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Cabin Rental and Day Use Area Maintenance
The Flagstaff Ranger District operates two rental cabins:
Fernow Cabin is a retired U.S. Forest Service Fire Guard Station built in the 1970's. Firefighters stayed here during fire season. This rustic three-bedroom log cabin is located in a beautiful ponderosa pine setting on the Mogollon Rim. Located in a scenic draw, the site is isolated which provides privacy and great opportunities for getting back to nature. The area is characterized by warm summer days with cool nights. For more information about the cabin, see: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=55096&actid=101
Kendrick Cabin is a retired U.S. Forest Service Fire Guard Station built in the 1960's. While it was in service, firefighters lived here during the fire season. This rustic three-bedroom masonry and wood cabin is located in the scenic Kendrick Park area. It has wonderful views of the San Francisco Peaks, Kendrick Mountain and the surrounding forest. It is located in an area that provides excellent hiking, mountain biking and scenic views. For more information about the cabin, see: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=55120&actid=101
Opportunity description: Assist the Recreation Program and the Ranger District in maintaining the Ranger Station grounds and the grounds of the two recreation rental cabins, as well as cleaning one of the cabins once a week. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: mowing with push mower; pulling and digging up weeds; applying common over-the-counter fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides; clipping/trimming trees and shrubs; digging with a variety of tools; raking gravel; maintaining automatic sprinkler systems; hand watering; wood, wire, and steel fence maintenance; occasional painting; use of a variety of common gardening tools, hand tools and some power and gas operated tools such as mowers and weed whackers; mopping; standard house cleaning such as dusting, broom sweeping, scrubbing showers/toilets/sinks, washing windows and surfaces; beating mattresses; doing laundry; handling mouse traps; assisting in the care and maintenance of any vehicles used for to perform duties; etc.
Additional duties will include light maintenance and cleaning of several of the Ranger District's day-use facilities. The volunteer may also be required to tow a water trailer to and from the cabins as well as take monthly water quality samples.
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.
Required skills and abilities:
Safely pull trailer and pass Forest Service (FS) trailer towing course
Ability to operate a full-size truck and pass an FS test
Ability to pass Forest Service Defensive Driving course
Standing for long periods
Light to moderate lifting, 15 to 40 pounds
Able to work primarily outdoors in sun, wind and dry climate with cool morning and evening temperatures and hot daytime temps
Not adversely effected by dust, loud noise, paint and chemical fumes
Familiar with common tool
Familiarity with common plants and gardening techniques.
A valid driver’s license and good driving record
Ability to drive on gravel, dirt and paved roads in all weather conditions for a few hours at a time
An eye for aesthetics and attention to detail
Other helpful (not required) skills and abilities:
High skill level in use of common tools and some specialty tools
High level of gardening/landscaping skills
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 Flagstaff Ranger District 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 recreational vehicle, fifth-wheel, or camper to live in, as Camp Elden is comprised of 13 campsites at the Flagstaff 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 in a site must work a minimum of 24 hours per week, and pairs at a site must work a minimum of 36 hours per week (even if only one person volunteers)
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.