• Campground Host • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Main Goals for This Position to Accomplish
Campground hosts positively interact with visitors to the mutual benefit of both visitors and park staff. Volunteers are integral to the operation of this park and they support and promote the mission of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
Brief description of Work to be performed
Campground hosts are representatives of the NPS and assist the park by:
Greeting visitors in a professional manner
Roving the 200 site campground on foot twice per day
Providing information about the park and local area
Helping visitors find a campsite
Explaining and following all park regulations
Performing light maintenance work around the campground
Cleaning fire pits
Caring for park resources
Campground hosts should never attempt to enforce park regulations. Your role is to educate visitors about regulations before they are broken. Use good judgment and do not provoke conflict. Notify visitor center staff immediately of any problems or violations, or call Gulf Breeze Dispatch at (850) 934-4050.
Length of Commitment
Campground hosts work five days per week and a minimum of 32 hours per person, per week (not to exceed 40 hours).
Length of stay is a four-month commitment during specified time schedules:
April 1st - July 31st
August 1st - November 30th
December 1st - March 31st
Tools, Equipment, and Vehicles to be Operated
Occasional golf cart operation in support of light maintenance duties and after completing park training. No other vehicles, tools or equipment will be operated.
Location Where Work Will be Performed
You will reside and work at the Ft. Pickens Campground in Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida District.
Physical Requirements of Work
The work is walking approximately four miles a day, standing, sitting, or bending with some light lifting on an occasional basis.
Benefits to the Volunteer
Items provided to campground hosts will be uniform shirts, cap and name tag, keys if appropriate, as well as a campsite with full hookups. After working 250 hours all volunteers are eligible for an Annual Volunteer Pass valid at all Federal Fee Sites. NPS staff at the Ft. Pickens Campground Office will provide supervision and training in campground registration procedures, rule, regulations and host responsibilities.
Position Supports which Division
Recreation Fee Program
Will work under the supervision of Richard Devenney, Business Manager, (email@example.com) and with the guidance and support of Stace Wilson, Visitor Use Assistant.
Scope of Contacts
Campground hosts should expect to have high levels of interaction while assisting visitors. All volunteers are expected to positively represent both themselves and the NPS.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteers working 32 hours per week will receive a campsite with full hookups. We do not have sites with sewage but we can allow you to dump your tanks during your work hours.