• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Do you like living in a remote setting with spectacular scenery, striking views of the Milky Way and access to many outdoor adventures? The Moab BLM office is looking for a motived individual or couple to work as Camp Hosts at the Windwhistle Campground located in the Canyone Rims Recreation Area which is 38 miles southwest of Moab, UT. Hosts are needed for two (2) months or more from March-May 2019.
The Moab area is an adventure mecca, offering hiking, biking, climbing, river rafting, 4-wheel driving, scenic drives and much more. Moab offers the quaintness of a small town, yet with full range of amenities and services. Moab is the base camp for exploring millions of acres of breath-taking BLM lands, as well as Arches and Canyonlands national parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, and the La Sal Mountains. Serve a minimum of two months up to the entire season (March-October).
LOCATION: Hosts manage the Windwhistle Campground in the Canyon Rims Recreation Area.
Housing/Facilities: Hosts provide and reside in their own RV or trailer. No hook-ups available. Showers, water and ice available at Moab BLM office (38 miles away). Hosts provide their own functioning transport vehicle for campground needs, obtaining personal provisions, and recreation on days off.
Electricity & Propane: No electric or propane available (solar works well). Host provide their own solar or propane/generators (operating hours 8am-8 pm). Portable solar units may be available from the BLM office.Heating for early spring and late fall nights and air conditioning/cooling system for May through September are highly desirable.
Water: No water on-site (except from April-Oct when it is turned on at a spigot). Water, ice and showers are available at the Moab Office (30-50 gallon containers and pumps may be provided).
Sewer: Vaults at camp host site for sewer/gray & black water. All campgrounds have vault toilets (no flush toilets).
Terrain: Campground is nestled among pinyon and juniper trees in a scenic red rock bowl. The area is surrounded by canyons and mesas (elevation 4000-6000 feet). Cottonwoods & oaks along rivers: pinyon-junipers on mesas.
Temperatures: Spring and fall day temperatures range from 60-70s and nights from 40-50 degrees. Summers range from 90-100 degrees during the day with nighttime temperatures between 50-70 degrees.
Precipitation: Average annual rainfall is 10 inches. Much of this is from quick moving storms and light winter snowfalls.
Public Contact: Hosts provide camping assistance and area information to visitors; advise visitors about rules and regulations; and alert law enforcement about emergencies, unsafe conditions, or infractions. (No law enforcement duties.) Hosts present professional, neat appearance to the public and wear BLM t-shirts or vests & hats (provided).
Cleaning: Restock vault toilets with toilet paper. Pick-up litter. Perform light maintenance as needed.
Schedule: Reside at campground seven days a week--typically work Thursdays through Mondays; off Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Work hours: 8 hours per day/ 5 days a week. (am and pm duties).
Abilities: Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Able to serve independently with minimal supervision. Able to walk or stand for campground rounds and lift 20 lbs. if needed.
Reimbursement $20/day for each 8-hour service day (5 days a week). Minimum two month commitment for reimbursement.
Submit Volunteer.gov application. Couples submit separate applications for each person.
Provide two recent work or volunteer position references.
Daytime phone interview. Provide your phone numbers for weekdays and weekends.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Volunteers provide their own RV or camper. Water only May-Oct, no propane or electricity hook-ups (sewer vaults provided). Water available at the BLM office in Moab. Portable solar units recommended. Enjoy the outdoor life!