• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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The Shasta-McCloud Management Unit (SMMU) iis looking for highly motivated responsible individuals or couples to work as volunteer campground hosts at our beautiful and most popular campgrounds. While offering a great opportunity to get out into the woods for the season, hosting a National Forest campground can also be a very rewarding experience.
About the Positions: The positions require the hosts to work a minimum of 24 hours per week, but you may be asked to do a bit more; flexibility is a must. Coverage on weekends and holidays is mandatory unless previously arranged with Recreation Staff, as these dates are the busiest at our campgrounds. Being a campground host requires one to have a friendly and helpful disposition as well as the ability to acquire knowledge of the unit and share it with visitors. If you only have a month or two available to volunteer, don’t let that stop you from applying: sometimes that is just what is needed!
Duties: Hosts are required to answer visitors’ questions and/or direct them to the district office. Some of the main duties of the position are checking payment stubs for compliance, removing old ones, help campers identify and rectify minor violations such as noise, unruly pets, etc. Host will be required to identify any serious violations and report them to the district offices or to law enforcement depending on severity.
Occasional updates on occupancy will need to be given to the district offices when visitor traffic is heavy. Other tasks include clean-up of sites ranging from pine needle and cone removal to picking-up some occasional litter left behind.
Unit recreation staff performs the garbage pick-up and restroom services, but you may be asked to assist them or do some minor maintenance. You must have your own trailer or camper and possess a valid state identification.