Imagine living in the Arctic among the Brooks Range and greeting visitors from around the world traveling to coldfoot or as far as Deadhorse Alaska. You will have the opportunity to meet new people from across America and around the world, and to excite them about the unique and fragile Arctic environment. Join us for an unforgettable summer in the Alaska’s far north!
The Campground Host at 5 mile/ Marion Creek. Assist at the Yukon River Contact Station two days a week. The on-site presence in the operation at Marion Creek and 5 Mile Campground and can make as many as 9,000 visitor contacts per summer. The volunteer must be able to work without direct, on-site supervision in primitive living conditions in a remote setting. Position can be an individual or couple. RV or trailer needed.
Monitoring visitor use and collecting data, greeting Dalton Highway travelers and providing travel/recreation information for the region
Assisting visitor with registration, explaining campground policies, monitoring fee program, and providing travel and recreation planning information
Helping with day to day operation of the campground, including janitorial, maintenance, repair, and littler patrols
Reporting maintenance needs, campground disturbances, and emergencies to BLM staff
Working on special projects which may include trail inventory, assisting with visitor surveys, photography, or other projects depending upon the district’s needs and the volunteer’s skills and goals
The Campground Host will also assist at the Yukon River Contact Station and Arctic Interagency Visitor Center.
The position requires a strong volunteer commitment. Volunteers should enjoy meeting and interacting with people and providing them with information. They must be interested in learning about Alaska, and willing to accept new challenges. It is also helpful (but not required) to have experience in campground hosting or visitor services.
We need your service from mid-May through mid-September or dates may be negotiable.
May 9 - June 15 Five Mile Campground/ Yukon River Contact Station
June 15 - Aug 1 Marion Creek Campground/ Arctic Interagency Visitor Center
Aug 1 - Sept 19 Five Mile Campground/ Yukon River Contact Station
Transportation & Expenses: A government vehicle will be available for business related use and re-supply trips to Fairbanks. Pre diem and travel expenses to Alaska provided.