The Laramie Ranger District of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest in Wyoming is seeking a volunteer to serve as campground host May 1 through September 15. The host would be provided with a site at the Libby Creek Campgrounds on the beautiful Snowy Range of the Medicine Bow National Forest near Laramie, Wyoming. Located off the Snowy Range Scenic Byway in the Libby Recreation Area, the Willow campground has 16 campsites (trailers under 22 feet), picnic tables, toilets, drinking water and fire grates. There is fishing access at Libby Creek. Located off the Snowy Range Scenic Byway in the Libby Creek Recreation Area, the Pine Campground sits along the banks of Libby Creek. This is a small but pleasant campground with 6 sites.
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, etc.). Host will also keep vault toilets clean. 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 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 4 days out of each week, plus holidays, per their volunteer agreement. Days typically needing coverage are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Duty 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 $60/week for 24 hours. Working past the 24-hour threshhold is allowed but reimbursement is only available for the first 24 hours of every week.
Once a month expected duties may include the cleaning of two rental cabins the Little Brooklyn Guard Station & the Spruce Mountain lookout tower.