• Campground Host • Other • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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The Campground Host/Contact Station Volunteer is the on-site presence in the operation of the campground and can make as many as 9,000 visitor contacts per summer. The volunteer must be able to work without direct, on-site supervision and in primitive living conditions in a remote setting. Position can be an individual or couple. Duties include:
• Monitoring visitor use and collecting data, greeting Dalton Highway travelers and providing travel/recreation information for the region.
• Assisting visitors with registration, explaining campground policies, monitoring fee program, and providing travel and recreation planning information,
• Helping with day-to-day operation of the campground, including janitorial, maintenance, repairs, and litter patrols,
• Reporting maintenance needs, campground disturbances, and emergencies to BLM staff,
• Working on special projects which may include trail inventory, assisting with visitor surveys, photography, or other projects depending upon the district’s needs and the volunteer’s skills and goals.
The Campground Host will also work daily at the Yukon Crossing Contact Station.
The position requires a strong volunteer commitment. Volunteers should enjoy meeting and interacting with people and providing them with information. They must be interested in learning about Alaska, and willing to accept new challenges. It is also helpful (but not required) to have experience in campground hosting or visitor services.
We need your services from mid-May through early September.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteer provides a Motorhome/trailer or BLM provides private staff housing. Per diem and a travel allowance provided. Site includes adjacent dump station, potable water, storage shed, and a small generator.