negotiated. Interns will be required to submit information for background check prior to agency final acceptance. Internship commitment will be secured using a standard agency volunteer agreement.
Government Compensation and Housing: Uniform, $15 / work day per diem and housing in a furnished 20ft camper trailer. Camper will be parked in close proximity to Lava Lands Visitor Center and includes water, sewer, electric and propane. There are no laundry facilities on site but are available in the nearby communities of Sunriver, OR and Bend, OR. No guests or pets allowed in government housing. Interns are expected to maintain a clean household, and will be checked-in and out of housing. Expect routine, scheduled housing checks by supervisor or housing official. Intern must provide their own bedding, towels, electronics, food/drink, and recreational gear.
Personal vehicle required due to location. Cell service can be limited but is available in the Visitor Center area. Internet is available in the Visitor Center area as well. Housing is located near many trails, the Deschutes River, and is convenient to access Highway 97. Visitor Center is within walking distance.
Description: Lava Lands Visitor Center is the information hub of Newberry National Volcanic Monument within the Deschutes National Forest. It is located eight miles south of Bend, OR. Lava Butte, a 500 foot cinder cone volcano, hovers over the visitor center. Lava River Cave, a popular show cave is just 1.5 miles down the road. Visitors can explore many volcanic features on the Monument and also enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, and camping.
Job Duties: Uniformed intern position duties include, but are not limited to: welcoming and orienting Monument visitors, providing in-depth information on Monument sites, assisting with trip planning within the Monument. Cash handling and recordkeeping experience recommended. Opportunities for formal Interpretation include Patio Talks and Guided Walks on the Trail of the Moletn Land and Jr. Forest Ranger activites. Informal interpretation will be conducted while roving trails.
Individuals will be assigned special projects according to their skills, interests, and specific school internship requirements. Lifting, walking, and presentation capabilities required. Willingness to assist with light maintenance, trail work, compliance tracking, and cashiering preferred. Training opportunities include CPR, First Aid, general staff training and other potential topics depending on interest of individual.
Special Skills: Must be able to perform required duties with minimal supervision after orientation, communicate effectively with diverse audiences, and posess a consistently helpful and positive attitude while on duty; Forest Service uniform will be provided and worn during working hours; knowledge of Forest Service history and Deschutes National Forest recreation geography and policies is helpful, but not required.
Location: Positions provide visitor services based out of Lava Lands Visitor Center, the information hub of the Monument and Lava River Cave, a popular show cave. The Visitor Center is located at the base of Lava Butte, a cinder cone volcano that erupted 7,000 years ago creating a 9 square mile lava flow. These sites comprise the Northern unit of the Monument. At the Southern end of the Monument is Newberry Caldera, which contains two lakes to fish or boat, a stunning waterfall, miles of trails for hikers and bikers of any ability and many other volcanic features to explore.
Application Period: Final selections will be decided no later than May 15th, 2015
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Furnished shared lodging is provided for interns. No guests or pets allowed in housing. Housing may be co-gendered (Room may be shared with another intern of the same gender). Interns are expected to maintain a clean household, and will be checked-in and out of housing. Intern must provide their own bedding, towels, electronic, food/drink, and recreational gear.
• Campground Host • Visitor Information
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CAMPGROUND HOST at Spring Lake Recreation Area Duties include: Providing friendly service and recreational information to campers, hikers, bicyclers, anglers and day-use visitors. Be available at the Host site 5 days/week Thursday through Mondays and all Holidays. Take recreational data by walking the camping loops, day use area, other facilities at least twice a day; some litter pick-up, and daily restroom/shower cleaning in all picnic/day-use/campground areas. Other duties will include mowing/trimming, site clean-up, and other minor site maintenance. The Host will explain the campground regulations and the reasons for them. Hosts are provided with a RV space including full hook-ups for their RV (50 amp). Host will be given a stipend.
To get to Spring Lake Recration Area, take Arkansas 27 southwest from Dardanelle for 9 miles, then right (west) on Arkansas 307 (paved) 3 miles to Forest Service Road 1602 (gravel) continuing on 4 miles to Spring Lake, OR take Arkansas 307 north from Belleville for 4 miles to Forest Service Road 1602 (gravel), continue on 1602 for 3 miles, Negotiable by camping trailer rigs. For more information on this opportunity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-963-3076
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: New RV Pad, septic, water, 50 amp service and phone.
There are two campgrounds and a group use camping area on the Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District; all located seven miles north of downtown Ketchikan in the Ward Lake Recreation Area. The Ward Lake Rec. Area is a large complex containing two campgrounds, a group use camping area, several trails, and a large day use area. Signal Creek Campground is located along the southern shore of Ward Lake and has 24 sites. Last Chance Campground, with 18 units, is two miles north and situated along Ward Creek. 3C’s group use camping area is nearby and is used as a group site or even a day use area. All campgrounds in the Ward Lake Area have picnic tables, fire rings, hand water pumps, pit toilets, and garbage cans.
The campgrounds are open mid May through Labor Day. We like our host(s) to begin sometime during the first two weeks of May and end after Labor Day weekend. The host must be available for the duration of the season.
•Hosts must be on duty 5 days a week which includes weekends and holidays. Eight hours minimum a day will be required. Hosts may have to deal with late night disturbances at the campgrounds; schedules will be changed to reflect those hours worked off-duty.
•Clean campground outhouses on a daily basis. Specific duties include cleaning toilet riser, restocking toilet paper, and sweeping the floor.
•Pick up litter during daily walk-through of campground. Emphasize units recently vacated by campers.
•Clean out fire rings as needed.
•Empty garbage cans at campgrounds and day use area as needed.
•Distribute firewood to campers. Firewood is in a locked shed and given to campers who donate money in a fee tube.
•Assist the fee compliance officer by recording compliance-related information every morning and evening.
•Report all major maintenance needs, vandalism, and other problems. Radio will be provided by Forest Service.
•Work with other Forest Service volunteers and staff as assigned.
•$30.00 per day subsistence (subject to change). Hosts may work as couples or individually, however only one person will be paid.
•Free use of the Host campsite (located at Signal Creek Campground).
•$300 for propane supply. Forest Service personnel will handle refilling tanks as needed.
•A government vehicle is not provided. Selected candidate will have to supply their own transportation to and from campgrounds and the Forest Service will provide a mileage reimbursement for miles traveled during work (8 mi. /day at a rate of $.51 per mile, price subject to change depending on gas prices).
•Use of shower, laundry, and facilities at Forest Service bunkhouse (approx. 4 miles from Ward Lake). Forest Service will provide host with 100 gallon water tank and fresh water throughout the season. No pump is provided, so the host is responsible for the transfer of water from the tank to their RV. Water is also available at the District Office.
Our campgrounds do not have electricity, running water, or RV hookups. The City of Ketchikan operates a free dump station, located approximately 3.5 miles from Ward Lake, which hosts may use. As summers in southeast Alaska tend to be cool and wet, the Forest Service requires that our hosts have an RV, trailer, or camper (no tents).
Please note on your application whether you have received hepatitis vaccinations and when. Not having the vaccinations will not exclude an applicant from consideration, but preference will be given to qualified candidates already vaccinated.
Prefer applicants use our host application available by contacting Clark Simpson via email: email@example.com OR phone: (907) 228-4149, or mail: Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District ATTN: Clark Simpson, 3031 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901.
CAMPGROUND HOST at Blanchard Springs Recreation Area Duties include: Providing friendly service and recreational information to campers, hikers, bicyclers, anglers and day-use visitors. Take recreational data by walking the 2 camping loops, day use areas and facilities twice a day; some litter pick-up, and daily restroom/shower cleaning in all picnic/dayuse/campground areas. Explain the campground regulations and the reasons for them. Hosts are provided with a camping space, including full hook-ups for their RV (60amp). A washer and dryer, located at the Caverns, is withen an easy driving distance.
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area is located in the heart of the Picturesque Ozarks. To get to the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area from Mountainview, take Arkansas Highway 14 West for 12.1 miles, turn right (north) at the Blanchard Springs Caverns sign. Follow the signs to the campground.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site with full hookups
CAMPGROUND HOST at Horsehead Lake Recreation Area Duties include: Providing friendly service and recreational information to campters, hikers, anglers, boaters, and day-use visitors. Take recreational data by walking the camping, picnic, and recreational area twice a day; some litter pick-up when needed. Clean the restrooms and shower area on a daily basis. Explain the campground regulations and the reasons for them. Hosts are provided with a camping space, including full hook-ups (water, 60 amp elec, septic) for their RV.
Horsehead Lake Recreation Area is situated around a picturesque 98-acre mountain Lake. To get to the recreation area, is approx. 11 miles West of Clarksville off of Hwy 164 West. Turn right at sign and follow to campground.
There are 11 camping units, 12 picnic units, day-use area, playground, swim area, boat ramps and 98-acre lake, and hiking trails.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site with full hookups
CAMPGROUND HOST at Redding Recreation Area Duties include: Providing friendly service and recreational information to campters, hikers, anglers, boaters, and day-use visitors. Take recreational data by walking the camping, picnic, and recreational area twice a day; some litter pick-up when needed. Clean the restrooms and shower area on a daily basis. Explain the campground regulations and the reasons for them. Hosts are provided with a camping space, including full hook-ups, for their RV.
Redding Recreation Area is situated along the Mulberry River and the picturesque Scenic Byway 215. To get to the recreation area, take the Ozark Exit (Hwy 23N off of I-40) for 18 miles and turn right (approx. 1/4 mile past Cass Job Corps. Center), on Hwy 215. Travel 3 miles, access road is on the right..
There are 23 camping units, day-use area, swim area, canoe launch, and the Ozark Highland Trail.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site with electrical/water hookup only.
CAMPGROUND HOST at Shores Lake Recreation Area Duties include: Providing friendly service and recreational information to campers, hikers, bicyclers, anglers and day-use visitors. Be available at the Host site 5 days/week Thursday through Mondays and all Holidays. Take recreational data by walking the 2 camping loops, day use areas and facilities at least once a day; some litter pick-up, and daily restroom/shower cleaning in all picnic/dayuse/campground areas. Other duties will include testing water system, mowing/trimming, site cleanup, and other minor site maintenance. The Host will explain the campground regulations and the reasons for them. Hosts are provided with a camping space, including full hook-ups for their RV (50 amp). Host reimbursement is $20/day 5 days/week.
Shores Lake Recreation Area is located in the heart of the Boston Mountain range of the of the Ozarks Mountains. This area offers rugged mountain bluffs and spectacular scenery and a picturesque CCC Dam. To get to the Shores Lake Recreation Area from Ozark, take IH-40 West to Arkansas 215 North from Mulberry for 15 miles, then follow Forest Service Road 1505 (paved for 0.5 miles, gravel for eight miles), turn left (west) on Forest Service Road 1003 (gravel) for 2.5 miles, then right on Forest Service Road 1535. Follow the signs to the campground. For more information on this opportunity please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-667-2191
CABIN HOST at Lake Wedington Recreation Area duties include: Providing cabin cleaning, minor repairs, maintenance, and landscaping services. Provide recreational information to park visitors and cabin renters. Be available at the Cabin Host site 5 days/week and all Holidays. Other duties may include assisting with other recreation area activities (mowing/trimming, litter pickup, day use area cleanup, working in Gate House, trail maintenance, and other minor site maintenance). Hosts are provided housing (house trailer or possible RV site). Host reimbursement is $20/day 5 days/week.
During the 1930 local men employed by the Works Progress Adminstration (WPA) began building the lake and recreation area and planting trees to reclaim the distrubed lanscape. In 1954, the land, facilities and management were passed on to the US Forest Service. In the recent past, through the dedication and great efforts of the Friends of Lake Wedington volunteer group, several of the buildings have been restored and Lake Wedington Recreation Area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer Description: Modern 3-bedroom House Trailer. Possible RV site w/electrical 50/30 amp, water, septic
• Archaeology • Botany • Conservation Education • Minerals/Geology • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance
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May 1 to Sept 30, 2015: Friendly Host couple is needed to staff the Visitor Center at the spectacular Cape Perpetua Scenic Area in the Siuslaw National Forest.
We are seeking a host couple to represent the U.S. Forest Service and connect the public to the unique natural and cultural wonders of the Scenic Area. This is a fun, rewarding job which allows creativity, flexibility and opportunities for personal growth. Summer is an exciting time on the Oregon Coast when you will meet visitors from around the world. You will work together with a dedicated team of local volunteers, hosts, and FS staff with variety of different backgrounds and experience levels. Training will be provided from resource experts and interpreters, and you will also have chances to join FS personnel in the field.
Hosts are asked to work at least 3-4 days each week with sometimes variable hours. The host’s main duty will be to staff the front desk of the visitor center. We need people who enjoy providing excellent customer service and who enjoy learning about the natural and cultural features of this Forest. Hosts will also be able to rove the trails to contact visitors, lead interpretive programs, and work on independent and team projects. We offer a site for a large RV (up to about 41 - 42’) near the visitor center with hookups including 50-amp electric, water, sewer, and propane. There is a washer/drier provided for use but there are no showers available in this recreation area. Wireless internet service is now available at the host sites. The Cape Perpetua Scenic Area has 26 miles of hiking trails, magnificent old-growth coastal rainforests, wilderness areas, rocky shore tide-pools, beaches, and an off-shore Marine Reserve. Nearby is the small coastal town of Yachats, “Gem of the Oregon Coast!” Please visit the Cape Perpetua portion of the Siuslaw National Forest web site for photos and information (http://www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw) or go to “Discover Cape Perpetua” and “Discover Siuslaw National Forest” on Facebook.
Please contact coordinator for details. Thanks for your interest!
• Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
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Assist the Recreation Program in patrolling and maintaining National Forest trailheads and wilderness areas. Duties include but are not limited to: driving to several trailheads in a day on paved and rugged gravel roads; making visitor contacts to answer questions; educate recreationists about the area; install and maintain appropriate signs and kiosks; encourage visitors to practice Leave No Trace techniques; maintain the trail register boxes and forms; perform maintenance at trailhead facilities; clean-up trash around the trailheads, may clean toilets along patrol route as needed, dispersed campsites and other forest areas; report conditions, visitor numbers, problems and daily activities to, the supervisor; assist in the care and maintenance of any vehicles used for to perform duties.
The volunteer will always have a professional, courteous and helpful attitude when dealing with all members of the public, fellow volunteers and Forest Service employees. The volunteer will be trained in and adhere to all Forest Service Safety and Customer Service Procedures. This position requires a uniform, which will be provided to you at no cost.
Required skills and abilities:
• Read and speak English well • Good communication skills with visitors and co-workers • Positive, helpful and friendly attitude • Always have a neat, professional appearance • Good hearing for interacting in face-to-face contact • Frequent bending/stooping and Light to moderate lifting, 10-50 lbs. • A valid driver’s license and good driving record • Ability to drive on gravel, dirt and paved roads in all weather conditions for several hours • Ability to alternate standing, sitting and light walking throughout the day for several hours • Ability to hike 1-3 miles in high elevation, uneven terrain • Ability to dig holes and repair wood fencing • Ability to paint and maintain trailhead kiosks
Other helpful skills and abilities:
• Speak and/or read other languages (esp. Hopi, Navajo, Spanish, American Sign Language) • Area familiarit • Educator background • Familiarity with the Leave No Trace Program
Camp Elden Volunteer Program in Beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona
We are looking for self-motivated, energetic people with a strong volunteer work ethic. Many diverse skills are needed. The Camp Elden Volunteer Program is designed as a “full-time” volunteer program to help support the Recreation and Facilities Departments on the Peaks and Mormon Lake Ranger Districts of the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona. A Forest Service employee supervises all positions listed, and all positions work with a mix of Forest Service employees and other volunteers. All positions require people who are self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and the ability to work in teams of 2 or more people.
This program is geared to people who have their own RV/Fifth-wheel/Camper to live in, as Camp Elden is comprised of 13 sites at the Peaks Ranger Station with full hook-ups. The program allows for pairs and singles to work for a minimum of 3 months up to a maximum of 7 months for free utilities (water, sewer, electric and propane) and one of the 13 spaces. Singles in a site must work a minimum of 24 hours per week and pairs at a site must work a minimum of 36 hours per week (even if only one person volunteers). The Camp Elden season goes from May to October, weather permitting.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: This program is geared to people who have their own RV/Fifth-wheel/Camper to live in, as Camp Elden is comprised of 13 sites at the Peaks Ranger Station with full hook-ups. The program allows for pairs and singles to work for a minimum of 3 months up to a maximum of 7 months for free utilities (water, sewer, electric and propane) and one of the 13 spaces. Singles in a site must work a minimum of 24 hours per week and pairs at a site must work a minimum of 36 hours per week (even if only one person volunteers).
• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Range/Livestock • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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This person or couple would serve as primary host ranger for the Taylor Fork drainage. Taylor Fork is a headwater river of the famed Gallatin River. Taylor Fork is a beloved area by Montanans and folks the world over. It boasts access to miles of trails into road less backcountry and into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. Taylor Fork is home to moose, elk, wolves, and grizzly bears among other wildlife species. This person(s) lives at Eldridge and performs recreation site maintenance, cabin maintenance, weed pulling or monitoring, fence maintenance/removal and talks to visitors at dispersed campsites about National Forest regulations and safety/food storage in bear country. Person cleans up garbage, toilets, and recreation sites. Depending on skill set, interest and fitness level, person may perform basic trail maintenance duties and scouting for trail crews. Stock experience is a plus but not required. The site has an administrative pasture adjacent to the cabin where FS horses and mules my be kept. Individuals may keep stock in pasture if hosts have their own private stock. Stipend available.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: Rustic but recently restored cabin with 600 sq. foot open floor plan and 200 sq. foot sleeping loft. Propane (provided by the FS) stove/oven, refrigerator and lights. No running water but spring nearby, vault toilet outside. Cabin is approximately 20 miles to Big Sky, MT. or 45 miles to West Yellowstone, MT. Basic dishes and cleaning supplies provided.
• Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information
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The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail is one of Virginia's finest rail-trails. The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail occupies the bed of what was once a rugged mountain railroad between Abingdon and the Virginia-North Carolina border about a mile east of Whitetop Community. At the trail's lowest point, where it crosses South Holston Lake on a huge curving trestle, it is 2,000 feet above sea level, but, by the time it reaches Whitetop Community, it has ascended 1,600 feet, some of it at nearly 7 percent grade! For more information about the Virginia Creeper Trail visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gwj/specialplaces/?cid=stelprdb5312878
The volunteer position of Virginia Creeper Trail Patrol is in place primarily to provide information and assistance to National Forest visitors, and secondarily to perform trail maintenance, first aid, and bike repairs. Therefore, it is imperative that this volunteer work on days when the most visitors are present – weekends and holidays.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Housing may be available.
Become a Forest Service Volunteer Host at Raccoon Branch Campground at the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area! While always a beautiful location to enjoy, Raccoon Branch Campground is noted as being especially beautiful in the fall months and provides some great views of the mountains. Raccoon Branch is only about 10 miles from Interstate 81 and the town of Marion, VA where there are numerous stores and conveniences. The campground also has wireless internet available to provide a more comfortable and convenient experience for campers and hosts.
Raccoon Branch is a smaller campground for both tent and RV campers, with full hookups available for host sites. There are many recreational activities nearby, including a trout stream for fishing located adjacent to the campground. The Dickey Knob Trail is also located near the campground for hiking and biking to the summit of Dickey Knob. There is also access to over 400 miles of trails, including the Appalachian Trail and Virginia Creeper Trail, as well as many other fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing opportunities within Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.
The main responsibilities for Forest Service Volunteer Hosts are to:
•Greet visitors and help them get oriented to the area
•Inform visitors of campground rules and regulations
•Light maintenance of campground
•Ash removal from grills
•Clean picnic tables
•Open and close gates each day
Hosts are expected to be on site 4 to 5 days per week, including weekends and holidays. The campground is open from April 15 to October 31. Please call for more information on this great opportunity!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site with full hookups is available within the campground. WIFI available.
Enjoy the beauty of the highest mountains in Virginia while helping visitors and maintaining trails. Volunteers work with hand tools to clear brush, maintain water bars, dispersed campsite maintenance, and removing down trees and limbs. Patrol duties are often accomplished independently and trail maintenance is usually accomplished with other volunteers and Forest Service technicians. Opportunities to learn cross cut saw and other skills are often available depending on the season and work priorities. Volunteers should be able to hike up to 5 miles per day and be prepared for a variety of weather conditions at high elevations. Housing may be available. If housing is provided we request a minimum of 24 hours per week of service.
Located in southwest Virginia, the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area manages approximately 200,000 acres of National Forest land near Mount Rogers. The area features four Congressionally designated wilderness areas; the Virginia Creeper Trail; the Mount Rogers Scenic Byway which traverses over 50 miles offering views of the National Recreation Area and open rural countryside; the 5000 acre Crest Zone featuring elevations over 4,000 feet, large rock formations, and a mixture of mountain balds and spruce-fir forests; a herd of wild, free-ranging ponies; and the highest elevated road in the state of Virginia leading to the summit of Whitetop Mountain.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Housing: RV hookup, tent campsite, bunkroom housing…based on availability.
• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Looking for an energetic individual or couple to join our volunteer team as OHV campground hosts.
Duties: Shifts are divided between 2 hosts.
Morning shift (0600-1400)requires opening gate and showers at 0600, recording of license plate #s daily, managing reservations & first come sites, provide information, light cleaning of showers,restrooms and keep stocked. picking up litter.
Afternoon shift (1400-2200)requires managing reservations and first come sites, light cleaning of showers, restrooms and keeping them stocked, quiet round at 2200, lock gate and showers.
A full hook up site + propane is provided.
This is a 5 day / 20+ hour week with 2 days off (each host covers the days off for each other).
Start date is approx 10/1/14 - A commit for 6 months or longer is appreciated as this is a year round opportunity.
Must have fully self contained RV (please provide picture)
2 pet max
Contact Chris LaCosse at 541-271-6071 (email@example.com) or Shane Gill at 541-271-6042 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Full Hook-up site with propane provided. Landline for incoming calls and emergencies. DISH antenna provided, volunteer pays for service. Please provide photo of your unit when you submit your ODNRA application.
This position is a great opportunity! The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 34 mile rail-trail from Whitetop to Abingdon, Virginia. It is located on the former Norfolk & Western railroad and now hosts over 200,000 bicycle riders each year. Volunteers are needed to help staff Green Cove Station Visitor Center, an original depot that served as post office, general store, and freight office and is located adjacent to the trail. Volunteers will work 6 to 8 hours per day for 2 to 5 days per week. This allows time to experience the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area on your days off. The station is open from April thru October. Duties include visitor information, selling interpretive materials, and light cleaning. Housing and a mileage reimbursement may be available. Volunteers that have worked at Green Cove in the past consider it a excellent experience.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV sites with full hook-ups are available at Raccoon Branch Campground, Grindstone Campground and at the 'Trail Camp'. Wireless internet and laundry is also available.
Enjoy the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and help greet visitors at our headquarters. In the mountains of southwest Virginia, the Pat Jennings Visitor Center is located in a peaceful mountain setting and adjacent to the Appalachian Trail. Volunteers are need for weekend and holiday staffing for 6 to 8 hours per day. Duties include greeting visitors, selling maps and interpretive materials, answering the phone, and light housekeeping. Camping with electric and water hookups are available. A minimum 2 month commitment is requested.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Housing may be available.