• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Immediately (due to host cancellation) and October, November, December 2016, plus most of 2017, with a 3 month minimum.
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 about 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.
The Gunnison Field Office has a campground host position available at Oh Be Joyful Campground near Crested Butte, CO. BLM is looking for an energetic host that is interested in conducting facility maintenance and providing visitors with information. This location does not have hook-ups or drinking water on site and can only accommodate a small motorhome or camper as the access road is rough and sites are small. BLM can provide a high tech solar trailer for the summer to supply you with electricity. Oh Be Joyful is a high elevation campground located on the beautiful Slate River minutes from Crested Butte.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Campsite Available
• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Pest/Disease Control • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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This Volunteer Position is well suited for a people orientated couple: About 45 miles north of Helena, Montana, is the 124 foot high Holter Dam. Just over the top of this "run-of-the-river" dam, is the Holter Lake Campground and boat launch. This well maintained, campground and popular boat launch, is one of Montana's favorite! Swimming, boating, fishing, camping, and picnicing are ongoing activies all summer long.
You Will Be Assisting with the Management: This is a 50 site campground, and busy boat launch with docks. Daily compliance checks need to be done for the day use parking, and camping fees. However, You will not collect any money from the public. Some people need to be politely reminded about the 10pm quiet hours, and to turn off their generators. Also, keeping their dogs off the beach, and on their leash. You will be asked lots of common questions, and informing the public about regulations. Your assistance with public safety, and assurance for the security of our equipment, and facilities is essential.
You Will Be Cleaning: Six concrete style vault toilets get frequent use, and must be re-stocked with toilet paper. Fire rings need to be periodically emptied of ashes, and garbage picked-up. You may be asked to assist with some grounds maintenace; watering, weeding, and hauling materials to the dump. Some basic carpentry skills would be helpful, too; painting, fencing, and working with plumbing, or irrigation systems. We have all the suppies, equipment and tools. You may also be asked to assist with helping the staff at Log Gulch Campground, or Holter Dam Campground.
You will be assisting the resident Park Ranger, who primarily works weekends. Your work schedule could vary with seasonal, or daily demands. It may enclude busy weekends, unassisted weekdays, or some flexible, late evening shifts. Preferably, You should have 2-3 days off each week!
This ongoing, Volunteer Position could be filled. Regardless, this opportunity descripion may be used to fill more than one BLM-Host position on multipe, or different, BLM Holter Lake Sites though-out the summer season of 2016.You are encouraged to apply!
There is a $15 daily meal stipend ! This meal reimbursment is included with with each Volunteer Position. You must keep a daily log of your work completed hours. Tour of duty typically runs from mid May to mid September.
There is a mandatory, Background Investigation requirenment. This includes fingerprinting, and must be competed, and passed before begining duties.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: The RV pad has full hook-ups, and is next to a small creek with cottonwood trees.
• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Pest/Disease Control • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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This Opportunity is well suited for a people orientated couple: Clark's Bay Day Use Recreation Area is located about 15 miles east of Helena, Montana, on Hauser Lake. It's a popular sun bathing beach, and swimming spot. It's also a group picnicking site. There is also a sandy beach volleyball court, and a small craft boat launch. This is strictly a Day Use Site. There is no overnight camping provided for the public. You will be the only one camping here during your tenure, as our resident BLM-Host. Bring your RV, and enjoy the quiet evenings alone, because the day time activities will usually keep you very busy.
You Will Be Managing: The five, group picnic shelters are always booked throughout the summer. Family reunions and weddings are common. The large sandy beach, and volleyball court fill-up fast on hot summer days. We need you to make sure the $5 parking fee is paid. However, You will not collect any money from the public. Some people need to be politely reminded to keep their dogs off the beach, and on their leash. You will also be answering lots common questions, and providing answers about regulations. Your assistance with public safety, and assurance for the security of our equipment and facilities is essential.
You Will Be Cleaning: The four concrete style vault toilets need to be frequently cleaned and re-stocked with toilet paper. We have all the supplies. Garbage will need to be picked-up. You will also, hose down all the picnic shelter's concrete floors.
You Will Be Assisting with Grounds Maintenance: Lots of grass watering, by moving hoses. Most of the trees are on a drip irrigation system, but still need to be monitored, and occasionally repaired. Weeding is also appreciated. Keeping the sandy beach pristine is done with a small motorized vehicle, equipped with a pull behind harrow for you to drive. The main grounds are not extremely large; less than 5 acres. You may also be asked to assist with helping the staff at Devil's Elbow Campground.
You must open the main gate every morning at 9am. You must close the main gate every evening at 9pm. You will, most likely, have to politely encourage visitors to leave.
This ongoing, Volunteer Position could be filled. Regardless, this opportunity description may be used to fill more than one BLM-Host position. Including, BLM Campground Host Positions on multipe, or different BLM Hauser Lake Sites though-out the summer season of 2016. You are encouraged to apply!
There is a $15 daily meal stipend! This meal reimbursment is included with each Volunteer Position. You must keep a daily log of your work completed hours. Tour of duty typically runs from mid May to mid September.
There is a mandatory, Background Investigation requirenment. This includes fingerprinting, and must be completed, and passed before begining duties.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: The Pad is a primitive, yet it's large, with trees, and has a nice view. There are full hook-ups, however, the septic is < 100 feet away. Cell phone coverage is good.
• Construction/Maintenance • Office/Clerical • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
Education: Volunteer must possess a high school diploma or higher.
Experience: Volunteer must have good communication skills and be able to work effectively with a wide range of people and personalities, as well as work and drive unsupervised. Should be comfortable using computers, including use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Physical Requirements: Work varies from sedentary office phases to field work requiring ability to operate a 4x4 vehicle and/or ATV (training provided). Field work also involves hiking in remote areas for extended periods, carrying equipment such as GPS units, cameras, etc, in a variety of weather conditions.
Position Duration: Begin by or before May 31, 2016. Hours are flexible; work 20-40 hours/wk. Must work Monday – Friday (6 am – 6 pm). Minimum commitment: 450 hours
Compensation: Volunteer will benefit from federal work experience, as well as a series of Department of the Intertior trainings, such as 4x4 driving, NEPA legislation, land description/land status, and Special Recreation Permits. Volunteers will receive additional training in Wilderness Study Area monitoring, use of GIS/GPS systems, Access database, and more! No stipend or housing available.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:
Kimberly Leitzinger Outdoor Recreation Planner BLM-Colorado River Valley Field Office 2300 River Frontage Road Silt, CO, 81652
CAMPGROUND HOST for El Malpais National Conservation Area’s Joe Skeen Campground. This free primitive campground features 10 sites with covered tables, two vault toilets, and no water.
Public Contact Courteously informs visitors about the area. Advises visitors about rules without confrontation. Records visitor use. Alerts law enforcement about emergencies, unsafe conditions, or infractions.
Cleans 2 recreational sites (including 4 vault toilets & 4 trash bins), a visitor center (including 2 rest rooms & 1 trash bin), a campground (including 2 vault toilets & 4 trash bins), and the ranger station with 1 trash bin up to twice weekly: Mondays and Fridays. Trash bins contain 2 sacks up to 40 lbs each. Picks up litter. Performs light maintenance including gates, bathrooms, and signs.
Schedule Reside at campground Thursdays through Monday; off Tuesdays & Wednesdays. 3 month commitment. Work hours depend on camp activity (usually 8-10AM & 2-8PM)
3 Month Sevice Period: June 2016 through August 2016
Abilities Operate a federal truck (provided for trash hauling; for official use only), possess a valid driver's license, twice weekly lifting of up to 40 pound sacks from 8 trash bins. Willing to submitt SF-85 Questionaire for Non-Sensitive Positions if requested before selection (viewable at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF85.pdf ) Able to serve independently with minimal supervision.
Per Diem $25 for each 8 hour service day may be available depending on funding
Application Part of your evaluation for this position depends on how well you read this announcement and follow these instructions.
Submit Volunteer.gov application. Couples submit separate applications for each person.
If requested, respond to specific questions.
If requested, submit 3 recent work references from supervisors with phone numbers & email addresses.
Daytime phone interview. Provide your phone numbers for weekdays and weekends.
If requested, submit SF-85.
If selected, submit volunteer agreement & photocopy of Driver's License.
LOCATION: The campground is located 16 miles south of Grants, New Mexico, at the eastern boundary of El Malpais National Monument.
Precipitation 10 inches annual average - most of it from rainfall in monsoon season (July-September), plus occasional winter snows. Low humidity prevails, and skies are usually sunny. http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/grants/new-mexico/united-states/usnm0131
Summer temperatures range from 80-100 degrees during the day with nighttime temperatures between 45-65 degrees.
Winter temperatures range from 25-55 degrees in the day and 0 to 20 at night with dips to -20.
Housing Host provides & resides in a functioning RV in which to live onsite. RV must have adequate insulation and propane heating for October through April, and air conditioning for May through September. Host provides their own propane and their own functioning transport vehicle for obtaining personal provisions, as well as recreation on Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Host Site Pull- through with covered picnic table
Electricity 30 amp 110 volt electrical hookup (for host only) from 36 solar panels. Operates an air conditioner in summer daylight hours. Night current is limited to low amperage use which excludes heating, cooling, and cooking.
Septic Underground tank for camp host only
Water No water onsite. Host hauls it 2 miles from ranger station in personal container(s).
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Incumbent must provide personal RV for housing at campground. Personal RV must have propane heat for the cold months, and cooling for the warm months.
• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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1. Cheerfully greet visitors. Answer queries. Record visitation. Provide area information and rules.
2. Perform light custodial care including flag raising; gate opening; native plant care; and cleaning ( like window, counter, bathroom and floor) as needed. Pick up parking lot & yard litter. Alert rangers to a mechanical failure, an unsafe condition, or an infraction.
3. Perform informal interpretation. Incumbent is the front line and often the only BLM contact with visitors. Provide visitors with geographical directions, and inspire them to connect with the NCA on deeper levels.
· Schedule Serve 1 set day per week. Open building at 8:30AM & close at 4:30PM. 6 month minimum commitment required.
1. Serve alone all day with minimal supervision 9 miles from a gas station and 16 miles from the nearest town.
2. Study and learn about the area. Initially learn regulations on hunting, camping, private property, and OHVs (off highway vehicles). Learn who to call for additional questions while acquiring deeper knowledge of the animals, birds, rocks, plants, and peoples of the area.
· Advanced Opportunities Once the incumbent is proficient in ranger station operations, there may be the option to expand service. Opportunities may include assisting rangers with: school and public field trips, wilderness patrols, archaeological site stewarding, trail and recreational site maintenance, plus avian and other biological surveys. Those wishing to develop interpretive ranger skills can request mentoring and instruction from a senior ranger.
· Mileage Reimbursement May be available. Currently $0.14 per mile
· ApplicationProcess This application entails a time and effort commitment from both the BLM and the incumbent. Please re-read this announcement carefully, then:
1. Submit Volunteer.gov application.
2. If requested, submit a resume with 3 recent supervisor references with their current phone numbers & email addresses.
3. Interview (provide daytime phone number including weekends).
4. If requested, submit SF-85.
5. If selected, submit volunteer agreement.
LOCATION: The ranger station is located 16 miles south of Grants, New Mexico, at the eastern boundary of El Malpais National Monument.
• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
Campground Volunteer Hosts needed from April through November. Duties include cleaning of restrooms, fire ring clean out when needed and campground trash clean up when needed. Visitor contact skills include giving directions, posted rule questions and surrounding area information. Weekly watering of the trees. This is a small rustic campround with no water. Busiest times are spring and fall. Total of 43 sites and 3 restrooms. Host site is located near the creek. *RV is required*
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: In exchange for their services, campground volunteers are provided a RV site and a monthly stipend.
Campground hosts needed from May through Ocotber 31. Duties may include campground clean up, simple painting, restroom cleaning, fire ring clean out, tree trimming, public contacts and other similar light maintenance. Campground has 49 sites with five restrooms. Busiest times are September and October. We ask for a minimum of a four month commitment, however a full season is most desirable. *RV is required*
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: RV campsite with water and sewage. A small monthly stipend.
• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • Weed/Invasive Species Control
Campground Hosts needed each season from mid April to the end of October (7months). Duties include cappground cleanup, restroom cleaning, fire ring clean out, public contacts and other similar light maintenance. Host site sits alone and overlooks the entire campground and Crowley Lake. Campground has a dump station and 47 sites with four restrooms. Busiest time is opening day (fishing opener) and 4th of July weekend. For photos please visit the website provided. *RV is required*
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: RV site with water and a great view of Crowley Lake.
• Campground Host • Conservation Education • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Host Duties: Hosts will serve as representative of the BLM. They will greet and provide information to visitors and help with campground management (register floaters and campers, provide information), light maintenance and upkeep.
Special Qualifications: Ninety-five percent of this job will involve meeting and conversing with visitors. Hosts must, therefore, be able to deal with the public in a friendly and courteous manner. Have a neat and clean appearance. Must have own self-contained camping unit. Be prepared to live in isolated area with gravel road access. Must possess a valid Drivers license.
Dates Needed: Volunteers are needed from Late May - Sept, this job will normally require 20-40 hours per week and requires work on weekends and holidays.
Work Environment: Hosts will be working outside at high altitudes (7500 ft. elevation) and be exposed to a variety of weather conditions (temperatures 50 - 85 degrees)
Pumphouse Campground is located approximately 13 miles southwest of Kremmling (located in northwest Colorado between Silverthorne and Steamboat Springs). Pumphouse is a float boat put-in point for private rafting, kayaking, and guided fishing trips on the upper segment of the Colorado River. Pumphouse has three large raft/kayak launch sites, 18 individual campsites, 2 group campsites, potable water, electricity, 12 vault toilets, RV hook-ups for hosts, and hiking trail heads. The BLM can possible provide a booster for a cell phone to get service (the booster works with some cell phones and not others). The sites is the most popular recreation site in the Upper Colorado River Special Recreation Management Area (70+ miles between Kremmling and Glenwood Canyon) and sees between 40,000 and 80,000 visitors between April and November. The majority of use is commercial float trips that arrive early in the day for full and half day float trips down the river. Pumphouse is located along the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway.
Radium Recreation Site/Campground is located approximately 6 miles downriver of Pumphouse Recreation Site (16 miles from Kremmling and 25 miles from Edwards or Eagle). Radium has two raft/kayak launch/take-out sites, 9 individual campsites, 2 group campsites, electricity, 7 vault toilets, changing rooms, RV hook-ups for hosts (no water), and a pay phone. A majority of the commercial raft trips take-out at this location and can see around 40,000 visitors betwen April and November. There is no water at this site.
State Bridge Boat Launch was bought by Eagle County Open Space in 2012 from a private owner. BLM manages the site for Eagle County mainly for river access. There is no campground at this site and one of the main duties for the host is to make sure people aren't camping here. There are two boat launch/take-outs, 2 vault toilets, non-potable water, electricty, and RV hook-ups for hosts (non-potatble water), free local call phone, and the ability for hosts to hook up and pay for their own land line. The main duties for the host are to keep facilities clean (toilets and trach removal), water trees, boat ramp monitoring/moving people along (the ramp is small and people tend to linger longer than necessary), and giving visitors information about the river. This is a unique site due to the fact that there is not a campground and there is a large music venue across the river (State Bridge Lodge). The music usually occurs two or three weekends a month from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They have a variety of music and it can be clearly heard where the host site is. Music usually lasts until 1:30 or 2am on Friday and Saturday nights and on Holiday weekends, Sunday nights as well. This site has become one of the busiest sites on the river with many commercial and private rafters/kayaks/stand up paddle boards and a lot of private tubers. State Bridge is located on Highway 131 about 18-22 miles from Edwards and/or Eagle. There is no cell service at this site.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: You provide an RV.
• Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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The intern will work on the Upper Colorado River Special Recreation Management Area (primarily Pumphouse to State Bridge, Class II-III) near Kremmling, Colorado. Kremmling is located within an hour of Summit County, Steamboat Springs, and Winter Park. The UCR SRMA is located in Grand and Eagle Counties in North Central Colorado. The SRMA is managed for river-related recreation opportunities, primarily rafting and fishing. An estimated 80,000 people visit the area each year. There are currently 55 commercial outfitters permitted to offer services to visitors (e.g. guided rafting, guided fishing, shuttle services). Historically 60 – 70% of the use has been commercial; however, trends suggest an increase in private use. Overall use (i.e. private and commercial use combined) has remained somewhat stable over the past ten years.
Due to the increase in private use, camping has increased along the river. Excess fire rings, trash, human waste, etc. have become an issue that many visitors have commented on. The intern would primarily be educating river users on Leave No Trace, river etiquette, explanations on groovers (portable toilets) and fire pans. This education would be done both at the launch site and contacting visitors along the river via a raft. The intern would also assist the two river rangers it their daily duties (counting/contacting commercial raft trips, cleaning restrooms, helping with volunteer groups, etc.). The intern would also assist in developing education materials such as web pages, school field trips materials, etc.
*Intern must be very confident in approaching and talking with people about subject matter. *It would be helpful to have experience rafting or kayaking on multi-day trips and Leave No Trace training *Ability to work in remote locations under a wide variety of weather conditions. *Ability to perform strenuous physical exertion including, but not limited to, hiking, lifting, carrying, bending, digging, biking, walking and standing. *Good swimming skills preferred. (May need to swim in swiftwater conditions.) *Ability to schedule and conduct routine maintenance and repairs of recreation sites and facilities. *Experience with the proper and safe use of hand and power tools and some basic knowledge of simple carpentry and construction. (Training is available.) *Ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicle. *Trailer towing experience preferred. (Training is available.) *Certification in basic First Aid and CPR. (Training is available.) *Good oral and written communication skills for contacts with the public and commercial outfitters to provide information concerning regulations and recreation opportunities, and to prepare reports and summaries.
Requirements: · Must be 18 years old as of June 6th, 2015 · US citizen · High school diploma or GED
Job Dates: From late May through late August (Eight week minimum required). Positions may be extended through September. This job will normally require 40 hours per week and days off will probably be Wednesday and Thursday.
Work Environment: Interns will be working outside at high altitudes (7500 ft. elevation) and be exposed to a variety of weather conditions (temperatures 50 - 85 degrees)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: Free housing in either a bunkhouse (8 bedroom, 5 bathroom house built in 2010 located in downtown Kremmling. Both single and double occupancy bedrooms. Full kitchen, laundry, storage, about 1 mile from BLM office) or a trailer with hook-ups at river recreation site.
• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
A volunteer camp host position is located at Elderberry Flat Campground, a small 11-site campground located approximately 40 miles northwest of Medford, OR on West Fork Evans Creek (go to www.or.blm.gov\or\resources\recreation\search and search for Elderberry) for more information about the site). Host duties include informing the public of rules and regulations, keeping records of campsite use and visitation, cleaning and stocking restrooms, light maintenance, and trash pickup. The campground is open from mid-March through mid-November, dependent on weather conditions. Starting and ending dates are very flexible, and shorter stays by several camp hosts throughout the summer are possible: if you need a place to stay for several weeks between jobs, this position may be a good fit. Volunteer duties will be 5 days a week, with duties needed especially on weekends and holidays when visitation is higher. Volunteers will be required to pass a background check. Reimbursement for some expenses will be provided, as well as firewood, propane, and drinking water. This campground is rustic (no water, electricity, or dump station) and in a remote area, located approximately a 20 minute drive to cell phone reception and a small gas station/restaurant/mini-mart in Sams Valley. The immediate area surrounding the campground is used by ATVs and 4WD enthusiasts. Volunteers must be comfortable living in a more primitive setting, and be able to communicate and interact with motorized recreationists. In return, you get a shady place next to the creek to spend the summer!
• Campground Host • Conservation Education • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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POSITION DESCRIPTION: Two Retired Couples wanted as RECREATION HOSTS for Dripping Springs Natural Area and Recreation Site. Dripping Springs Natural Area (DSNA) is located within the 2014 designated Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument. The natural area is 10 miles from Las Cruces, NM at the western base of the Organ Mountains at an elevation of 6,000 feet.
Las Cruces, NM has been listed in: 2014 Forbes "Top 25 Places to Retire" ; 2013 Best Boomer Towns "Best 21 Boomer Towns" ; 2012 AARP "Top 10 Great Sunny Places to Retire" ; 2012 Forbes/ Milken Institute "Top 25 Places to Retire" ; 2011 Sunset Magazine "20 Best Towns of the Future" ; 2011 Relocate America "Top 100 Cities to Live" ; 2010 Sunset Magazine "20 Best Towns of the Future"
The hosting couples will be provided a furnished residence at DSNA rent free with utilities and local phone service included. A washer and dryer are provided in another building, and shared with other Volunteers. A $12/ day reimbursement is provided to each Host on their scheduled working days. A government vehicle is furnished for official use and shared with other Dripping Springs Volunteers. Training, equipment, and materials are provided as necessary. A Host Couple works together as a team 3 days a week, and every other Wednesday.
The duties include: opening and closing gates and the visitor center; staffing the visitor center; ensuring compliance with area rules and fees; and light maintenance. The Dripping Springs Visitor Center is staffed with day volunteers to help the Hosts. Also, a cleaning crew emptys trashcans and cleans the bathrooms twice a week at the recreation site.
At least a 3 to 6 month commitment is required to apply.
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: The Organ Mountains have an arid climate with average annual rainfall between 8 to 12 inches. Rainfall varies yearly with greater precipitation at higher elevations. There are over 800 species of plants found in the Organ Mountains, and approximately 80 species of mammals, 185 species of birds, and 60 species of reptiles and amphibians. DSNA is approximately 2,850 acres in the Organ Mountains, and includes a visitor center, La Cueva Picnic Area, Dripping Springs, and 5 miles of hiking trails. DSNA is open for day use only to the public for recreation and educational activities such as hiking, picnicking, sightseeing, or studying nature and history.
MORE INFORMATION: www.lascruces.org, www.nm.blm.gov (recreation sites), www.desertusa.com (nm-organ mtns.)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Large furnished two bedroom house with fenced yard, or a one bedroom furnished apartment behind the Visitor Center.
• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Job/Project Description: As a volunteer you will assist the Elko District Office Outdoor Recreation Planners in performing visitor contacts and campground maintenance work at either Wilson, North Wildhorse or Tabor Creek Campgrounds. You will serve as a representative of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). As a host you will perform minor maintenance of campground facilities which includes cleaning and restocking restrooms, picking up litter, restocking fee envelopes at the fee stations, cleaning ashes and trash left in fire rings and barbeque pits and informing the visitors of the campground rules. You will also water trees and perform minor yard work in the host compound. You will be responsible for reading and recording road counter data and information related to visitor use. You will record and report accidents and incidents, which include illegal activities, vandalism, safety violations, etc., and notify Mike Setlock and/or BLM Dispatch as soon as possible. You will receive training on tools, equipment, fee collection, volunteer policy, safety, and camper satisfaction from the BLM before your volunteer engagement starts at the Elko District Office.
Time Commitment: A minimum commitment of one month (four-weeks) of hosting is expected from the volunteer for the months of May through October.
On Duty/Off Duty and Working Hours: Since all 3 of these campground are remote sites very minimal direct supervision is provided. You will be considered ON DUTY during the normal hours of 0800 until 1700 hours. You are not expected to work the entire period. Routine maintenance activities can generally be completed in 3 – 4 hours per day. You are not considered on duty during trips to town for groceries, mail, or time off. You will track work days on the volunteer hours log sheet provided. You shall not work more than 6 days in a 7 day period. A work week of 5 days is preferred. Days off should be scheduled during the middle of the week (Tuesday – Thursday) since the peak of visitor activity occurs from Friday to Monday.
Benefits: As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to gain insight into the BLM’s natural resource programs while gaining valuable customer service experience. All work will be performed at these locations in a beautiful, peaceful, and quiet outdoor setting. Fishing in the reservoirs is good and bird watching is excellent. As a volunteer you will meet interesting and friendly visitors. You will be eligible for an America the Beautiful Volunteer Pass after 250 hours of service.
Supervision: You will be supervised by the Tuscarora or Wells FO Outdoor Recreation Planner. You are expected to be able to work independently with minimal supervision once all required training is provided.
Work Environment:Wilson Reservoir is located approximately 90 miles north of Elko, NV on the Owyhee desert at an elevation of 5,300 feet. The campground is situated near the reservoir in an open sage-brush-grass setting. Summer temperatures range from high 90s to lows in 30s. Sunny dry days prevail, interspersed with periods of spectacular thunderstorms in the mid-summer months. This is a very remote location, so you should be self-sufficient. The nearest gas, groceries, and phone are located in Owyhee, over one-hour driving time. Emergency medical assistance can be summoned by the volunteer via dispatch. The nearest hospital is in Owyhee. Water is available at this site.
North Wildhorse Campground is located approximately 70 miles north of Elko on SR 225. The recreation site is located in the hills overlooking Wildhorse Reservoir. The campground has 18 developed sites, vault restrooms, and no potable water or electricity. The main activities seem to be fishing at the reservoir or Owyhee River, Off highway Vehicle (OHV) riding on nearby two-tracks, and hunting in the surrounding BLM or National Forest managed lands. The Nevada State Parks and Shoshone-Paiute tribe operant boating and camping facilities around the reservoir.
Tabor Creek Campground is located approximately 30 miles north-northwest of Wells; mostly on gravel roads. The campground has 14 campsites with tables, fire rings and vault toilets. No drinking water or electricity are available but the creek water can be boiled or purified. Area activities include camping, fishing, picnicking, mountain biking, hiking, wildlife observation and hunting.
Visitors to these sites are primarily anglers, boaters, OHV users and campers. The peak visitor use is from mid-May to mid-July. In addition to the campers many Elko/Wells residents drive to these sites on the weekends for picnic and fishing outings. Radios will be provided to each host for emergency situations. Cell phone service can be intermittent at all of these locations. Wilson Reservoir has potable water available and solar power for electricity. North Wildhorse and Tabor Creek have no water or electricity available.
Reimbursement: Full time volunteers (15-20 hours per week) on site are critical for the operation of these campgrounds, the safety of visitors, and protection of natural resources. You will be reimbursed for expenses at a rate of $20.00 (twenty dollars) per work day for a maximum of $100 per week for the days actually on duty. The volunteer will be reimbursed for mileage of their personal vehicle used in performing host duties at a rate of $.14 per mile as set by the Internal Revenue Service. The BLM will reimburse the volunteer for two round trips a month to Elko for supplies. You will also be provided with three propane tank refills for cooking over the course of this agreement. Reimbursement will be claimed monthly by the end of the month on Form (SF 1164) Claim for Incidental Expenses which will be provided.
Contact/Project Supervisor: Mike Setlock, Outdoor recreation Planner for Tuscarora Field Office at 775.753.0212 or Kristine Dedolph, Outdoor Recreation Planner for Wells Field Office at 775.753.0357.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: No housing available host must bring their own trailer.
?Interact with visitors. Greet them, provide information and ensure all their needs are met.
?Become familiar with the many recreational, natural and cultural resources of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, and share this knowledge during visitor contact.
?Monitor traffic at the boat ramp and help alleviate congestion when necessary.
?Water areas around vault toilets.
?Use riding lawn mower around personal trailer area and walking paths.
?Answer telephone and base station radio and provide information service.
?Keep the boat ramp and campground area free of litter.
?Clean and maintain vault toilets as necessary; sweep sidewalks.
?Provide emergency assistance as necessary.
?Post notices on bulletin boards as required.
?Organize maps and brochures; request new stock as needed.
?Wear BLM uniform.
?Check fire rings for unattended fires.
?Replace trash bags at main kiosk area.
?Be prepared to live in a very isolated area with minimal contact with BLM personnel.
?Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
?Must be able to deal with the public in courteous manner and present a professional image.
?Must be able to keep accurate site visitation records.
Dates Needed: Approximately from mid April – mid October.
Work Schedule: Four days a week. However, host is expected to provide visitor assistance seven days a week when on site.
Housing: Must be able to house him/herself in a self-contained camping unit. Water, electric, sewer and propane are provided at the site.
Reimbursement: To offset expense of working at a remote site, the host position will receive a fixed-rate of $34/day for a four-day work week. In addition the volunteer will receive $0.14 per mile for travel to and from home site to the BLM site. Propane is provided.
Location: James Kipp Recreation Area is located where US Highway 191 and the Fred Robinson Bridge cross the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River in the northeast portion of Fergus County, Montana. The communities of Roy, Landusky, Zortman, and Hayes are approximately 25 miles away and have limited facilities which include grocery store, gas station, and several eateries. The town of Lewistown is approximately 65 miles to the south of James Kipp and provides most services.
The BLM manages 149 miles of the Upper Missouri River along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail and is a popular destination for western history enthusiasts. James Kipp Recreation Area lays at the eastern boundary of the 149-mile UMNWSR and the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. It is entirely surrounded by the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and covers about 80 acres. The site’s remoteness and ease of access from US 191 make it a popular rest area for travelers and picnickers. It is also used by local rural farmers and ranchers as a place for family gatherings and relaxation. It has become a popular camping spot for paddle fishermen, warm water fishermen, big game and bird hunters, and elk viewers.
Work Environment: Duties require frequent exposure to a variety of weather conditions with temperature extremes from the low teens in early spring and fall to triple digit heat in mid-summer. Snowfall is not uncommon any time of the year. Host duties may also include fair amounts of walking, standing, bending, stooping and lifting of objects up to 40 pounds.
For more information please contact:
Mark Schaefer, Supervisory Outdoor Recreation Planner, (406) 622-4015 or Brian Woolf, Park Ranger, (406) 622-4005, Bureau of Land Management
P.O. Box 1389, Fort Benton, MT 59442
firstname.lastname@example.org or bwoolf@.blm.gov
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteer must possess own RV. Full hook-up site provided, Internet access and propane provided.
• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Duties: Host will serve as an official representative of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the Coal Banks Landing Campground. Specific duties the campground host will be expected to perform are: Staff Coal Banks Landing Visitor Contact Station. Collect registration and exit data from boaters. Interact with visitors. Greet, provide information and ensure their needs are met. Become familiar with the many recreational, natural and cultural resources of the Upper Missouri, and share this knowledge during visitor contact. Promote Leave No Trace Principles. Monitor traffic at the boat ramp and help alleviate congestion when/if necessary. Conduct daily communications check with Fort Benton River Management Station and maintain a daily log book of site activity. Monitor base station radio for message traffic from River Ranger patrols. Monitor site telephone and provide information service. Keep the boat ramp and campground free of litter. Monitor public water supply and conduct daily chlorine residual testing. Clean, stir and maintain vault toilets as necessary. Clean ashes out of fire rings and maintain BLM equipment, property and facilities. Provide emergency assistance as necessary and post notices on bulletin boards as required. Wear BLM uniform. Operate a government vehicle as needed. Special Qualifications: Be prepared to live in a very isolated area with gravel road access and minimal contact with BLM personnel. Must possess a valid state driver’s license. Must be able to interact with the public in a courteous manner and present a professional image. Must be able to keep accurate site visitation records. Work Schedule: Four days on and three days off each week. However, the host is expected to provide visitor assistance seven days a week, when on site, if contacted by the public, or when the public is present at the site. The contact station will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closely monitored throughout the remainder of the day. Housing: Must be able to house him/herself in a self-contained camping unit. Water, electric, septic and propane are provided at the site. Reimbursement: To off-set expense of working at a remote site, the host position will receive a fixed rate of $34/day for a four-day work week. In addition, to offset the cost of travel to and from their home site volunteers will receive .14 cents per mile. Location: Coal Banks Landing is located on the banks of the Missouri River approximately 12 miles south of Big Sandy, MT. (population 657) and approximately 36 miles northeast of Fort Benton, MT. (population 2,500). On a Montana highway map follow US Hwy 87 north from Great Falls, MT to mile marker 66.7 and take Gardiner Road east for 7 miles. Turn left on Virgelle Ferry road and travel north 1.5 miles to the campground. Limited facilities available in Big Sandy and Fort Benton include: grocery store, gas station, full service medical center, banking services, several eateries and three motels. The BLM manages 149 miles of the Upper Missouri River along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail and is a popular destination for western history enthusiasts. Coal Banks Landing (river mile 41.5) to Judith Landing (river mile 88.5) is the most popular stretch of the river for boating, thus making Judith Landing the busiest take-out site along the river. Visitors to this section of river can view/hike the white sandstone cliffs described in the journals of Lewis & Clark, visit other Corps of Discovery campsites and explore many other sites of cultural importance located along the river corridor. Work Environment: Duties require frequent exposure to a variety of weather conditions with temperature extremes from the low teens in early spring and fall to triple digit heat in mid-summer. Snowfall is not uncommon any time of the year. Host duties may also include fair amounts of walking, standing, bending, stooping and lifting of objects up to 40 pounds.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteer must possess own RV. Full hook-up site provided. Internet access and propane provided.
Explain rules and regulations such as the campground fee system.
Collect campground fees on a regular basis for remittance to rangers
Provide information on recreational opportunities in the Conservation Area and surrounding areas, attractions, activities, and weather conditions.
Provide information on local services such as gas, stores, showers, medical facilities.
Inform visitors of potential dangers in the Conservation Area with emphasis on heat related illnesses.
Perform stocking and cleaning of campground facilities, campsites and restrooms, report all maintenance problems to the Campground Manager.
Gather information on visitor use and keep the manager informed of problems in the campground.
Notify manager and/or law enforcement ranger about illegal activity or other emergencies. Must be able to handle stressful situations such as a medical emergency until responding units arrive.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Camp hosts must have the ability to work independently, be personable and neat in appearance, and enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Host should be moderately active and capable of walking the equivalent of several blocks on uneven terrain. Hosts must become knowledgeable about Conservation Area regulations and information commonly needed by visitors. Host must be knowledgeable about RV's and be able to attend to thier own vehicles. Work is primarily outdoors in a variety of weather conditions typical of southern Nevada. Hosts must posess a valid state driver's license, willing to submit to background investigation, and be willing to take required training.
This is a volunteer position that includes a meal reimbursement of $34 per person per day and requires a minimum time commitment of four days per week fromAugust 26, 2015 to June 2, 2016. We may consider for shorter periods but preference is for hosts who can commit to the entire season.
Duties include overseeing the daily use of the campground, assisting visitors, fee collections, cleaning and minor maintenance. Selected hosts must pass a background check. Hosts are provided their own RV camp space which has waste dump, water, and propane gas, and solar electricity with diesel backup. Individuals or couples may apply. A valid driver’s license is also essential, ability to drive a truck/ UTV/trailer preferred. Hosts must pass a Federal background check. Pets are OK but must be kept inside, leashed or caged.
Time Commitment: A minimum stay of 3 months and 32 hours per week. Preference will be given to applicants who wish to volunteer until the end of the season. An average of 4 days per week is generally required. Days off may be flexible and extended when arranged in advance. Weekends and Holidays are included in the schedule.
Benefits: Live in a campground of a beautiful National Conservation Area, meet lots of great people from around the world; electricity, propane, water, sewage, and garbage removal will be provided.
The Las Vegas entertainment community is a short distance from the campground including casinos, eating, movies, and other amenities. Hosts will be provided with volunteer uniforms and a park radio with charger, misc. supplies.
Meal reimbursement of $34/person/day for the days worked will be provided. You will need to supply your own living unit. A UTV or golf cart is available for use in the campground. Volunteer Hosts who receive a favorable evaluation may be eligible for nine month camp host position starting the following August/September.
Please contact Kathy August at 702-515-5361 or at email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a campground host. Please include three work references with your application.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Electricity, sewage, water, propane. Backup generator is the resposibility of the host.
• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Photo Courtesy of BLM
Roseburg Oregon BLM seek campground hosts for our Summer of 2016 season. The season goes from in late April until the end of October. We offer a covered full hook up site including propane, stipend, golf cart, washer/dryer, training, and all tools/equipment. We ask for daily restroom and campsite cleaning, litter pickup, and leaf blowing. BLM handles all money and computer work.
Roseburg BLM administers 7 top quality campgrounds, some of which feature reservable pavilions and camp spaces.
This season we have host openings at beautiful Susan Creek and Millpond campgrounds. One set of hosts at Millpond, and two sets at Susan Creek.
In Roseburg, you can climb a mountain, raft a river or catch a salmon in some of the most picturesque areas of the Pacific Northwest. It is a part of a water wonderland crowned by the world famous Umpqua River. The gentle climate creates limitless recreational opportunities among lush forests and cascading waterfalls. The lakes, rivers and reservoirs of Douglas County provide ample boating and fishing settings, especially on the beautiful North Umpqua, a river that's famous among anglers. The North Umpqua offers fishing opportunities for trout, salmon, bass, and is one of the world's only rivers with a native run of summer steelhead.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: We provide covered full hook up site, you provide RV
Position: Volunteer River Ranger Assistants perform compliance checks on permits and the equipment of private and commercial boaters at launch areas along the San Juan River; provide interpretive and resource protection information to boaters; accompany river rangers on rafting patrols; assist with campsite inventory and monitoring; perform clean-up and light maintenance along the river and at launch areas; perform vehicle shuttles, and assist rangers in managing the campground at Sand Island.
Skills & Requirements: Communications skills; good physical condition; ability to work outdoors in hot weather; valid driver’s license and good driving record; ability to tow a trailer; and some river boating experience.
Term: Flexible, March through September. A minimum, six week commitment is preferred (5 days, 40 hours per week).
Compensation: Reimbursement, training, and housing.
Housing Availablity: Shared housing is provided at Sand Island in a 3 bedroom modular home, with private bedrooms; and a shared kitchen, common area and bathroom.