• Archaeology • Botany • Construction/Maintenance • Computers • Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Minerals/Geology • Office/Clerical • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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We need your help at the Gladie Visitor Center in the picturesque Red River Gorge National Geological Area of the Daniel Boone National Forest near Slade, Kentucky to staff the Center Information Desk. This area is a favorite destination for hikers, rock climbers, river floaters, nature enthusiasts and scenic viewers of all ages.
Greeting the public, in a polite and positive manner
Answering questions and providing accurate information about the Red River Gorge, its recreation opportunities including camping, backpacking, wilderness area, etc.
Answering the phone, and providing accurate and professional information about recreation opportunities, rules and regulations.
Ensuring brochure rack is fully stocked with brochures and maps.
Assisting with education and interpretation programs and special events.
Occassional light cleaning of restroom and center,
This is a wonderful opportunity to visit and live in one of the most unique areas of the Daniel Boone National Forest . The Red River Gorge is known for its abundant natural stone arches, unusual rock formations, and spectacular sandstone cliffs. It is home to White-haired Goldenrod, a plant which grows nowhere else in the world. Birds, deer, foxes and other animals can be seen regularly in the area. We can provide a campsite with electric, water and sewer hookup. Miles of hiking trails provide excellent discovery opportunities. The physical address of the Visitor Center is at 3451 Sky Bridge Road on Hwy 715, appx. 1/2 hr. drive East from Stanton KY. The closest small town is Slade, KY, about 15 min from Gladie.
Flexible and positive attitude
Must like people - outgoing personality
Willingness to do a variety of jobs and multitask
Basic map reading
Required work hours: Min.32 per week and will include weekends.
Start date appx Aug - end date Oct/November, 2015
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: The campsite at the Gladie Center is available for volunteers to occupy full-time in exchange for at least four days of volunteer work each week. The campsite is located on the Gladie Historic Site overlooking a 19th century cabin. Water, electric, and septic hook-ups are available for RVs. A picnic table and fire ring are also available on site. Smaller RV's preferred due to tight access. Depending on time frame/duration/availability there may be housing available in Stanton, KY.
• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Campground host duties include campground maintenance, making minor repairs and visitor services.
Incidental expenses are negotiable upon availibility of funds. We prefer a couple but will consider an individual.
Koomer Ridge Campground is located in the Red River Gorge National Geological Area on Cumberland District of the Daniel Boone National Forest. This campground features semi-primitive camping in a shady forest setting and provides access to trails in the Gorge. 54 sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with no reservations accepted. It is approximately 5 miles to Slade Kentucky.
The Host site at the campground offers full hook-ups. The campground bathhouse closes in mid October. Duration of Host position is negotiable - we are ideally looking for a host for appoximately 2 months minimum, although a lengthier commitment is possible.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Host site at Campground, full hook-ups. Campground bathhouse closes in mid Oct. Duration of Host position is negotiable - ideally looking for host for appx. two months starting late Fall 2015.
This campground has 60 sites with a boat launch. Occasionally reaches capacity on the weekends and receives heavy day use due to its proximity to Lemolo Lake Resort.
The host site has full hook-ups and is located on Lemolo Lake. There is limited cell service and an emergency phone is available at nearby Lemolo Lake or Diamond Lake Resorts. It is centrally located to either Bend, Medford, Klamath Falls, or Roseburg, OR for full service amenities. Limited supplies can be purchased at Diamond Lake Resort.
Host duties include meeting and greeting the public and answering questions about the campground, area, and recreation opportunities. Cleaning campsites, fire pits, picnic tables, and grills. Restock toilet paper and fee envelopes and picking up litter. Must be able to bend, lift and walk short distances. The use of tools such as rakes, shovels, brooms, and power tools such as drills, leaf blowers, and weed eaters is required. Strong customer service skills a must.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Host site with full hook-ups.
• Campground Host • Visitor Information
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The Magazine Ranger District is seeking a CAMPGROUND HOST at Spring Lake Recreation Area. The Ranger District is located in the Arkansas River Valley on the western edge of the Ozark National Forest. This area is known for its beautiful, natural scenery, sandstone bluffs, flowing streams, lakes and pristine landscapes. The 82-acre Spring Lake is a favorite area for water sports such as swimming and fishing. Beautiful hardwood forest surrounds the lake.
Provide friendly service and recreational information to campers, hikers, bicyclers, anglers and day-use visitors.
Explain the campground regulations and the reasons for them.
Be available to serve Thursday through Mondays and all holidays.
Take recreational data by walking the camping loops, day use area, and other facilities at least twice a day.
Some litter pick-up.
Daily restroom/shower cleaning in all picnic/day-use/campground areas.
Other responsibilities may include mowing/trimming, site clean-up, and other minor site maintenance.
Hosts are provided with a recreational vehicle (RV) space including full hook-ups for their RV (50 amp). Host may receive reimbursement for allowable expenses.
To get to Spring Lake Recreation Area, take Arkansas 27 southwest from Dardanelle for 9 miles, then right (west) on Arkansas 307 (paved) 3 miles to Forest Service Road 1602 (gravel) continuing on 4 miles to Spring Lake, take Arkansas 307 north from Belleville for 4 miles to Forest Service Road 1602 (gravel), continue on 1602 for 3 miles, Negotiable by camping trailer rigs.
For more information on this opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-963-3076
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: New RV Pad, septic, water, 50 amp service and phone. Volunteer must provide own RV or trailer.
Campground Hosts serve as Forest Service “eyes and ears” in designated day-use recreation sites where camping is permitted in a high-use urban forest setting. Hosts are assigned a camping area where they perform a variety of host duties. One of the most important tasks is to greet forest visitors with pertinent local information and reminders of Forest Service rules and regulations. Hosts also inform the public about camper safety, answer questions related to local recreational opportunities, and report any compliance or maintenance problems to appropriate Forest Service personnel.
The ability to keep a daily log of overnight visitors and conduct light maintenance, such as monitoring restrooms, picking up ground litter, general painting, and tree trimming/vegetation control is required of all host positions. Volunteers are not to act in a law enforcement capacity.
Be a U.S. citizen and provide a permanent mailing address.
Pass a background check and possess a valid state driver’s license.
Volunteer 24 hours weekly, including weekends when use of the recreation sites is at peak, and commit to 60 days consecutive service as a host.
Provide your own personal camping accommodations maintained to be welcoming and approachable by the public.
Be able to be self-sustained in a dry camping environment.
Be in good physical condition and have a positive and helpful attitude.
Be able to work safely without daily supervision.
Be prepared to work under varied conditions, including inclement weather.
Represent the Forest Service to the public in a respectful manner.
Duties and Responsibilities
Hosts represent the Forest Service as “eyes and ears” in designated recreation sites in a high-use forest setting and report any questionable or illegal activity to the immediate supervisor.
Hosts greet forest visitors with pertinent local information and reminders of Forest Service camping rules and regulations.
Hosts are required to keep a daily log while on duty.
Hosts are expected to encourage fee compliance and relay fee information to campers.
Hosts are expected to be able to conduct light maintenance activities, such as cleaning restrooms, picking up ground litter, general painting, and conduct tree trimming and other vegetation control measures to promote an enjoyable recreation experience.
Hosts recognize and remove hazards which can be considered unsafe for visitors or notify immediate supervisor of liability concerns.
Hosts maintain a positive and helpful attitude towards forest visitors and other volunteers that you may be assigned to work with.
Hosts accept full responsibility for personal actions and any inappropriate behavior unbecoming to a Forest Service volunteer.
Hosts set a positive example to other forest visitors by keeping a clean and presentable campsite and encouraging common courtesy throughout the campground.
As a Campground Host, you will be looked upon by the visiting public as the first person they will consider for information regarding the area and their National Forest. The Volunteer Campground Host Program is an integral part of the district recreation program in providing quality experience and safe environment to the visiting public. Campground Hosts, as with all Forest Service employees, have the responsibility of representing the Forest Service in carrying out the mission “Caring for the Land and Serving people”.
Campground fees shall be waived for each host with an active volunteer agreement. Utilities are not available in the camping area; however, site host will be provided propane and a location to obtain water supply. Forest Service key, hat, and vest may be provided (if required) along with any tools and supplies necessary for maintenance of the campground. All property and maintenance equipment checked-out to volunteers shall be adequately secured when not in use and returned to the program manager at the end of the camping season on or before May 31st.
Campground Hosts are by NO means law enforcement officers and will NOT confront forest visitors as such. There is nothing in your duties as Campground Host worth jeopardizing your safety. If you, as a host, recognize a minor violation then you are encouraged to point it out in a helpful and informative manner to the person in violation. Hosts are NOT to involve themselves in an argument or antagonize the person or persons in violation. In all situations where the likelihood of confrontation is elevated, please contact Forest Service personnel or law enforcement to take appropriate action. In cases where a host chooses to come in contact with a visitor, it should be no more than a friendly encounter. The potential for hosts to be involved in an unfriendly situation or serious conflict does exist, especially in high-use urban forest settings. This is why we cannot overemphasize your personal safety.
Volunteers will be briefed on relevant Forest Service policies and will be included in formal and other specialized training sessions (when available) at the district office. Volunteers must attend all mandatory safety trainings related to their volunteer position.
24 hours of volunteer work per week, including weekends, during a contiguous 60-day commitment.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: No electric hookups on-site
Limited cell phone coverage in the area (may require external cell phone antenna); radio will be issued from Forest Service
Campground host for the period of: July 13, 2015 to September 5, 2015. As a campground host you will provide service 5 days a week and have 2 days off. Your service week will be: Thursday through Monday with Tuesday and Wednesday off. The campground has a campground host site with a potable water tank, waste tank, electricity, covered shelter with table, grill and firering. Campground hosts may receive reimbursement for allowable expenses. The District provides an electric cart for use. Host(s) must have good people skills, be responsible and neat in appearance. The Host(s) must be physically able to perform such tasks as raking, shoveling, mopping and sweeping, performing minor maintenance. 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. Your duties will be: Make a minimum of two rounds of the campground through-out the day and evening hours (during your rounds check for Fee Compliance); Be visible and available for campers (take time to walk the campground and be sociable and courteous to all guests); Keep campers informed of current and changing rules and regulations; Assist with keeping dumpster area, restrooms,grills/firerings, camp sites clean and assist disabled persons; Contact the Jemez Ranger District (829-3535) regarding law enforcement problems; or call 911. Report any health or safety hazards (e.g. broken tables, grills, damage to restrooms etc.) to the Recreation staff; Report any injuries within 24 hours to your Supervisor.
We need campground Hosts at two locations: Redondo Campground on the Jemez Ranger District and Clear Creek Campground on the Cuba Ranger District. Please call Phyllis at 575-829-3535 if you are interested in either location.
• Botany • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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The Lee Ranger District of the George Washington National Forest is looking for a volunteer gardener to tend gardens and to assist with interpreting the native landscaping around the Lee Ranger District office in Edinburg, VA. Call (540) 984-4101 for details. Work may include renewing existing flower gardens and helping establish larger perennial bed in the rear entrance. mulch as needed; edge and weed borders and beds, watering flowers during times of drought, deadheading spent flowers, and removing dead annuals in fall. This work is seasonal and requires 4-8/week.
The Lee Ranger District is looking for Campground hosts Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area beginning May 1, 2014. We ask for a one month commitment. Elizabeth Furnace is a popular recreation area. It has 30 camping sites, 2 interpretative trails that describe the turn-of-the-century iron industry, a log cabin visitor center/interpretive association outlet and a large day-use area. Hikers and fishermen frequent this area. Elizabeth Furnace is located at the northern end of the Massanutten Mountain near Front Royal. We ask our Hosts to spend a minimum of one month at this facility. Host sites have full hook-ups. Campground Host Duties: Provide visitor information, welcome visitors and assist them in checking into their sites, clean restrooms as needed, open and close the area gate each day, perform minor maintenance, and perform misc. projects as necessary. Campground Hosts are asked to work five days a week for a total of approximately 25-30 hours as week. Hosts are given two days off in a row to enjoy the area and to relax. Duties can vary depending on individual preferences and abilities and are agreed to in writing prior to the Host's arrival. Forest Service campgrounds on the Lee District offer campground hosts electric, water, sewer and telephone hookups. (You must bring your own telephone and make only local calls.) Also available are flush toilets with hot-water showers, parking spurs that can accommodate RV's up to approximately 36 feet and a sewage dump station. Volunteer Provisions Volunteer will provide all proper footwear, other gear and food.
• Campground Host • Conservation Education • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Ponderosa Pine Forest, Cool Pines! Knoll Lake Campground is a recently renovated campground that is located by Knoll Lake. Attractions: Fishing, boating, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photography. Facilities: 33 single unit sites, fire rings, and cooking grills, drinking water, toilets (vault type). Boat ramp at lake. Small daily reimbursement available.
Duties of a Host: Hosts represent the Forest Service in public contacts with visitors by giving directions, explaining rules and regulations, answering questions, providing information, and giving interpretive programs. They report vandalism and other problems to Forest Service personnel. They also perform minor maintenance, rake sites, clean fire rings and picnic tables, pick up litter, inspect the campground or recreation facility, monitor sign boards, clean and stock restrooms, keep records, monitor area use, and occasionally fill out forms.
A Host must work well with people, be personable, neat in appearance, and behave in a manner appropriate to the workplace. They may be required to be on site six days per week, especially on weekends and heavy use holidays.
Hosts are NOT responsible for collecting fees from campers or visitors. The work of a Host involves walking, raking, shoveling, mopping, sweeping, and working outside in a variety of weather conditions. This may include standing, bending, twisting, carrying, and lifting.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Host site: nice spacious graveled area with driveway and picnic table, sewer hookup, water and propane provided. Some bring their own generator, solar panels and shade covers.
Volunteer will take care of daily cleaning and light maintenance of five campgrounds and two rest areas in the Cape Horn area. The volunteer will also provide information to the visiting public; answering questions about the area and the campgrounds.There will be some patrol and public contact for special events on the Forest also. This is one position. Housing is available at the Guard Station for this area or there is a trailer pad with sewer and electrical.
Reimbursement of expenses at $28 per day is also included. A vehicle is provided during working hours as well as all tools and supplies needed for the job. Work clothes and articles such as boots and leather gloves are not provided
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: Housing is available at the Guard Station for this area or there is a trailer pad with sewer and electrical.
• Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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Cradle of Forestry in America Historic Site
Pisgah Forest, NC
Currently seeking hosts for the end of the 2015 (7/15 to 11/15) and entire 2016 Season
Season: Early April to early November (16 week tour minimum)
Compensation: FHU, WI-FI, Host Community Bldg.
Job Duties: Guest Information & Gift Shop Services, Caretaking & Landscaping Services,
The Cradle of Forestry in America Historic Site (Cradle of Forestry) is the birthplace of science-based forest management and a living legacy made possible by George and Edith Vanderbilt of the nearby Biltmore Estate. Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, this 6500 acre historic site was created by Congress in 1968 to “preserve, develop, and make available to this and future generations the birthplace of forestry and forestry education in America.”
The Cradle of Forestry is located in the Pisgah National Forest, approximately 12 miles from Brevard NC and is operated by the non-profit Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretative Association in partnership with the US Forest Service. The site is open to visitors from mid-April to early November.
Hosts are a vital part of helping visitors explore the past, present, and future of environmental sustainability and stewardship through paved interpretive trails, interactive exhibits, film, music, drama, guided tours, nature programs, craft demonstrations, and special events. A sustainably designed Forest Discovery Center with its gift shop and café welcomes visitors to the historic structures and a relaxing walk through the woods or neighboring Pink Beds Valley.
In addition to providing quality customer service, host duties may include opening and closing facilities, greeting visitors, collecting entrance fees, running the gift shop, caretaking grounds and facilities, and assisting with a variety of educational and historical programs and special events. Hosts are on duty approximately 24 hours per week. If staffing levels allow, hosts may be assigned a preferred focus area, including Guest Information & Gift Shop Services, Caretaking & Landscaping Services, or Interpretive Services.
A Criminal Background Check is required with a 16 week (1st or 2nd session) or a 32 week commitment (full season). For more information about hosting at the Cradle of Forestry, please contact our Recruiting Coordinator Shirley Arrowood @ 828-884-5713 x201 or visit www.cfaia.org to apply online.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: 50 amp breakers, full hookup for units up to 42 feet w/slide. On site laudry facility and limited wireless internet.
UPDATE: UNTIL JULY 13, 2015, please contact Dave Skinner at email@example.com for information about this volunteer opportunity.
Cave Springs Recreation Area contains a swimming pond, campground, and trails. Our volunteer campground host would serve the visitors by assuring fee payment, answering questions, providing directions, offering help in time of emergency by calling our Law Enforcement Officer, performing light maintenance (example: litter pick-up, cleaning bathrooms, camp-pads, and fire-rings and grills, and mowing). The Clinch Ranger District has a full-time Recreation Technician who would work directly with the volunteer campground host, and all tools, personal protective gear and supplies are provided by the Forest Service.
The campground has both electric and non-electric sites; water is available at the host site and scattered throughout the campground in hydrants. Sewer is not available at the host site; sewage must be taken to the dump station in the campground. There are three bathhouses with showers and flush toilets.
The day-use area has a swimming beach and pond for public use. The Stone Mountain Wilderness Area trailhead parking is in the Cave Springs Rec Area.
The trail from Cave Springs Rec Area to Stone Mountain Wilderness Area goes from the Rec Area for about 3 miles, up to the ridge of Stone Mountain, and continues on the Stone Mountain Trail to Roaring Branch, about 11 miles farther along to the northeast, or to the Wilderness Area. The Wilderness Area is north of Cave Springs Rec Area, on the north slope of Stone Mountain.
There is a land-line telephone at the camp host site, and cell service is fairly reliable in the area as well. The area is not remote, but is about 10 miles from the closest town. Cave Springs is a popular of the Clinch Ranger District recreation area, so our volunteer host would have plenty of friendly company! Volunteers hosts are welcome to arrive ahead of time in order to settle in and get acquainted.
The volunteer host would be available to the public from June 9 through September 15, with time allowed each week for personal business such as grocery shopping or laundry. The busiest times are the weekends, particularly holiday weekends. Applicants will be subject to a background check.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteer host must provide their own RV/camper. Host site has water, electricity and land-line telephone.
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General Comments about Uwharrie National Forest: The Uwharrie National Forest is in the Central Piedmont Region of North Carolina. Located on the eastern shore of Badin Lake, a 5,350 acre lake, offers many opportunities for boating, kayaking and canoeing, fishing, bird watching, swimming and just relaxing. The Uwharrie National Forest is rich in historic and pre-historic sites, hardwood and pine forests, rolling hills and rocky terrain. The Uwharrie River offers kayaking and canoeing opportunities for everyone to enjoy. Within the Badin Lake Recreation Area you will find a boat ramp on Badin Lake, King's Mountain Point Day Use Area, several developed campgrounds, equestrian, mt. bike, hike, and motorized trails, and a shooting range.
General Comments about Arrowhead Campground: RV and Tent Camping are allowed. There is one bathhouse for whole campground, both electric and non-electric campsites are available, the campground is open all year. The campground also has a dump station for the campers to use. Facility cleaning, mowing, and trash removal provided by a contractor. The Cove Boat Ramp on Badin Lake is adjacent to the campground.
Campground Services Provided to Host: Host Campsite with power, land line phone service, sewer and water hookup, storage shed, Volunteer Vest and Hat. Fee envelopes, reservation signs, gloves, cleaning supplies, etc. supplied by the Forest Service. This is a volunteer position.
Provide information and assistance to campers and monitor campground and enforce campground rules. Help with plumbing and electrical issues (general issues) until Forest Service or repair person can get to the campground.
Assisting visitors in understanding campground fees and visitor regulations in a friendly and courteous manner.
Observing the condition of campground facilities and reporting items needing attention/maintenance to the Forest Service.
Incidental restocking toilet paper in restrooms and incidental cleaning of restrooms, as necessary.
Performing incidental general cleanup of campsites, fire rings, & grills after visitors leave.
Post campsite reservations as provided by Reserve America or the District Office.
Being present in the campground that will primarily include coverage on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Inform the District Office when you will not be available as host, so they can get coverage as needed.
Remove litter and debris from the Badin Lake Trail at least twice a month, starting at the Cove Boat Ramp point on the trail and ending at eastern edge of the Arrowhead Campground and remove litter on the paved paths within the campground (approximately 0.75 mile).
Help out with volunteer sign-up and signing out of tools on volunteer work days. Keeping track of the tools that are used by the volunteers that are stored in the shed at host site.
Position Availability: Year-Round
Position Duration: Minimum 6 months but would like a year-round host.
Other: The Uwharrie National Forest is located in Troy, NC and is approximately 1.5 hours from Charlotte, 1 hour from Greensboro, 1.5 hours from Winston-Salem, and 2 hours from Raleigh/Durham. The Arrowhead Campground is approximately 20 mins. north of Troy, NC.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Host site is a RV site with power, water & sewer, and phone hook-up and a storage shed. Hosts must provide their own RV/Trailer. Campground is open year-round.
• Conservation Education • Other • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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October 1, 2015: Host couple is needed to staff the Visitor Center at the spectacular Cape Perpetua Scenic Area in the Siuslaw National Forest. We are seeking a host couple to represent the U.S. Forest Service and connect the public to the unique natural and cultural wonders of the Scenic Area. This is a fun, rewarding job which allows creativity, flexibility and opportunities for personal growth.
Meet visitors from around the world as you together with a dedicated team of local volunteers, hosts, and FS staff with variety of backgrounds and experience levels. Training will be provided from resource experts and interpreters, and you will also have chances to join FS personnel in the field.
Hosts are asked to work at least 3-4 days each week with sometimes variable hours. The Host’s main duty will be to staff the front desk of the Visitor Center. We need people who enjoy providing excellent customer service and who enjoy learning about the natural and cultural features of this Forest. Hosts will also be able to rove the trails to contact visitors, lead interpretive programs, and work on independent and team projects.
We offer a site for a RV right on site Cape Perpetua. Hookups include water, sewer, 30 amp electrical and reimbursements for propane usage. There is a washer/drier on site and wireless internet service.
The Cape Perpetua Scenic Area has 26 miles of hiking trails, magnificent old-growth coastal rainforests, wilderness areas, rocky shore tide-pools, beaches, and an off-shore Marine Reserve. Nearby are the small coastal towns of Waldport and Yachats, “Gem of the Oregon Coast. This is a very desirable spot and a fun and rewarding job! Please visit the Cape Perpetua portion of the Siuslaw National Forest web site for photos and information (http://www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw) or go to “Discover Cape Perpetua” and “Discover Siuslaw National Forest” on Facebook. Thanks for your interest!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: We offer a site for a RV right on site Cape Perpetua. Hookups include water, sewer, 30 amp electrical and reimbursements for propane usage. There is a washer/drier on site and wireless internet service.
• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Mid-July thru September 30, 2015 (possibly longer): Host couple is needed to staff the Visitor Center at the spectacular Cape Perpetua Scenic Area in the Siuslaw National Forest. We are seeking a host couple to represent the U.S. Forest Service and connect the public to the unique natural and cultural wonders of the Scenic Area. This is a fun, rewarding job which allows creativity, flexibility and opportunities for personal growth.
Summer is an exciting time on the Oregon Coast when you will meet visitors from around the world. You will work together with a dedicated team of local volunteers, hosts, and FS staff with variety of different backgrounds and experience levels. Training will be provided from resource experts and interpreters, and you will also have chances to join FS personnel in the field.
Hosts are asked to work at least 3-4 days each week with sometimes variable hours. The host’s main duty will be to staff the front desk of the visitor center. We need people who enjoy providing excellent customer service and who enjoy learning about the natural and cultural features of this forest. Hosts will also be able to rove the trails to contact visitors, lead interpretive programs, and work on independent and team projects.
We offer a site for a RV site at the Cape Perpetua Campground along a quiet stream in an old growth forest setting. Hookups include water, sewer, 30 amp electrical. There is a washer/drier and wireless internet service available at Cape Perpetua.
The Cape Perpetua Scenic Area has 26 miles of hiking trails, magnificent old-growth coastal rainforests, wilderness areas, rocky shore tide-pools, beaches, and an off-shore Marine Reserve. Nearby are the small coastal towns of Yachats Waldport. Please visit the Cape Perpetua portion of the Siuslaw National Forest web site for photos and information (http://www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw) or go to “Discover Cape Perpetua” and “Discover Siuslaw National Forest” on Facebook. Please contact coordinator for details. Thanks for your interest!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: We offer a site for a RV site at the Cape Perpetua Campground along a quiet stream in an old growth forest setting. Hookups include water, sewer, 30 amp electrical. There is a washer/drier and wireless internet service available at Cape Perpetua.
Campground hosts are needed at Little Grass Valley Reservoir, which is located approximately three miles north of La Porte, California on the Plumas National Forest in the beautiful northern Sierra Nevada mountains. The recreation complex consists of 8 family campgrounds around the reservoir. The Feather River Ranger District is recruiting volunteer campground hosts for several of these campgrounds.
Volunteer campground hosts are frontline representatives of the Forest Service. Hosts are essential to our recreation program, helping provide enjoyable camping experiences. Duties include welcoming visitors, posting daily reservations, educating the public about the local area and regulations such as fire safety and quiet hours, monitoring fee compliance, and some minor maintenance, such as raking or servicing restrooms as needed. Hosts assist Forest Service staff with customer service and overall care of the campgrounds and day use areas.
Hosts must be neat in appearance, respectful, and have good people skills. Typical work schedules include weekends and holidays. The season extends from mid-May through September or October, depending on weather conditions.
Little Grass Valley Recreation Area offers visitor opportunities for many recreation experiences. Three boat launch ramps provide access to the water for fishing, water-skiing, sailing, or simply touring on boats. There is a wheelchair accessible fishing ramp at the dam. Two swim beaches provide excellent swimming and picnicking opportunities. The Lakeshore Trail (13 miles) winds around the entire lake and is open for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. Visitors may also enjoy watching wildlife or exploring nearby historic gold mining towns.
The Plumas National Forest encompasses over a million acres of tree-covered mountains, filled with hundreds of high alpine lakes and thousands of miles of clear running streams. Elevations range from 3,000 to 8,000 feet. The area has four seasons with warm to hot days and warm to cool nights in the summer, and periodic snowstorms in the winter. Average annual precipitation is about 35~40 inches a year. Year-round, the county population is approximately 25,000. Within a half-day's drive or less are Lake Tahoe, Reno, Sacramento, Susanville, San Francisco, Redding, Chico, California coast, Lake Shasta, Lassen Volcanic National Park and a vast variety of activities and opportunities. Popular activities within Plumas County and the Plumas National Forest include hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, boating, white water rafting, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and wildlife viewing.
• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Visitor Information Assistant: Provide interpretation, orientation and information services to culturally diverse visitors and groups encountered while staffing the El Portal Visitor Center information desk, the Palo Colorado Center information desk or when doing roving duties around recreation areas. El Portal Visitor Center is a popular location for visitors, and houses an open theatre cycling a 15-minute movie in English and Spanish highlighting the history and wonders of the Forest.
Opportunity Description: The primary responsibility is to provide general recreation and other information of interest about the Forest to culturally diverse visitors to enhance the quality of their visit to El Yunque. Providing Excellent Customer Service in a consistent manner is a must. (Basic training will be provided to volunteer previous to allowing exhange with visitors. Ongoing training will continue while on the position).
Be available for general information services at least 6 hours a day.
Perform limited store operation duties such as: operating cash register, processing cash/credit cards/checks, merchandising and inventory.
Requirements and skills:
Strong communication skills; ability to communicate clearly (public and interpersonal).
Scientific background a plus.
Experience in working with culturally and economically diverse people.
Bilingual skills ( English and Spanish).
Valid driver’s license.
Able to serve outdoors in varying weather in steep and uneven terrain.
Schedule: Hours are 9 am-4 pm weekdays, weekends and holidays. Closed December 25 annually. Time commitment must be at least 6 hours a day, and a long term commitment (over 2 months) is required.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: No housing is available.
Overview: This project will provide support to the Special Uses Program within the Visitor Services and Enjoyment Management Unit. Duties: Clerical. Organize and file a variety of Special Uses and Permits operating documents. This will occur in an office setting. The volunteer should expect to sit or stand for extended periods.
Training: The information and guidance necessary to perform all the duties will be provided to the volunteer, along with office safety information.
Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired: Good organizational skills, attention to detail and fluency in verbal and written English.
Location: El Portal Rain Forest Center, the main visitor center provide visitors with a short interpretive trail, which portrays a photo exhibit. The center also offers the opportunity to walk over the forest canopy through the Elevated Walkway. Discover the wonders of Tropical Forests and El Yunque in the displays found in the first level and in second level (Understanding the Forest, Connections, and Managing for the Future). A short movie in high definition titled: A Journey into a Tropical Rain Forest is presented in the theater daily. In addition to the above, the Forest Recreational Areas offer different experiences to our visitors.
Schedule and Time Commitment: At least 4 hours daily, preferable on weekdays. Minimum of 80 hours continuos commitment. Dates of service are negotiable.
Housing: Housing and/or RV sites are not available for this position.
• Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Position: Cradle Caretaker
Ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently.
Possess strong customer service skills
Provide facility and grounds surveillance during periods outside normal operating hours and communicate with FS LE&I personnel on any occurrence of observed suspicious activities
Ability to communicate effectively with FS & CFAIA personnel about safe and attractive operation of all grounds, facilities, historic buildings/collections, and equipment.
Ability to professionally interact with the public and convey a positive image for the Cradle.
Provide support to educational programming and living history demonstrations
Ability to assist with coordination of several projects simultaneously within a strict time frame.
Basic knowledge of Appalachian culture and ability to properly maintain historic resources.
Ability to supervise seasonal and volunteer maintenance activities
Ability to walk up to three (3) miles daily and lift thirty (30) lbs.
Responsible to: USFS - Pisgah Ranger District
Purpose of Job: To ensure the safe operation and maintenance of all grounds, facilities, historic resources, and equipment located within the boundary of the Cradle of Forestry in America (including Pink Beds, Wolf Ford Horse Camp, etc.) The position will also assist with educational and interpretive activities conducted within the site.
Conduct routine inspection and maintenance of grounds, facilities, and historic buildings, which mayinclude:
mowing, weed-eating, leaf blowing, brushing.
bathroom cleaning, painting, identifying and correcting hazards, removing graffiti, washing/treating wooden signs, tables, and boardwalks.
emptying recycling containers and collecting trash from receptacles and grounds.
coordinating minor and major repairs
performing any duties required to maintain operational integrity
Assistance with training, coordination, and supervision of seasonal caretaker hosts, including inspections, maintenance, and special event day logistics (e.g. parking, vendor/crafter shuttle, etc.)
Maintenance of vehicular access, parking lots, and walkways free of vegetation and pot holes.
Accurate and timely record keeping and reporting procedures related to the grounds, facilities, historical resources, and equipment.
Operate UTV, fleet, and FS equipment in accordance with established safety protocols (JHA’s, certifications, rules, regulations etc.)
Performing duties associated with Pink Beds Shelter Reservations
Participation in regular meetings with CFAIA staff and USFS representatives
Assistance with opening and closing of grounds, facilities, and historic buildings
Provide for after-hours contact for emergency notifications and liaison for Cradle Manager and hosts
Conduct campus inspections in off season and in response to storm events or natural disasters
Serves as primary on-site liaison for activities and events conducted at Cradle facilities in the off season.
Year round use of Caretaker’s house; use of Community Building if not reserved for CFAIA and/or USFS activities; water and electricity included.
This is a volunteer opportunity that will require a 1-year minimum commitment (could be annually extended to a maximum of 3 years of service). It is expected that caretaker responsibilities will range from 4 to 5 days /week in the operating season. Off-season duties will range from 2 to 5 days /week depending on schedule of activities.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: The caretaker house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 1400 sq. ft. built in 1976. It has washer/dryer, refrigerator, stove, and fireplace. The building is unfurnished.
• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Be a campground host on the Taos Canyon of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, five minutes away from the historic Taos Plaza. The successful applicant will provide information to visitors regarding resources, campground fees, leave no trace ethics, and pack in / pack out trash service. You will also engage in minor recreation site cleaning, including fire rings and toilets.
The adjacent Rio Fernando de Taos provides opportunities for fishing. Nearby recreation opportunities include awesome hiking, bicycling, motorized recreation, kayaking, white water rafting and the culture and arts of Northern New Mexico.
These campgrounds are designed for tent camping but a smaller trailer about 16 to 20 feet can fit in some of the sites depending on the skill of the driver. Although water and trash service are not provided to the public, arrangements can be made for the campground host to obtain these services. The toilet facilities on site are vault toilets.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Bring your own hard-sided trailer. Although water service and trash service are not available onsite, arrangements can be made to obtain these services.