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MAKE 2018 MEMORABLE!
Positions are open year-round. From August through December, there is a particular need.
There are NO campground host positions at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Applicants should possess experience and skills in general maintenance practices including janitorial, basic repairs, and trash collection.
Other professional skills that would be helpful include: basic carpentry, plumbing, carpet cleaning, flooring work, laying tile, roofing experience, interior and exterior painting.
The volunteer carries out basic maintenance duties and works on other projects as needed. The filling of this position is based on the current needs of the park. The jobs performed may vary widely depending on the park's needs, but bathroom cleaning and general maintenance are guaranteed daily tasks.
LOCATION AND LOGISTICS:
The National Monument is located in a remote area within the beautiful mountains of the Gila National Forest and Gila Wilderness Area of southwestern New Mexico. Enjoy amazing scenery and outstanding local recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, kayaking, wilderness hot springs, wildlife observation, and much more.
A limited number of dorm rooms for singles are usually available. Prospective volunteers with RVs are encouraged to apply since there are ample RV sites available.
Volunteers will be living and working at an altitude of about 5700 feet (1737m). Since the park is open year-round and much of the work is outdoors, volunteers will be working in a wide range of weather conditions and temperatures. Working at the cliff dwellings may require standing for extended periods of time and hiking an unpaved one-mile loop trail that some may consider steep and strenuous.
Cell phones do not work within the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument area. There is a land-line in the dorm. Television is available in the dorm only. Free WiFi is available in the housing area. The RV park sites have free utilities, WiFi, quiet, and easy access to hot spring soaking. Staying at the RV park entails a 10-mile round trip drive to the work site in your private vehicle.
NOTE: Please include three references (with phone numbers) in section 19 of the application. If you apply online, you can enter information into section 19 by using the final entry block at the end of step 4 of the application. Couples must complete applications for EACH person.
Due to the remoteness, reliable personal transportation and a valid driver’s license are required.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Housing may be available including RV pads with full hookups, or private dorm rooms with shared kitchen, living room and bath facilities, Wi-fi, and laundry.