• Campground Host • Other • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Mountain Home Project Office/Volunteer Park Host:
Positions are available in parks on Bull Shoals Lake! The Volunteer Park Host will collect and transmit all user fees (such as camping, day use, etc.). Park Hosts will work with all aspects of the National Recreation Reservation Service. Responsibilities include receiving telephone calls, recording data, providing visitors with local area information, performing inspection tours of the park, and updating campsite reservation and group shelter information daily. The computer will be used for all aspects of the park program.
Volunteers should have basic computer skills and be willing to complete other duties if needed. The desired employees must maintain a professional appearance and manner, have a pleasant personality, and the ability to deal with diverse visitors. A personal background check and the ability to be bonded (clean financial history) are required. The flexible work schedule is a minimum of 25 hours per week. Shifts are 5 to 8 hours in length depending on situational requirements and will be worked at predetermined times. After your application is submitted, a résumé with at least two references will be requested for our review. (Listed 07/26/2016)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: A free campsite, which includes electric, water, and sewer amenities, is offered in lieu of payment for work.
• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation
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Volunteers will present educational and outreach programs in the surrounding community. Topics may include environmental science, archeology, and history of Cumberland Island. Volunteer may travel into the Brunswick, Jacksonville, and Camden County areas. Prefer those with an educational background. Great for education majors, retired and current teachers!
Schedule and hours are flexible. Valid driver's liscence required. Housing not provided.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: No housing provided
• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Live, work, play and serve visitors in scenic Moab, UT! Home of red rock and blue skies, Moab is an adventure mecca, offering hiking, biking, climbing, river rafting, 4-wheel driving, scenic drives and much more. Moab offers the quaintness of a small town, yet with full range of amenities and services. Moab is the base camp for exploring millions of acres of breath-taking BLM lands, as well as Arches and Canyonlands national parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, and the La Sal Mountains.
LOCATION: Hosts manage busy BLM Campgrounds located along the popular scenic by-ways including Highways 128 (Colorado Riverway), 279 and 313, and the Canyon Rims and Kane Creek roads.
Terrain: Canyons and mesas (elevation 4000-6000 feet). Cottonwoods & oaks along rivers: pinyon-junipers on mesas. Some campgrounds have more shade than others.
Precipitation: Average annual rainfall is 10 inches. Much of this is from quick moving storms and light winter snowfalls.
Temperatures: Spring and fall day temperatures range from 60-70s and nights from 40-50 degrees. Summers range from 90-100 degrees during the day with nighttime temperatures between 50-70 degrees.
Housing: Hosts provide & reside in their own RV. Heating for early spring and late fall nights and air conditioning /cooling system for May through September are highly desirable. Hosts provide their own propane and/generators (operating hours 8am-8pm) and their own functioning transport vehicle for campground needs, obtaining personal provisions, as well as recreation on free days.
Electricity & Propane: No electric or propane available. Vaults at camp host site for sewer (may not be the site with most shade).
Water: No water on-site. Water available in Moab and BLM can provide 40 gallon containers.
Public Contact: Hosts provide camping assistance and area information to visitors; advise visitors about rules and regulations; and alert law enforcement about emergencies, unsafe conditions, or infractions. (No law enforcement duties.) Hosts present professional, neat appearance to the public and wear BLM t-shirts or vests & hats (provided).
Cleaning: Restock vault toilets with toilet paper. Pick-up litter. Perform light maintenance as needed.
Schedule: Reside at campground seven days a week--typically work Thursdays through Mondays; off Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Work hours: 8 hours per day (am and pm duties).
Abilities: Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Able to serve independently with minimal supervision. Able to walk or stand for several hours and lift 20 lbs. if needed.
Reimbursement $17/day for each 8 hour service day (subject to BLM funding). Minimum two month commitment for reimbursement.
Submit Volunteer.gov application. Couples submit separate applications for each person.
Supply a minimum of two recent work or volunteer position references.
Daytime phone interview. Provide your phone numbers for weekdays and weekends.
• Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Science • General Assistance
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Brazoria Wilflife Refuge
We would like to extend an open invitation to come volunteer with the gorgeous Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. This wildlife refuge lies along the Gulf Coast of Brazoria county Texas, making it a vital estuary habitat that fosters hundreds of both aquatic and terrestrial animal species. It is a birding hotspot, known for hosting an immense population of migratory birds as well as local nesters that attract avid photographers and birders alike. During the summer months, the refuge focuses heavily on promoting wildlife habitats by educating the public on land management and providing summer camps for young students with passion for environmental sciences. As the school year begins, there will be more focus on refuge field trips and educating students from the local Brazosport school district.
Responsibilities for our volunteers include:assisting in educating young, local students at our weekly field trips, assisting with special events and outreach, interacting with visitors and providing information on our trails, auto tour, and public use opportunities, upkeep of the interior and exterior of public use areas, manning the information desk along with clerical office work. Additional duties may vary on individual interests, talents, and skills, but the requested volunteer hours will be 24 hours per person per week.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: In exchange for providing 24 weekly hours of work per person, you will receive a full hookup site that resides in the volunteer village along the Bastrop Bayou portion of the refuge. The site includes picnic table, water, 30 and 50-amp electricity, sewage, propane, and a community building laundry facility. The volunteer village provides proximity to the local beaches as well as easy access to the city of Lake Jackson which has all pleasantries such as theaters, restaurants, a shopping mall, and grocery stores. Across the street from the village is the 24 hour fishing pier on Bastrop Bayou which allows excellent opportunities for trout and flounder fishing with easy access to a public boat ramp.
We are requesting three months of volunteer service. Preference goes to volunteers whom are able to provide a longer commitment.
Please feel free to call or contact us with questions or concerns. Please send a resume with references to the above listed contact.
• Campground Host • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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We're looking for a camphost(s) at Rocky Mountain's Aspenglen Campground!
Note: The site that comes with this position would require the volunteer to have a smaller RV - preferably less than 30 feet long.
The Campground Host’s main role is to act as an ambassador for the park by being friendly, courteous and helpful to visitors. Specific duties may include any or all of the following:
1. Performing compliance checks for payment or site assignments
2. Gathering statistical data on campground usage
3. Roving the campground for minor rules infractions
4. Providing information on recreational opportunities to the public
5. Performing minor campground maintenance projects
6. Assisting campground staff as needed
7. Informing dispatch or staff when campground is full or close to full
8. Opening or closing campground facilities as needed
9. Operating government vehicles including pick-up trucks, vans and carts, a valid state drivers license is required
10. Utilizing portable park radio communications
Various other duties may be performed in the campground based on interest and skills Aspenglen Campground is located 8,200 feet above sea level. Camphosts are normally are on their feet for most of the work day, which includes walking, standing, and minor physical labor. They also must be prepared to work in a variety of weather conditions.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: can accommodate an RV that's less than 30 feet long.
• Campground Host • Other • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Lake Sonoma/Warm Springs Dam Located in the California Wine Country, Lake Sonoma has an Immediate Opening: Nestled in the beautiful coastal foothills of Sonoma County, California, Lake Sonoma is surrounded by world famous vineyards and land that is rich in history. Created by the construction of Warm Springs Dam in 1983, the lake provides for flood control, irrigation and recreation. The park has more than 17,000 acres to explore, including more than 47 miles of trails and when the lake is full over 50 miles of shoreline. Recreational opportunities include: hiking, biking, equestrian, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, swimming, fishing and hunting to name a few.
Visitor Center Assistant & Camp Host Needed:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2016
Work at U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Lake Sonoma Recreation Area in Geyserville, Ca. Volunteer is assigned to the Milt Brandt Visitor Center and the Don Clausen Fish Hatchery to perform the following work: Answer visitor's questions, explain park rules, regulations and provide any needed assistance. Presents short interpretive talks to campers, groups of visitors and school groups as needed. Roves and provides information in the Don Clausen Fish Hatchery. You will operate cash register to make sales for the Friends of Lake Sonoma gift shop and other assigned duties.
Special Skills: The volunteer must be able to absorb a great deal of natural and cultural history information and use that information when speaking to the public. All volunteers must be able to work with the visiting public and maintain a positive attitude. The volunteer will be provided on the job training and any required safety training necessary to help them carry out their duties. All volunteers are given an orientation to the park and provided with volunteer uniform components. Volunteers must wear a uniform when on duty and safety equipment as required by their duties.
The RV pads are located in the Liberty Glen Campground a short drive from the visitor center. The RV site does have a phone line that the volunteer can use to set up local phone service. Pets are allowed but must be under control, on a 6 foot leash at all times and be non-intrusive to others and wildlife. A 15% discount is granted in the Friends of Lake Sonoma book store. No monetary compensation is available for these volunteer positions. (Updated 06/29/2016)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: The Park has six RV campsites available: Year round - with hook ups (water, electric [up to 30 amps] and septic). Use of the RV campsites will require working 24 hours per week, a three month minimum commitment and at least three, eight hour days per volunteer, per week and please provide references from previous volunteer or work experience on the application. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, freezer, internet and local phone service.
• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Yosemite National Park is world-famous for its granite cliffs and domes, waterfalls, and majestic forests. The National Park Service is responsible for managing the natural and cultural resources of the park for the enjoyment of this and future generations. Come join the team!
Volunteers in this position will serve under the division of Interpretation and Education. Your responsibilites include ensuring the public has a safe and enjoyable experience and facilitating intellectual and emotional connections inherent in the park resources. Whether helping a visitor choose a hike, teaching about geology of the Sierra Nevada, or educating campers about bear protection, you will make a big difference here at Yosemite National Park!
This position can be very competitive; your chances are greatly improved if your application is complete, states why you'd like to volunteer and what your experiences are.
-Staff visitor center and public information office to disseminate park information
-Rove public areas providing information to visitors
-Develop and present interpretive talks on natural and cultural history to large groups (optional)
Required: strong communication skills, solid research ablility, patience, enjoy working with people.
Desired: valid driver's license, natural and/or cultural science background, ability to work independently, public speaking skills, first aid/CPR certification, excellent customer service skills.
*Interpretive training provided.
*Minimum commitment 40 hours/week for a minimum of 8 weeks.
*Priority consideration will be given to those candidates that can commit to the full 6 month time frame of about 04/01/2016 to 09/30/2016 (dates may be flexible).
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Volunteers will be provided with a campsites in Yosemite Valley, suitable for tents or small RV (no hookups). Volunteer must provide their own camping equipment.
• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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Do you enjoy working outside, interacting, and educating park visitors? Are you interested in learning more about wildlife in Rocky Mountain National Park? This volunteer opportunity may be for you.
Applicants must reside within local commuting area of the park, as there is no park housing available with this position. Volunteers should expect to commit to one shift per week. Shifts are 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sundays. Position will start June 15 and continue through September (end date is very flexible).
Volunteers staff high visitor use area (near picnic areas and road turnouts) within the park and help educate park’s visitors on the dangers of feeding wildlife, both to animals and humans. Volunteers also provide basic park orientation, and answer questions about visiting the park, including hiking trails, and driving park roads.
Their major duties include:
1. Staffing high use visitation areas such as picnic areas, road pull outs, and short nature trails within a mile of trailheads.
2. Attending training and reading research material to become educated on various types of wildlife at Rocky Mountain National Park.
3. Providing the public with a wide range of park information and education through informal visitor contacts.
4. Cleaning wayside exhibits at overlooks where volunteers work.
5. Obtaining appropriate assistance for park visitors as needed such as tow trucks, roadside auto service, and ranger assistance for medical emergencies or disabled vehicles when needed.
This is a uniformed position. Uniforms will be provided to volunteers prior to beginning work. Work is performed at a variety of elevations ranging from 8,000 to 11,000 feet. Medical clearance should be obtained prior to beginning work.
There will be a half-day training June 5th for all volunteers
Volunteers may drive and/or ride in a government vehicle. Volunteers with vehicle requirements will need to possess a valid driver’s license.
Applicants must reside within local commuting area, since there is no park housing or RV site available within the park.
• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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We are currently recruiting for 2017.
(These are just rough idea dates for commitments. Feel free to combine some of the dates together for 2 months or more.)
July 1 to July 31
July1 to August 31
July 1 to August 31
September 1 to October 31
Anywhere in that time period, can be 1 month to 3 month commitments.
The volunteers will be responsible for the operation of the Visitor Center, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This includes U.S. flag raising and lowering, opening and closing parking lot gates, counting money for cash register and closing cash register (daily sales report), turning on and off park film, presenting programs, answering the telephone, transferring calls, and ensuring that he brochure and information racks are stocked and neat. Also, working at the Lighthouse Visitor Center located out on the cape, near the lighthouse. An important responsibility is meeting the public and answering questions and supplying other information as requested.
There always will be a park ranger available for questions and emergencies.
Namebar, polo shirts, sweatshirt, windbreaker, and hat will be provided. Volunteers will provide appropriate long pants or skirt (kaki preferred), work shoes, and foul weather gear.
Housing: Sometimes shared, housing can be provided in winter months (December – February). Trailer pads for RVs are available all year.
Time requirement: RV pad: 32 hours per week, either individually or as a couple. Park housing: 32 hours per week per person. 40-hour commitment per weekend at the Lighthouse Visitor Center at Cape Lookout per couple.We request at least a one-month commitment.
Because computer use is typically part of this position, a background check may be required.
Setting: Harkers Island has a small grocery store and several restaurants. Beaufort and Morehead City are about 30 minutes away.
Weather: Summers can be hot and humid; there usually is a breeze. In January and February, the weather can drop below freezing.
Transportation: Personal transportation is required. Transportation is not necessary in the course of duties but is strongly recommended for access to grocery stores and area attractions on days off.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Trailer pads for RVs are available all year. Sometimes shared housing can be provided in winter months (November – March).
• Construction/Maintenance • Historical Preservation • Office/Clerical • Other • Visitor Information
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Ranger Station & Rental Cabin Host, Stub Creek
Historic 1930's era log cabin ranger station in northern Colorado Rockies is looking for hosts to help with site caretaking, cabin rental guest check-in and visitor information this summer. Your nearest neighbors in this gorgeous mountain setting are the moose that graze along trout-filled Stub Creek. Stub Creek Ranger Station offers a complete Colorado mountain package.
Host-couples live on-site for the summer. Bring your RV and hook up to our free host site.
Hosts provide recreation information and forest map sales to visitors and rental cabin guests, check cabin guests in/out, perform basic grounds keeping and building maintenance, and clean one cabin, an office building, and one outhouse.
Built in 1936, historic log Stub Creek Ranger Station is located about 75 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado, via 65 miles of paved State Highway 14, and 17 miles of gravel County Roads 103 & 190 (two wheel drive OK). Stub Creek Ranger Station is located at 8,400 in elevation. Stub Creek runs through the site, and the larger Laramie River is nearby. Both are trout streams. Basic amenities are 1.25 hours away in Laramie, Wyoming.
Attractions include nearby fishing, hiking, bicycling, horse riding, fall hunting, and motorized recreation.
Couples are needed!
NOTE: One of our hosts had to leave unexpectedly, so we need another host couple as soon as possible!
One person does maintenance and grounds keeping, one runs the information office. The rental cabin also needs to be cleaned and restocked with firewood after each guest departs.
Work schedule is 4 days on (32 hours per week) /3 days off, 9 AM to 5 PM
This is a relaxed, low-visitation site, with plenty of time to spend chatting with our visitors and cabin guests.
Skills needed: We are looking for flexible, friendly self-starters who are able to work independently of direct supervision (supervisor is in Fort Collins), can work well with another host couple, have basic maintenance skills and enjoy a low-key work environment. Must be physically fit enough to live and work at 8,400 feet elevation.
On the application, Step 2, Special Interests section, describe your skills and experience related to the Opportunity Activities:
Construction/Maintenance/historical preservation: List your home maintenance and repair skills; advanced skills in repair a plus.
Visitor Information: Describe customer service and teamwork skills.
Provide two non-related reference names and phone numbers that know of your skills related to this position.
Host couples MUST come with your own camper or RV.
Summer days are mild; nights are cool. You may need your heater but you will not need AC.
For 2016, the rental cabin opens June 4 and closes September 25.
Hosts are on site from JUNE 1- SEPTEMBER 26.
NOTE: We need a host couple NOW! Due to unforseen circumstances, one of our hosts had to leave unexpectedly.
Check out the Stub Creek rental cabin at http://www.recreation.gov/camping/stub-creek-cabin/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73580
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Host couples: You MUST come with your own camper or RV. We provide hosts a free RV pad on a level, compacted gravel lot next to the bunkhouse, with 50 amp electric, water, sewer, and shared phone line (can access dial-up computer service subscriptions). No cell service at this location, but satellite TV does work. Got pets? They are welcome as long as they are kept in your camper when you are working and always leashed and attended when outdoors (this is cougar and bear country), and pet waste is cleaned up daily. Except for service animals, pets are not allowed in federal buildings. Note on application any pets you may be bringing.
The volunteer trail crew will be meeting once a month to improve the trails in Greenbelt Park, Maryland. The Trail Crew is meeting Saturday August 20th at the Ranger Station near the campground, Saturday September 24, National Public Lands Day and Saturday October 15.
Large groups, please apply and let us know you are a large group.
Welcome to the Tahoe National Forest located in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. This diverse landscape offers 850,000 acres of forests, meadows, lakes, rivers and snowcapped peaks, stretching from the Foothills east of Sacramento at an elevation of 1500ft, over the Pacific Crest at 9000ft and down to the Nevada state line near Reno.
The unique scenic, historic and recreation opportunities of the Tahoe National Forest, combined with its close proximity to multiple, major metropolitan areas attracts over six million visitors a year and creates one of the most popular National Forests in the country.
As a Campground Host, you will often be the first Forest Service representative the visiting public encounters and the first person they will consider for information regarding the area and their National Forest. Volunteer Campground Hosts are an integral part of the Forest recreation program and are critical in achieving the Forest service mission of “caring for the Land and Serving the people.” As such, we are seeking individuals who can represent the Tahoe National Forest in a professional and courteous manner.
Campground Hosts are expected to be available from mid-May to mid-October, five days a week with two consecutive days off per week. Longer breaks may be considered with prior approval. Hosts are requested to be available for public interaction the majority of the day and expected to make full campground rounds early in the morning and evening. Hosts are not expected to contact visitors after daylight hours or to participate in law enforcement activities.
Excellent candidates for these volunteer opportunities will have the following strengths:
Outgoing personality with strong verbal communication skills
Ability to perform light maintenance work in outdoor conditions
Ability to maintain daily written logs
Ability to interact with diverse visitors while maintaining a positive, helpful and non-confrontational attitude
Host Duties will include the following:
Welcoming visitors and providing appropriate Forest information
Informing visitors of Forest Regulations and campground Courtesy Rules
Encouraging fee compliance and Courtesy Rule adherence
Tracking daily arrivals and posting incoming reservations
Performing light landscape and bathroom maintenance.
Reporting emergencies and providing District Recreation staff with pertinent daily information
Setting a positive camping example for other forest visitors, keeping a clean, presentable and welcoming campsite and encouraging common courtesy throughout the campground.
Requirements of the opportunities include:
Pass a minimal background check and possess a valid state driver’s license.
Volunteer 4-6 hours a day / 20 hours weekly and be available other times for public interactions
Provide your own personal RV accommodations maintained to be welcoming and approachable by the public.
Local Recreation staff will provide full training and support in duties. Hosts perform daily responsibilities independently without direct supervision. Forest Recreation employees will make near daily contact to provide support, heavy maintenance and regulatory compliance. On the Tahoe National Forest, you will be working individually in your designated campground, but also as part of a larger Forest-wide campground host program with up to 35 other volunteer hosts. Specific campsite conditions vary greatly, from low-elevation riverside campgrounds to higher elevation, mountain, lakeside settings. The majority of Hosts sites have minimal services. Some may have electricity, some may have water and some have waste holding tanks.
The Sierraville Ranger District is recruiting 1 volunteer host position for the 2016 summer camping season. Specific campground settings can be viewed via the following links
With varying and possibly minimal site services in mind, the Tahoe National Forest reimburses Volunteer Hosts $40 daily for “on duty” days. This reimbursement is intended to cover out of pocket expenses related to transportation, subsistence, propane and generator fuel that are necessary, reasonable and arise as a result of voluntary work. In order to receive this reimbursement, Hosts must be US citizens or international volunteers holding J-1, F-1 or B-1 Visa’s.
In addition to Reimbursement, volunteer campground hosts will be provided a complimentary campsite for the season, uniform components and personal protective equipment for assigned duties. Certain sites may be provided a government golf cart or utility vehicle to perform official duties. Volunteer hosts who complete a full season in good standing will receive an Interagency Volunteer Pass, valid 12 months from the date of issue. This pass grants the holder / signee and up to 3 accompanying adult’s access to Federal Recreation sites, including BLM, FWS, NPS and USFS sites that charge standard entrance fees, (overnight camping excluded)
• Archaeology • Computers • Conservation Education • Research Library • Historical Preservation • Office/Clerical • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Mission: The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
Volunteers provide a pivotal role in assuring the mission of the National Park Service is met.
Duties: Volunteers staff the visitor center and greet visitors, provide orientation and assist with bookstore sales. Volunteers will support the front line interpretive ranger by sharing the story of Fort Bowie through interpretive programs and serving in various support functions including; staffing the visitor center, providing transports, providing park orientation, and helping with special projects.
Qualifications: Ability to communicate to, and interact with, a diverse public. Exceptional customer service skills. Strong research skills and ability to develop interpretive programs. Ability to work in all weather conditions at high elevations and in desert environments with hot temperatures and occasional severe storms. Prior handheld radio experience and CPR and First Aid certification preferred. Incumbent must complete a federal background investigation.
Work Environment: Fort Bowie is in a remote location with limited cell phone service and no personal internet. The closest grocery store is 45 miles from the site. Work will be performed both indoors and outdoors and may require standing, walking, or sitting for extended periods of time. A minimum of a .5 mile hike over rough and uneven terrain is required on a daily basis.
Additional Information: Volunteers will be provided an RV pad with full hookups including water, electricity, and sewer. The maximum RV length is 29 feet. A minimum of 32 hours per week (Four 8 hour days) required. Dates are flexible, priority will be given to individuals available for the entire season. On your application, please include your availability, your experiences, and why you want to volunteer at Fort Bowie.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteers will be provided an RV pad with full hookups including water, electricity, and sewer. The maximum RV length is 29 feet.
• Construction/Maintenance • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
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Assist maintenance division at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge with regular General Maintenance duties. This position is open to singles and couples. For couples, either both individuals can volunteer in the maintenance program or the couple can be split between the Visitor Center host and the Maintenance assistant positions.
Location of refuge is 30 minutes north of Las Vegas, NV. Mt. Charleston is about 30 minutes away and Lake Mead NRA 60 minutes away. Grand Canyon (North Rim), Zion, Bryce Canyon and Death Valley National Parks are all less than a half day's drive.
Maintenance assistant duties include: General property maintenance and tasks. Upkeep of refuge buildings, restrooms, and grounds, adjusting doors, painting and other minor building maintenance and custodial tasks. Trail and grounds maintenance: trimming trees and bushes, mowing grass, planting native vegetation, and maintenance of associated sprinkler system. Construction/maintenance of various fences. Repair/replacement/installation of directional, informational and interpretive signs. Fish refugium maintenance. If qualified, perform preventative maintenance checks and maintenance on automotive and heavy equipment. Tasks may also involve metal work, cutting and welding. Special projects, as assigned, may include stream restoration work, re?vegetation projects, maintain/clean irrigation ditches and building up road base. May perform a variety of other duties. CDL is desirable, but not required.
Prerequisites: Reliability. Ability to work with a minimum amount of supervision. Responsibility to carry a project to completion once initiated. Good physical condition. Time Commitment: 24 hours per week.
When applying please provide contact information for three references. Two references should be professional. If applying as couple please provide both applicant names.
RV or motor home utility hook-ups for electric, water, propane, and sewage available.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site has full hookups: water, electricity, sewer. Must provide own propane.
• Construction/Maintenance • Trail/Campground Maintenance • General Assistance
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Volunteers perform such tasks as removing downed trees and branches, removing material considered to be a possible fire hazard, and other grounds or maintenance work. The volunteer will be responsible for custodial and cleaning duties at many of the different buildings throughout the park. Outdoor work such as grounds keeping, landscaping of flowerbeds, trail maintenance, and other assigned duties are routine for this position.
Qualifications: The qualifications for this position are as follows.
Skills and Knowledge: Must be able to operate(some restrictions), control, clean and make minor repairs to equipment and tools being used. Must have prior job experience or training to gain the knowledge required for this position. Ability to remember and follow directions or instructions in order to complete assigned tasks. Incumbent is expected to use extreme care or cautions as to prevent damage to tools, equipment, and resources.
Physical Effort: Exerts a moderate to heavy physical effort in doingsuch tasks as lifting and carrying heavy objects in excess of 50 pounds. Moderate physical effort and good coordination are required for reaching, bending, and turning.
Safety: Protective clothing and other safety devices such as goggles,gloves, hard hats, dust mask, etc., may be required for certain tasks. Volunteers who will be using or exposed to chemicals or cleaning agents must be informed and/or made available to them information of any hazardous chemical content or possible risk as required by OSHA’s “Right to Know” laws. Volunteers can request this information from the Maintenance Supervisor or Chief of Maintenance.
Tools &Equipment: Volunteers who are assigned to operate machinery or equipment (such as power tools, specialized equipment or vehicles, etc.) must first have demonstrated their proficiency in the operation of that equipment to the satisfaction of the responsible supervisor. Volunteer may not operate chainsaws unless they have completed an NPS approved training course is chainsaw use. Volunteers under 18 years of age may not operate power tools or equipment.Whenever possible, volunteers should use government-owned equipment and property in their work, rather than using their own personal property. If a volunteer does use his or her own personal property or equipment for official purposes, and that property is lost damaged, or destroyed in the process, it is possible for the volunteer to be reimbursed for the loss.
Working Conditions: Most work is performed primarily outside and occasionally on slippery and unstable footing, in cold winds and dusty conditions. In the summer, incumbent may be exposed to hot and humid weather conditions.
Government Vehicles: Volunteers who operate a government vehicle must posses a valid drivers license.
We have a volunteer and seasonal house with five rooms and three baths. Space is limited during the summer. Applications must be in early, because seasonal park guides receive first spaces. No RV Hookups.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Limited housing is available. Seasonals over the summer months receive first bids on rooms. No RV pads available.
• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Slots are full for 2017, but cancellations almost always occur, as life continues to happen. If you would like to be placed on an "on-call" list, please complete the application. Be sure to include when you would be available. Slots are typically a three month period.
Become a tidepool guide, information desk attendant, and a wildlife interpreter at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area!
POSITION OVERVIEW: Hosts assist visitors of all age with emphasis on helping visitors to form connections with the site’s natural and cultural resources. Visitor safety and resource protection are key elements. Trailer/RV pads with FHU and ocean views are provided.TIME: Interpretive Hosts contribute approximately 25 hours per week; working five, 5-hour days with two consecutive days off.
• Hosts greet visitors and provide interpretation at the interpretive center
• Hosts provide point (on-the-spot) interpretation at wildlife observation areas. Emphasis changes according to the season and tides, but may include gray whales, harbor seals, tidepool life, and seabirds.
• All hosts must demonstrate excellent customer service skills, show a willingness to work with, and get along with a variety of co-workers and visitors of all ages.
• A basic knowledge of interpretive techniques, Western US history, and wildlife is helpful, but training will be provided.
• Hosts must be able to climb and descend the 130 steps down to the tidepools.
AREA INFORMATION:Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is a 100-acre day-use area managed by the Bureau of Land Management (Department of Interior). The park is located on a prominent headland just three miles north of Newport, on Oregon’s scenic Central Coast. Up to 65,000 seabirds nest seasonally on the headland’s cliffs and near-shore rocks. Gray whales, harbor seals and a multitude of intertidal creatures are also visible much of the year. The Yaquina Head Lighthouse has been functioning as an aid to navigation since 1873. The site is open year-round during daylight hours. Visitation is over 350,000 per year.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: 3 RV pads with 30/50 and 110, water and sewer, partial ocean view. Worksite about 1/2 mile from RV pads.