• Campground Host • General Assistance
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The George Washington and Jefferson National Forest and specifically the Eastern Divide Ranger District are looking for volunteers to serve as Hosts at White Cedar Horse Camp in 2018.
White Cedar Horse Camp contains 16 camp sites, 20+ miles of multi-use trails, horse shoe pit, and playground. The Eastern Divide Ranger District has a full-time Recreation Technician who will routinely interact with volunteer campground hosts. Any necessary tools and supplies will be provided by the Forest Service.
White Cedar Horse Camp (WCHC) is located in beautiful southwest Virginia in Bland County. A short distance away is Walnut Flats campground which is also part of the Hosts responsibility. Walnut Flats is a low visitor use campground. WCHC offers access to the Flat Top Mountain Trail System and sections of the Appalachian Trail.
Local Amenities: The town of Bland is located 14 miles from the host site and provides basic necessities. Trents Grocery, a local resupply point for AT hikers, is located 3.5 miles from Host site.
Host Duties: The Host would serve visitors by answereing questions, providing directions, offering help in time of emergency by calling 911, and perform light maintenance duties (litter pick up, cleaning bathrooms, restocking fee envelopes and toilet paper to both WCHC and nearby Walnut Flats Campground.
In exchange for your valuable service, we will provide you with a campsite with water, and waste-water holding tank. No electrical hookups or showers are available. Cell phone service may depend on your carrier.
For sceduling purposes, we ask for at least a one-month commitment. In exchange for a free campsite, we ask volunteers to help out at least 4 hours per day, 5 days a week. This schedule may be flexible depending on conversation with Recreation Program Manager on the Eastern Divide Ranger District.
Peak use usually occurs during weekends and Holidays.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Host site at White Cedar Horse Camp has water, picnic table, lamp post, and waste holding tank.