• Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
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We are seeking assistance to the Recreation Program in foot patrol and maintaining National Forest trailheads and wilderness areas. Duties include but are not limited to:
driving to several trailheads in a day on paved and rugged gravel roads;
making visitor contacts to answer questions;
educating recreationists about the area;
installing and maintaining appropriate signs and kiosks;
encouraging visitors to practice Leave No Trace techniques;
maintaining the trail register boxes and forms;
performing maintenance at trailhead facilities;
cleaning up trash around the trailheads, dispersed campsites and other forest areas;
reporting conditions, visitor numbers, problems and daily activities to the supervisor;
assisting in the care and maintenance of any vehicles used for to perform duties.
The PSAR program will require volunteers to be physically fit and able to hike in the backcountry and elevation in hot summer months while carrying a day pack and wearing US Forest Service uniform components.
The volunteer must always have a professional, courteous and helpful attitude when dealing with all members of the public, fellow volunteers and Forest Service employees. The volunteer will be trained in and adhere to all Forest Service Safety and Customer Service procedures. This position requires a uniform, which will be provided to you at no cost.
Required skills and abilities:
Read and speak English well
Good communication skills with visitors and co-workers
Positive, helpful and friendly attitude
Always have a neat, professional appearance
Good hearing for interacting in face-to-face contact
Frequent bending/stooping and Light to moderate lifting, 10-50 lbs.
A valid driver’s license and good driving record
Ability to drive on gravel, dirt and paved roads in all weather conditions for several hours
Ability to alternate standing, sitting and light walking throughout the day for several hours
Ability to hike 2-10 miles in high elevation, uneven terrain
Ability to dig holes and repair wood fencing
Ability to paint and maintain trailhead kiosks
Other helpful skills and abilities:
Speak and/or read other languages (esp. Hopi, Navajo, Spanish, American Sign Language)
Familiarity with the Leave No Trace Program
Camp Elden Volunteer Program in Beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona
We are looking for self-motivated, energetic people with a strong volunteer work ethic. Many diverse skills are needed. The Camp Elden Volunteer Program is designed as a “full-time” volunteer program to help support the Recreation and Facilities Departments on the Peaks and Mormon Lake Ranger Districts of the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona. A Forest Service employee supervises all positions listed, and all positions work with a mix of Forest Service employees and other volunteers. All positions require people who are self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and the ability to work in teams of 2 or more people.
This program is geared to people who have their own RV/Fifth-wheel/Camper to live in, as Camp Elden is comprised of 13 sites at the Peaks Ranger Station with full hook-ups. The program allows for pairs and singles to work for a minimum of 3 months up to a maximum of 7 months for free utilities (water, sewer, electric and propane) and one of the 13 spaces. Singles at a site must volunteer a minimum of 24 hours per week, and pairs at a site must volunteer a minimum of 36 hours per week (even if only one person volunteers). The Camp Elden season extends from May to October, weather permitting.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: This program is geared to people who have their own recreational vehicle, fifth-wheel, or camper to live in. The program allows for pairs and singles to work for a minimum of 3 months up to a maximum of 7 months for free utilities (water, sewer, electric and propane) and one of the 13 spaces.