The Houston Ranger District of the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri is seeking a volunteer to serve as campground host May through September. The host would be provided with a site at either Pine Ridge Campground or Dry Fork Campground near Fulton, Missouri. The host site is suitable for the host's own trailer or recreation vehicle (RV). There is no internet service or cell service. Both Pine Ridge and Dry Fork Campgrounds have 8 sites (total of 16 sites including the host site). Water is available at these sites; however, there are no sites with electricity, so it is a fairly primitive campground.
Duties of the Host are to greet campers, provide information and assistance if needed, and clean campsites when a camper leaves (pick up litter, clean fire rings and picnic tables, vault toilets, etc.). The Host should have good people skills and be responsible and neat in appearance. The Host must be physically able to perform such tasks as raking, shoveling, mopping and sweeping, performing minor maintenance, inspecting the campground, keeping simple maintenance records, monitoring area use, and occasionally filling out forms.
Host will represent the Forest Service in public contacts, providing information and directions. Any vandalism or other problems should be reported to Forest Service personnel. All necessary tools, supplies, and safety equipment will be provided by the Forest Service, along with appropriate training. The host should be in the campground and available to the public 5 days out of each week, plus holidays, per their volunteer agreement. Days typically needing coverage are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Service hours are 8 am to 5 pm, but Hosts may be called upon 24 hours/day if needed.
Volunteer campground hosts will receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses of $18/day for single; $22/day for a couple.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: The host site is suitable for the host's own trailer or recreation vehicle (RV). There is no electricity, internet service, or cell service. Water is available.