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The Cheoah Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest is looking for enthusiastic, friendly volunteers who enjoy the outdoors to fill campground host opportunities at the Rattler Ford Campground, located 12 miles northwest of Robbinsville, NC near the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness. Rattler Ford has four units that accommodate 25 people per unit. A trout stream and hiking trails are nearby.
The Host(s) will need to provide their own living quarters; e.g., trailer or RV, for an agreed-upon duration (typically April 1 through October 31). They should be in the campground and available to the public 5 days out of each week, plus holidays, per their volunteer agreement. Days typically needing coverage are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Service hours are 8 am to 5 pm, but Hosts may be called upon 24 hours/day if needed.
Campground Host Duties: campground cleanup, picking up litter, raking sites, cleaning fire rings and picnic tables. Restrooms will be thoroughly cleaned by FS crews several times a week, but incidental cleaning and restocking of paper goods may be needed. Host(s) must have good people skills, be responsible and neat in appearance. The Host(s) must be physically able to perform such tasks as raking, shoveling, mopping and sweeping, performing minor maintenance, inspecting the campground, keeping simple maintenance records, monitoring area use, and occasionally filling out forms.
Host(s) will represent the Forest Service in public contacts, providing information and directions, and reporting vandalism and other problems to Forest Service personnel. All necessary tools, supplies, and safety equipment will be provided by the Forest Service, along with appropriate training. Applicants will be subject to a criminal history inquiry.
Volunteer campground hosts may receive reimbursement for allowable out-of-pocket expenses, such as privately-owned vehicle mileage for official business, propane reimbursement, and reimbursement for up to 5 gallons of fuel for generator use per week if applicable. In addition, hosts will be provided an RV or trailer campsite free of charge. Rattler Ford Campground has electrical power, septic holding tank, water hookups and phone coverage.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Rattler Ford Campground has electrical power, septic holding tank, water hookups and phone coverage. Hosts must provide their own RV/trailer.