• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Job Title: Volunteer Campground Hosts, Cedar Grove
Supervisor: Cedar Grove Campground Supervisor
Goal: To provide a quality camping experience for park visitors by assisting with campground operations for four campgrounds; Sheep Creek, Canyon View, Moraine, and Sentinel.
Location & Dates: Sheep Creek Campground –May to Mid November; Sentinel Campground - End of April to end of September; Canyon View Campground – Mid May to Mid October; Moraine Campground – Mid May to Labor Day..
Register campers and help visitors find campsites.
Inform large parties that Canyon View Campground offers mid-size group sites for 7-19 people.
Rove campground and educate campers about park and campground regulations, including proper bear-proof food storage.
Provide information to visitors on recreational opportunities in the park and surrounding areas, including evening campfire programs and other ranger programs.
Actively participate in the parkwide safety program; inform visitors of potential dangers in the park, with a special emphasis on river safety.
Perform minor maintenance when directed, if qualified; report all other maintenance problems to the Campground Supervisor.
Gather information on visitor use and keep the supervisor informed of problems in the campground.
Work directly with Visitor Use Assistants in handling campground fees.
Notify supervisor or law enforcement ranger if illegal activity is observed.
Complete other duties or tasks as may be mutually agreed upon.
Ability to work independently.
Good communication skills.
Ability to relate to children and adults of diverse backgrounds.
A positive attitude.
Good listening skills.
Experience handling money is desirable.
Knowledge of other languages helpful.
Would prefer someone with previous campground hosting or extensive camping skills, but will train otherwise qualified people.
Drivers license required.
Physical demands – lots of walking and prolonged standing.
Benefits to Volunteer:
Personal enrichment and experience working in a national park setting.
Job training and experience in working with the public.
Experience in communicating with people of diverse nationalities and cultures.
Training: Host will receive orientation and training in campground operations, bear management, 2-way radio use and other topics.
Working Conditions: Hosts will work a minimum of 32 hours per week, which includes weekends. Hosts will have two consecutive weekdays off. Shifts will depend upon campground needs. In return for your volunteer work, you will receive a free RV pad or camp site. Volunteer uniforms and a park radio will be provided. Government vehicle may also be provided for official duties.
Area: The campgrounds are at aproximately 4600 feet elevation. The majority of work is performed outdoors in the campgrounds. Summers are warm during the day with comfortable evening temperatures. Rain is infrequent and during the summer nuisance insects are usually not a problem. A variety of animals including deer, bear, and squirrel are frequently seen in the campground. Groceries, public showers, laundry, a gift shop, restaurants and National Park Service Visitor Center are available at Cedar Grove Village. Pay phones are available at Cedar Grove Village.
The National Park Service is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: A host site is located in Sheep Creek Campground with water, electric and sewer hookups. There is the potential for host sites with no hookups in 3 additional campgrounds. Host will need to provide an RV at Sheep Creek, and an RV or tent at the other 3 campgrounds.