• Tour Guide/Interpretation • General Assistance
Valley Oak Recreation Area:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2018
Volunteers are needed for three month terms. Volunteer park hosts ensure that the park entrance gate opens in the morning and is secured at sunset. They conduct periodic walkthroughs of the park, greet the public and answer questions. Park hosts do not enforce regulations; however, they are expected to be additional eyes and ears of the park rangers. Park hosts may be needed to assist during emergencies. Hosts are not required to do maintenance or janitorial functions, however litter pickup, when needed, is expected. Hosts days off are either Tuesday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Thursday. During the summer months Valley Oak Recreation Area is a popular takeout point for river rafters, while also containing 9 boat-in environmental tent camping sites. Reservations and fees for camping are collected 14 days in advance by our Field Office Assistant at the Knights Ferry Information Center. (In the last 3 years the campground has not reached full capacity, so the host duties are primarily park host not camp host.) The fall and winter seasons see moderate to low visitation. (Updated 09/28/2018)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: In exchange for volunteer services hosts will be provided with, an RV site, electricity, water, and sewage at no charge. The host is required to maintain a telephone at their own expense. The park address is 10500 Rodden Road, Oakdale, CA, 95361.