Campground Host: Host position available at the Crab Orchard Lake Campground. The campground includes 80 campsite sites, public swimming beach, 3 shower houses with restrooms, and a boat ramp.
Crab Orchard Lake Campground Site Host Position Description Fish and Wildlife Service provides the site host with:
• RV hook-up station: water, power (electricity) and sewer. • Volunteer uniform items.
Host site is located in Crab Orchard Lake Campground. The site host is responsible for the following duties:
Visitor Services / Public Contact • Welcome visitors, provide information about the area, inform them of the rules/regulations, and help them register for campsites • Help take reservations for campsites. • The most important job as a Campground Host is to provide an enjoyable camping experience for the public and help campers feel welcome. The Host is the first and sometimes the only contact with campground users.
Visitor-Use/Resource Monitoring • Record visitor-use levels and other reports as requested (forms will be provided). • Fee collection and management of fees. Maintenance • Routinely clean restrooms. • Grounds-keeping as requested (weed eating, raking sand at beach). • Collect garbage from cans and place in dumpsters. • Pick-up litter along campsites, roadways, parking areas, beach and boat launch as needed. • Clean fire rings. • Perform other minor maintenance tasks and recreation projects as requested.
Management Support / Site Presence • Inform FWS staff and law enforcement of violations, emergency needs, and other circumstances that require attention. The site host is not responsible for enforcement. • Site host is required to live on site and must be present and available to the public at least 8 hours per day, 4 days per week between the hours of sunrise and sunset including weekends. Schedule will be determined by the Volunteer Supervisor.
Additional Requirements • Pets must be kept on a leash or otherwise physically restricted and well behaved. You will be responsible for cleaning up after your pets and their behavior. • Host site must be kept clean and neat with a minimal amount of personal possessions outside of the host’s trailer/RV. Storage of personal possessions within or adjacent to FWS facilities (storage building) is generally not permitted, but may be authorized on a limited basis by the Volunteer Supervisor. • Attend volunteer training as requested by the Volunteer Supervisor including: Basic First Aid/CPR, Defensive Driving, Blood borne Pathogens Awareness, Safety, etc. • Have good people skills for dealing with campers and able to handle disputes diplomatically. • Host must be physically able to perform some weed-eating, raking, shoveling, sweeping, lifting and shower/restroom cleaning. • Change in days off or additional time off will be communicated to Volunteer Supervisor. •