During the period from May 15 to September 15, the volunteer serves as a "live in" host at a National Forest campground for at least a 90-day period. Volunteers will be expected to work 24 hours for single occupants & 48 hours for couples per week. The primary responsibility is to assist campers by answering questions and explaining campground rules in a cheerful and helpful manner. Campground Host volunteers should be familiar with Forest campground rules and become familiar with local points of interest and the location where local services can be obtained.
Volunteers perform light maintenance work around the campground such as litter pickup, sweeping, stocking supplies in toilet buildings, and making emergency minor repairs when possible. Campground Host volunteers may be requested to assist in the deferred maintenance program with the support of staff and/or other volunteers. In addition, volunteer campground hosts will monitor campers for length of stay and presence of an Annual/Senior Pass.
Volunteers will set an example by being model campers, practicing good housekeeping at all times in and around the host site, and by observing all rules.
Campground Host volunteers generally work independently. Volunteers are accountable to the Forest Supervisor's volunteer office staff, who will provide training and orientation for hosts and assist hosts throughout the season with any question or problems that may arise.