We are looking for a couple or an individual to serve as campground host at Piñon Flats Campground for the 2018 season.
Join the volunteer program team at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve! The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience this diversity through hiking, sand sledding, splashing in Medano Creek, wildlife watching, and more!
Enjoy amazing scenery in beautiful Colorado. Activities in the surrounding area include: hiking, camping, hot springs, wildlife viewing, stargazing, and outstanding solitude. Alamosa is nearby (34 miles) with access to groceries, shopping, health clinics, movie theaters, restaurants, and Adams State University. The park will issue shirts, jackets, and baseball caps to be returned at the end of the season. Due to remoteness reliable personal transportation and a valid driver's license are required. Laundry facilities are available at the park. An RV pad with hookups will be available.
Campground Host duties:
The volunteer campground host will:
help groups find and set up in their assigned site,
provide information to campers about park and area resources,
monitor campers to ensure compliance with established regulations,
educate about food storage regulations,
report maintenance issues,
provide minor upkeep at the campground,
notify appropriate park staff in case of an emergency,
Communicate effectively with park staff to keep up to date on campsites assignments.
If the host is interested, there may also be opportunities to assist with leading volunteer work groups or assisting in the visitor center.
Hosts will volunteer 32 hours per week with a two month commitment.
A free campsite in Piñon Flats Campground, which has pristine views of the dunes and the mountains. Propane reimbursement will also be included. There will be training opportunities with skilled NPS staff and long-time volunteers. The opportunity to live and work in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve!
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who likes to meet people of all ages and backgrounds, loves working with people, and enjoys variety in their days. The ideal candidate must be comfortable working with people of all ages and abilities and have strong communication skills. The volunteer will be working without daily supervision, and must be self-motivated.
Valid state Driver’s License
Must be able to walk on uneven terrain
Be comfortable working in high altitude locations
Provide his or her own tent / RV / Trailer and camping / cooking equipment
Note: Start and end dates may be flexible.
Once you have submitted your application, you will be requested to send optional supplemental information regarding your camping equipment, preferred timing, and other information specific to this position.
If you have any questions please contact James McKinney at (719) 378-6352 or by email: James_McKinney@nps.gov
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: An RV site will be available with water and electric.