This opportunity is for a host position at various campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park.
Campground Host volunteers serve as ambassadors for Shenandoah National Park and the National Park Service.
Duties: Campground hosts provide information to visitors on things to do and see in the park and surrounding areas, assist in registering campers, and help visitors locate campsites. Hosts may perform minor restroom and campground maintenance duties, gather occupancy information, perform fee compliance duties, and keep the campground staff informed of any issues in the campground. If the host observes what is or may be an illegal activity, the host will share that information with campground and/or law enforcement staff. Other duties may be assigned as mutually agreed upon.
Work Location: Host positions may be assigned to a campground in the Shenandoah National Park. The campgrounds are located 3,500 feet above sea level, at or near the top of a mountain. Spring and fall can bring cold, windy weather, humidity, fog, rain, and occasional snow. Summers can be hot and humid and electrical storms are possible. A variety of animals and insects such as skunks, gnats, deer, bear, and rattlesnakes are native. The closest grocery or drug stores are located approximately 20 miles away from the Park. Internet service is not available and cell phone service can be unreliable.
Schedule and Time Commitment: Hosts will work a minimum of 30 hours per week, which includes weekends and holidays. Hosts will have two consecutive weekdays off. Shifts will vary depending upon operational needs.
We are seeking volunteers with excellent customer service skills who like to meet and communicate with a variety of people. A good attitude, the ability to listen, and the ability to relay information are important to this position. A valid driver’s license and background investigation is required. As part of their tour of duty, volunteers will be provided with a recreational vehicle (RV) site which includes water, electric, and sewer hookups. Volunteers will need to provide their own recreation vehicle.Other lodging is not available for this opportunity. Volunteer uniforms (hats, shirts, and nametags) are required and will be issued by the Park. A government vehicle may be available. Training, including portable radio operations, will be provided. Campground hosts may be the only immediate point of contact in case of an emergency.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteers will be provided with an RV site which includes water, electric, and sewer hookups. Volunteers will need to provide their own recreation vehicle. Other lodging is not available for this opportunity.