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A summer host is needed to staff the Bead Lake Boat Launch on the Newport Ranger District, Colville National Forest, from mid-May through mid-September. Bead Lake is a natural lake formed in a glacial basin which covers over 720 acres in beautiful northeastern Washington. The lake is locally known for its extremely clear water.
We need an energetic, enthusiastic couple or single individual to staff the boat launch on a five (5) day week schedule including weekend days. Typical days off will be Tuesday and Wednesday.
Setting:The closest town and Forest Service office is located in Newport, Washington, nine miles southwest of the facility. Newport is a full service community of 2100 people and is located approximately 45 miles northeast of the city of Spokane, WA (population 300,000). Northeast Washington is heavily forested with many lakes, streams and rivers that provide outstanding recreation opportunities.
Host Responsibilities: Host(s) must have good people skills and be responsible. The host(s) will be expected to perform the daily cleaning and minor maintenance of the launch facilities. The host(s) must be physically able to perform such tasks as raking, shoveling, sweeping, performing minor maintenance, inspecting the boat launch, keeping daily records and monitoring area use. Host(s) will represent the Forest Service in public contacts, providing information and directions, and reporting vandalism and other problems to ranger district personnel. All necessary tools, supplies and safety equipment will be provided.
Host duties include: greeting visitors; directing traffic and users through the launch area; distributing brochures or other information; cleaning the restroom and resupplying toilet paper; litter pick-up; informing users about fee information; restocking fee envelopes; and maintaining a daily log of launches and number of visitors.
Schedule: 40 hours per week. Typical schedule is five (8 hour) days on and two days off (usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays) with adjustments to the schedule to cover holidays. Reimbursement for subsistence will be provided.
Host Site:Full hook-up (water, electrical, garbage & wastewater) is provided as well as a cell phone and Forest Service radio.NOTE:Host(s) must provide a fully self-contained RV or trailer (1990 or newer) in good condition. Please provide a photo.
For more information about this position, please contact Nan Berger, Recreation Specialist, at 509-447-7311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: A full hook up (water, electrical & wastewater) site is provided as well as a cell phone and Forest Service radio. Must have a fully self-contained RV or trailer (1990 or newer) in good condition. Please provide a photo.
The Palisades Ranger District is looking for individuals or a couple to provide public contact in the backcountry on the district. The Palisades Lakes are the most popular trail destination on the Palisades Ranger District and need a little care taking. Volunteers will be asked to camp for several days by Upper Palisades Lake; number of days to be determined. Volunteers primary ways to serve will be to:
Talk with visitors to the Palisades Lakes area daily
Relay trail etiquette, Leave No Trace, and backcountry ethics to visitors
Ride or hike area trails, report conditions back to Forest Service employees, etc.
Maintain and clean campsites surrounding the Palisades Lakes and any other dispersed campsites discovered
GPS campsites, trails, maintenance items as needed.
Ideally work through the summer. Timeframe is wide open. We can work with any schedules.
The Forest Service will set up a wall tent for use while in the field. Backcountry support for food, tools, materials will be provided by Forest Service employees as needed. Volunteer will have various off days. A camper trailer is available at the nearby Snake River Guard Station to stay in when not in camp. Per diem reimbursement will be provided for volunteers.
The primary goal of this volunteer opportunity is to provide a personal presence at and around the Palisades Lakes and Palisades Backcountry. The Palisades Backcounty (see photo) is roadless, non-motorized use area that has heavy backpacking, stock, and mountain bike use. The Palisades backcountry stretches from an elevation of 5625 feet at Palisades TH to 10025 feet at Mount Baird, the highest point in the Snake River Range. The Snake River Range is just a hop away from Grand Teton and Yellowstone NPs. Idaho Falls, ID is an one hour drive from the Palisades TH, providing all the necessities needed.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Volunteers will be asked to live in backcountry wall tents primarily, and a camper trailer when not in the backcountry. These are provided.
The Palisades Ranger District is in the process of renovating a cabin into a recreation rental cabin. We are looking for motivated individuals with good carpentry skill sets. The cabin already received a new roof and front/back decks. The anticipated projects this summer include:
Widening the doorways to make them accessible.
Installing new doors.
Install new siding.
Installing new hardwood floors.
Constructing an accessible ramp onto the deck.
Reconstructing the ladder/stairs to the loft.
Volunteers will be asked to bring their own type of housing, sleeping accomodations. There is ample room next to the cabin for several RV, trailers, or tents. This is a remote location 30 minutes from Alpine, WY. There is no potable water nearby. Water can be hauled to the site if needed. The Forest Service will provide a portable toilet for use. We can work out other logistics as needed.
Alpine, WY, within 30 minutes, is the nearest community which provides all the basic amenities desired. Jackson, WY is another 35 minutes past Alpine.
Volunteers may be reimbursed for per diem rates while working/staying at the cabin. The schedule of projects will be determined by the volunteers; when are poeple available the most and how many people are needed for each individual project on the cabin.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: We have no housing opportunities for this area.
• Campground Host • Computers • Office/Clerical • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Volunteering as a Resident Attendant (RA) is a great way to become involved with Land Between The Lakes’ recreational stewardship. As an RA, you will interact with campground visitors by providing assistance and general information, operate the reservation system, inform visitors of Land Between The Lakes’ campground policies, and various other duties.
Resident Attendants serve 40 hours per week and are provided a full hook-up campsite for the duration of the season, as well as a monetary reimbursement. We are currently seeking 1 Resident Attendant couple to fill 1 shift at the Gatehouse.
Hillman Ferry Campground is on the northern end of Land Between The Lakes only 15 minutes from Grand Rivers, KY. Hillman Ferry is a 374 site campground nestled on Kentucky Lake. Recreation opportunities include hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, biking, swimming, sports, etc. See more about the campground at http://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/camping/hillman-ferry-campground/
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Campground hosts are provided a campsite with full water, electric and sewer hook up.
• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Office/Clerical • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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For a lucky few, the perfect camping option is serving as a volunteer campground host. The year-round, short-term post, which can last from three months to one year, offers a free campsite in exchange for 25 hours a week of volunteering.
Volunteer camp hosts greet visitors, perform general facility and groundskeeping maintenance. We provide tools and equipment to do the job and reimburse for propane at $ 25.00 per month.
Ocean Pond is a serene and popular campground that provides 67 campsites with either electric, water or primitive set ups. Olustee Beach is a day use site with a fishing pier, boat ramp, beach and interpretive trails. Conveniently located between Jacksonville and Lake City, Florida, it is a popular destination for both local visitors and traveling snowbirds.
The Osceola National Forest is within a short driving distance to many popular attractions in Florida and some of the more popular north Florida cities, Jacksonville, Gainesville, St. Augustine and Tallahassee. Outdoor recreational activities are centered around Ocean Pond, a mile long lake that includes campgrounds, beaches, hiking, fishing, boating and swimming. OHV and equestrian trails along with undeveloped campgrounds are located around the forest. Other attractions include the Florida National Scenic Trail, Olustee Battlefield State Park and the Big Gum Swamp Wilderness.
To apply, fill out an application with the dates of interest and relevant experience if any or email: email@example.com Check out our website. http://www.fs.usda.gov/osceola
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Will provide full hookup - water, sewer and electric, propane reimubursement.
• Office/Clerical • Other • Visitor Information • Natural Resources Planning • General Assistance
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We are seeking a volunteer Office Assistant for summer and fall seasons.
Osceola National Forest located in north Florida between Jacksonville and Tallahassee is one of the last remaining natural areas in the State of Florida. The expanse of the forest adjoins the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia. Located in the heart of pine flatwoods and wetlands, recreation on the 225,000 acre Forest is centered around Ocean Pond, a 1760-acre natural lake, and includes campgrounds, fishing, beaches, hiking, fishing, boating, OHV and equestrian trails, the Florida National Scenic Trail, the Olustee Battlefield re-enactment and the 13,600-acre Big Gum Swamp Wilderness.
The Osceola NF is located about 45 minutes from Jacksonville with population of 1 million, 40 minutes to Gainesville and the University of Florida, 20 minutes to Lake City with full amenities and with the the Nature Coast Corridor including the Suwanee River Valley. Plenty of state parks, rivers and springs, ocean beach access, and cultural amenities.
Office assistance needed a few hours per day to file, provide data entry, track expenses, assist in paperwork processing. Job flexible to skills of volunteer. Office computer available. Office assistant will answer phones, on occasion update spreadsheets, help ranger with compliance, file and update materials as needed. In addition, some assistance with compliance, gatehouse and campground as needed.
Work a flexible schedule per week, in exchange for free campsite with full hook up.
Bee Rock Campground is located 18 miles from London, Kentucky. The scenic Rockcastle River splits the campground. There are 27 single sites, 1 double site, a small boat ramp, and the Old Sublimity Bridge (built by the CCC in the late 1930’s). Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing, boating and hiking the nearby trails as well as enjoying the shaded campsites. For further site information please contact the London Ranger District Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Meadows at (606) 864-4163 x 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monitoring campsite occupancy
Greet and assist the public with information on camping regulations and camping fees
Maintain records of occupancy and submit to Forest Service Collection Officer
Perform cleanup of restrooms and campsites. This includes litter pickup, fire ring cleaning, wash picnic tables and rake sites
Inform Forest Service officers of any problems
Perform other duties as necessary
A new Host Site has been constructed, which has a septic holding tank and a potable water line plumbed to the site. There is no electricity to the campground. There are several water spigots and two dumpsters available for camper use. Cleaning supplies and tools will be provided. Minimum hours 25 hours per week.
In exchange for service, volunteers may receive campsite reimbursement. Free campsite requires minimum time commitments from volunteers.
A free campsite with water and sewer hookup available at Bee Rock Campground.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Campsite does not have electricity,
• Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
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Wilderness Ranger: Four positions (combination of backpacking positions and horse packing positions) are available. Volunteer Wilderness Rangers backpack or horse pack through the Bridger Wilderness, usually moving camp each day. Primary responsibilities are providing visitor information, checking visitor permits, teaching low impact camping and horse use skills, explaining regulations to visitors they meet on the trail, performing trail maintenance, collecting data on visitor use and impacts, and naturalizing campsites. Volunteers also assist with teaching Leave No Trace Wilderness ethics at Now Fork Boy Scout Camp.
Experience in camping, backpacking, and horse packing are preferred but not required. Forest Service will provide housing on days off, some camping equipment, training, uniform and reimbursement for subsistence. Forest Service may provide government horses for riding rangers. If volunteers wish to provide their own personal riding/packing stock, the Forest must first approve the stock for use and will provide feed for the stock, but will not cover veterinarian or shoeing costs.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Wilderness camping. Forest Service will provide housing on days off, some camping equipment.
Trail Maintenance/Construction: Two positions are available. Volunteers work in a 3-4 person crew constructing and maintaining trail on the Wyoming Range on the Big Piney and Kemmerer Ranger Districts. Routine trail maintenance includes clearing trails of downed trees, brush removal and cleaning of water bars. Trail crews camp in the field for up to 10 days at a time. Volunteers should have experience in backpacking, and camping. Experience in stock use is helpful but not required. Forest Service will provide housing during days off, some backpacking equipment, training and reimbursement for subsistence.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Wilderness camping; Forest Service will provide housing during days off, some backpacking equipment.
• Construction/Maintenance • Trail/Campground Maintenance • General Assistance
Recreation and Facility Maintenance:
Recreation maintenance personnel help keep our recreation areas beautiful and safe for our visitors. The London Ranger District maintains 10 public boat ramps, 2 picnic areas, and 5 campgrounds. A campsite is available at Craigs Creek Group Campground for an individual or couple willing to spend Memorial Day through Labor Day. Individual minimum number of hours is 24 hours per week and minimum number of hours for a couple is 40 hours per week. All training and supplies will be provided. Use of a government vehicle will be available. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Meadows if you are interested in volunteering on the London Ranger District. (606) 864-4163 x 116 or email@example.com
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Craigs Creek Campground
• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Quosatana campground and day use area is located along the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River, approximately 14 miles inland from the beautiful southern Oregon coast. The area is popular among fisherman, travelers, and boaters accessing the lower section of the Rogue River. The host(s) will be responsible for grounds and facility maintenance for the 15-acre site, water testing, providing visitor information, and fee compliance patrol.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteer must provide RV for housing. Hook-ups are available.
• Visitor Information • General Assistance
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The position’s primary duties involve operation and maintenance of the Ocala National Forest Visitor Centers. This position does not require on site residence. The goal is to keep the visitor centers open year round. Weekend & some holiday operation is the priority. Each visitor center (Ocklawaha and Pittman) operates similarly by providing visitor information and sales of merchandise such as maps, passes, shirts, books, etc. Visitor center hours are from 9am-4:30pm.
Duties include providing visitor information about the forest and surrounding area, operation of a cash register for sale of merchandise and passes, basic housekeeping, and coordinating with the visitor center manager on stock and other supply needs.
THIS OPPORTUNITY REQUIRES A 6 MONTH COMMITMENT. Please do not apply if you cannot meet a 6 month commitment. PLEASE PROVIDE REFERENCES AND THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION IN BLOCK #4, IN THE DETAILED RESPONES BOX, FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Full hook up RV site for volunteer provided RV.
Local volunteers welcome!
• Campground Host • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Campground hosts live on site and get a free hook-up site for a volunteer provided RV in exchange for performing various duties. Hosts first and foremost represent the Forest Service and may be the first representative of the forest that a camper will encounter. Hosts must provide a pleasant and professional image to the visitors. Most sites are full hook-up, some are more primitve.
Hosts also help maintain the campground by assisting with a variety of tasks which may include mowing, trash, restrooms- tasks vary by campground. Campground hosts also log in campers and provide Forest Service employees information to ensure compliance is maintained. Some campgrounds have day use areas that the host also monitors.
This opportunity requires a 6 month commitment. PLEASE PROVIDE 3 REFERENCES AND THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION IN STEP #4, IN THE DETAILED RESPONSES BOX, FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Host site for volunteer provided RV.
Redwood Bar is located on the beautiful Chetco National Wild and Scenic River outside of Brookings, Oregon. This large gravel bar is popular for both day use and overnight camping. Visitors swim, paddle, and fish in the clear waters of the Chetco River throughout the summer months.
The host will be responsible for facilities operation and minor maintenance, providing visitor information, and performing fee compliance.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: Volunteer must provide camper or RV for housing. Hook-ups are not available as the site is relatively undeveloped. The Forest Service will provide a generator, water, and radio for communication.
Ludlum Recreation Area is located 15 miles outside of Brookings, Oregon near the confluence of Wheeler Creek and the Winchuck River. The site includes Ludlum House, a two-story, rustic recreation rental popular for group gatherings, and a small campground with seven sites. Ludlum House can accommodate 30 people with room for additional tents on the surrounding lawn. While there is sleeping space for up to 30 visitors, this is a rustic camping experience; there are no beds. Visitors are encouraged to bring camping equipment, including flashlights, cooking and eating utensils, sleeping bags and pads for comfort.
There is plenty of drinking water on site, available from the bright red hand pump, as well as outdoor picnic tables and a group fire ring. An accessible vault toilet is located near the house.
Host duties include light facility and grounds maintenance, ensuring visitors comply with fee requiements, greeting visitors, and answering questions.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteer must provide RV for housing. Water and restrooms available on-site. Generator and radio for communications will be provided.
• Construction/Maintenance • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness
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The Pecos Wilderness is in need of a few good volunteer wilderness rangers. Duties include making contacts with the public to educate and inform, clearing trails with a crosscut saw, rehabilitating campsites, documenting invasive weed species, removing trash, sign inventory and installation, and documenting users.
If you are experienced with backcountry camping, backpacking, Leave No Trace, map & compass, and GPS and have a desire to volunteer as a land steward, this may be the opportunity for you!
Field reimbursement will be provided for three months in the backcountry with the possibility of additional reimbursement past the three month mark. Rangers are expected to be in the backcountry 15 nights/month. Each primitive backcountry trip will range from 3-8 days in length ($25/day). The ideal candidate will be able to carry personal gear, food, and tools while hiking in remote areas of the Pecos Wilderness.
Crosscut training will be provided. Current First Aid/CPR training is preferred.
Dates are somewhat flexible.
Do you need an internship? This is great opportunity for gaining experience in natural resource management.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: Rustic cabin--field per diem only provided when volunteers are camping in the backcountry and performing required ranger duties.
• Construction/Maintenance • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information
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Assist Forest Service staff and volunteers with the maintenance of recreation areas on the forest. Recreation maintenance personnel help keep our recreation areas beautiful and safe for our visitors. Duties include mowing, trash disposal, painting, restrooms, carpentry, and pressure washing. Recreation maintenance is a great way to see all of the recreation areas on the forest. Full hook-up sites available in exchange for 24 hours per week.
THIS OPPORTUNITY REQUIRES A 6 MONTH COMMITMENT. Please do not apply if you cannot meet a 6 month commitment. PLEASE PROVIDE 3 REFERENCES AND THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION IN STEP #4, IN THE DETAILED RESPONSES BOX, FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED.
We are recruiting volunteers to work in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeast Minnesota.
Wilderness Volunteer will be working with an experienced crew leader. The volunteer will be required to learn the use of hand tools for maintaining trails and campsites. In addition to use of hand tools it will be necessary for the volunteer to travel by foot and canoe and to camp from 3 to 8 days at a time while working in there assigned work area.
The most successful candidates are those who adjust quickly to the hard work and learn to efficiently travel and camp in a wilderness setting.
Volunteers will receive a reimbusement to help with costs of living while they are volunteering. Free housing is provided for the volunteer in a bunkhouse at the District office. We are looking for candidates who can volunteer from late May 2014 thu early August.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: Bunkhouse is dorm style located in Cook at the Ranger station.
• Construction/Maintenance • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
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Assist with the construction and/or maintenance of the Ocala National Forest Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails; work alongside Forest Service employees in constructing, signing and maintaining over 200 miles of OHV trails. Spend some time at one of our OHV trailheads and help riders learn about the OHV trails. Staff provides riders with information about the trails, the fee system, rider behavior, trail safety and required equipment.
THIS OPPORTUNITY REQUIRES A 6 MONTH COMMITMENT. Please do not apply if you cannot meet a 6 month commitment. The available full hook up site can only accomodate RV's up to 35'.
PLEASE PROVIDE 3 REFERENCES AND THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION IN STEP 4, IN THE DETAILED RESPONSES BOX, FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site with full hook ups.
The Mount Rogers National Recreation Area is looking for volunteers who enjoy the outdoors to fill several campground host opportunities. The Host(s) will need to provide their own living quarters; e.g., trailer or RV, for an agreed-upon duration. The campground is open from April 1st to November 30th. They should be in the campground and available to the public 4 to 5 days per week, including weekends and holidays. Since our peak visitor days are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, days off will be scheduled for weekdays, usually Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday. Service hours are from 8 am to 4:30 pm, but Hosts may be called upon 24 hours/day if needed.
Campground Host Duties: Host(s) must have good people skills, be responsible and neat in appearance. Greeting visitors and helping them get oriented to the area, informing visitors of rules and regulations, and manage reservations. The Host(s) must be physically able to perform such tasks as raking, shoveling, mopping and sweeping, performing minor maintenance, inspecting the campground, keeping simple maintenance records, monitoring area use, and occasionally filling out forms. Perform cleaning of the restrooms/bathhouses on a daily basis. Host(s) will represent the Forest Service in public contacts, providing information and directions, and reporting vandalism and other problems to Forest Service personnel. All necessary tools, supplies, and safety equipment will be provided by the Forest Service, along with appropriate training.
Stony Fork campground is a perfect choice for a volunteer who wants a beautiful mountain setting while also having the convenience of cell coverage and a full service town nearby. In addition, hosts will be provided a campsite free of charge. The campground host sites offer water, 30 AMP electric service, and sewer hookup. Hosts are provided with a land line phone and fax machine for communication and receiving reservation updates. Satellite TV is available if you have your own service. Internet is not available in the campground without a Wi-Fi card for your computer.
For additional information please contact Warren Bonham at (276) 677-3562.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site with full hookups is available within the campground.