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Camp Host US Newsletter 38

Message Board Workamping and Volunteering

Volunteers Wanted Total Messages - 32 Post
Camp Hosts Wanted
The IDNR also has openings for campground hosts at many state-run
campgrounds. Hosts are paid $1/day and receive free camping for the length
of their stay. Hosts are expected to check campers in and out and help
answer general questions from campers. For more information on the host
program, call Barb Foster at 217/785-8129.

Remember: Contacts are good anytime and should be utilized if one is interested.
Posted by: reporter Date: 08/25/2008


A Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) application is required for all volunteer
positions. Some positions usually require a time commitment, training, and
background check. Training is provided unless otherwise noted. Apply online
at, or e-mail or write to request an application:

ATTN: Volunteer Coordinator
Rocky Mountain National Park
1000 Highway 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Join the Park Volunteer Team
Be part a great team and make a difference!

Posted by: Date: 09/19/2008


Want to Join Us?

Visitor Service and Education

Resource Preservation

Camp Host

Recreational Ride Program

Service Projects

Catoctin's Expanded Home Page
Catoctin Mountain Park is looking for people who care about our natural
and cultural resources and who care about people. Fulfilling our National
Park Service mission of preserving the natural and cultural resoruces
unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations is an exciting
challenge. We can't do it alone! We need your help in keeping Catoctin a
very special place for our visitors of today and tomorrow.

If you're interested in becoming part of our preservation team, review the
opportunities listed on the left, and join us in meeting the challenge.
Call our Volunteer Coordinator at (301) 663-9388 for information.

Posted by: Volunteer Corrdinator Date: 09/19/2008


Camp Host Needed in Greenbrier State Park, MD
Greenbrier State Park,located near Hagerstown Maryland, is looking for
volunteer Camp Hosts. The Park features a 44-acre, mountain stream-fed
lake and a 165-site campground. The Camp Host sites have full hook-ups.
We are about 1 1/2 hours away from Washington D.C. and Baltimore, so there
is always something to see and do.
For more information, please contact us at 301-791-4656.

Posted by: Mary Jo Bartles Date: 09/26/2008


Camp host wanted at Wyoming rv park
I am the owner of Peter D'S RV Park in Sheridan Wyoming and I am looking
for a camp host to help out this summer in exchange for space rent.Non
smoker You can see the park at You can contact me at

Posted by: Peter Schutte Date: 05/01/2009


Hosts Needed at Lums Pond State Park, Bear, DE
Lums Pond State Park is located in Bear, Delaware. Hosts needed for 2009
season (March 1-November 30). Hosts are required to work 24 hours per week.
Site includes full hookup. Hosts may work in campground, park
office,maintenance, or boat house; all duties include some maintenance.
Would prefer hosts with 3 month commitment.

Posted by: Volunteer Coordinator Date: 03/01/2009


NW Washington Area
NW WA area will be my RV home for the next few summers. I would love to
camp host and be helpful to other visitors coming to the area. I am an
experienced camp person and teacher and artist in my retired life.

Posted by: Coit Date: 05/30/2009


Campground Host needed in South Georgia
Towns Bluff RV Park and Campground is looking for an honest, hardworking
and friendly couple to serve as volunteer camp hosts for the summer months
and possibly beyond. We are a small, quiet, county-maintained park located
in the piney woods of South Georgia on the banks of the Altamaha River,
near Hazlehurst, Georgia. We offer a free hookup site with power, water,
sewer and laundry in exchange for Host duties. Starting May 1, 2009,
duties would include greeting and registering campers, cleaning restrooms,
checking the day-use area of the park and others as needed. Two days off
are provided. Check our website, for more information
about the park. Contact Park Managers at 912-379-9303 or if interested.

Posted by: Ann Bookhardt Date: 05/01/2009


Like Animals
New volunteer opportunities: (1)
Gardener for Grounds
Canine Partners For Life
Cochranville, Pennsylvania, United States

Posted by: camp host Date: 02/23/2009


Wanted: Camp Host
The city of Storm Lake, Iowa, is looking for a couple to work with us this
summer. It is pretty easy work. It does get busy the three holiday weekends
and fairly busy on regular weekends. We help each other out when it is
busy. Woman does the office work. Man does the outside stuff with very
little lawn work, no electric, plumbing, or repairs to speak of. You do
have to do the restrooms, but they are not hard to clean as most people are
pretty good. Free site with pad, elec and WiFi, plus wages for all hours
worked. Hours do vary some. May ?until just after Labor Day holiday.
Beautiful campground on Storm Lake great walleye fishing. Very friendly
people who stay with us; we have made allot of good friends here. If you
like meeting new people, fishing, biking riding, walking, sitting around
the fire, having a drink this is the place for you. E-mail resumes to, as he is the city contact person.
Was wondering if you could post this job opening for me.

Posted by: Justin Date: 03/03/2009


Camp Host Job
Hi, We may be interested in a useful, responsible camphost to share the
load of running our small resort on the Manistee river in northern
Michigan. Do you have some tips? Where's the best place to post an ad?
Thanks, Mike

Posted by: MIke Howlett Date: 03/03/2009


Camp host position at lake in San Diego, CA
Beautiful Lake Jennings is looking for camp hosts who can stay a minimum of
3 months. 20 minutes from beaches, Sea World and world famous Zoo. Lake
stocks 25,000 lbs of trout and 8,000 lbs of catfish. Come join our family.
619-390-1623 .

Posted by: Hugh Marx Date: 03/08/2009


Camp Host
Wanted Camp Host (couple preferred) from Memorial Day - Labor Day 2009
Wagon Trail Ranch in La Pine Oregon
Job Details
Light maintenance of common grounds, club house, and pool, in exchange for
FREE R.V. camp site, with full hook ups, and use of facilities for the
Requirements: Criminal Background check.
For more Info contact:
Bob Mc Euin at
541-536-7686 or 541-410-3427

Location: La Pine, Oregon
Compensation: Free R.V camp site with full hook ups & use of facilities
This is at a non-profit organization.

Posted by: camphost Date: 04/20/2009


Dear Bill,
We have an immediate opening for a beachfront campground near Matagorda,
beautiful location, which you can see here
Please email Kate at if your are interested.

Posted by: Kate Date: 04/23/2009


Interested in Willamette
Attitude is perhaps the most important qualification for being a good
campground host. Other qualifications include an interest in the outdoors
and a like of people, since visitors will be coming to you for advice on
places to go, where to find services, and with problems that might arise in
the campground. Liking people, and wanting to help, not only affects the
pleasure of campground users, but also enjoyment of being a host.

If you are interested in applying for a host position, or are interested in
more information, please contact one of our

Posted by: volunteer Date: 05/03/2009


Work Camp Host Couple - Gulf Shores, AL
Submitted Mon, 04/27/2009 - 9:56am
Azalea Acres RV Park, situated on 24 acres, just a short drive from the
Alabama Gulf Coast, is looking for a couple to camp host. The park is
located at I-10, Exit 53, Robertsdale, AL, and currently has 45 full
hook-up sites. Duties of the position will include office work, checking in
guests, answering phone calls, cleaning the building, propane sales, and
some yard work. In exchange for 25 hours a week, couple will receive FHU RV
site, WiFi, and laundry allowance. Position available on May 1, 2009.
Interested couples may send resumes to

Posted by: volunteer Date: 05/03/2009


in the pines) has immediate positions available for friendly, dedicated,
volunteer work campers.
Our work campers are expected to work a minimum of 4 hours a day, 5 days
per week,(a min. of 20 hrs. per week), in exchange for your full hook up
R.V. site, use of facilities, and the fantastic peacefulness of the pines
in Northern California.
Please let us know if you are interested or if you know anyone interested
in becoming a Work Camper. Work camper duties can consist of, Camp Host,
site clean up, cleaning restrooms, meeting & greeting guests, some light
campground maintenance and a variety of other jobs as the need arises.
check out our web site, WWW.LONGRAVINERESORTS.COM
The Engelstad Team
(530) 346-6166 Fax (530) 346-6322

Posted by: Diane ,Campground Manager Date: 05/15/2009


Campground Host
In the heart of central Virginia, this historic park offers a full array
of cultural, environmental, and recreational activities. Overnight
accommodations include a campground, group camping and climate-controlled
cabins. Enjoy swimming, fishing, boating and lakefront picnicking at
Goodwin Lake...Kathy Shrader 804-462-5640

Posted by: volunteer Date: 05/04/2009


Opportunity Description:

Visitor center attendant to welcome visitors and provide basic introductory
tours for individuals, families and small groups. Craig Brook NFH is
located on the shore of Alamoosook Lake in mid-coast Maine, one-hour drive
from Acadia National Park. 24 hours per week on 4 days, RV hookup with
power, water and sewer hookup, free laundry on site. Uniform hat, two
shirts, jacket, hiking available on Nature Trail system available on site,
auto-free bicycling on nearby Great Pond Wildlands dirt road system. Apply
to volunteer coordinator, Edward Steenstra or or
hatchery address by regular mail.

Posted by: Edward Steenstra Date: 05/05/2009


Opportunity Description:

Campground Hosts are needed for the Scout Mountain Campground on the
Westside Ranger District of the Caribou/Targhee National Forest. Copy &
Paste into URL:
Scout Mountain Campground is at an elevation of 6900 feet, has 50 tent
and/or trailer sites, hiking trails, water and accessible facilities. Host
site has water, sewer, and solar power. Campground is shaded with plenty of
pine trees.

Duties include posting reservations, visitor contact, toilet cleanup, minor
maintenance and compliance monitoring.

A $19.00 a day subsistence is available.

Posted by: volunteer Date: 05/05/2009


California Camp
Dear Bill,
We have an immediate seasonal opening for camp hosts at a lakefront
campground on
Lake Piru just north of Los Angeles, CA. You can check out the web site

Please email Kelly at if your are interested.

Posted by: Kelly Date: 05/11/2009


Volunteer Hosts Wanted
West Kootenay Park Management Inc.

For the following parks:

Martha Creek, Blanket Creek, Arrow Lakes
McDonald Creek, Rosebery, Syringa Creek
and Nancy Greene

use the contact below:

P.O. Box 2569, Revelstoke, BC, V0E 2S0
Toll Free: 1-866-937-5734

Ph: (250) 837-5734
Fax: (250) 837-5764

For the following parks:

Kokanee Creek, Kootenay Lake (Davis Creek &
Lost Ledge Sites), Champion Lakes and
Grohman Narrows

use the contact below:

1224 Stanley Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 1P8
Phone: (250) 825-4212
Fax: (250) 825-4293

Posted by: Contact Date: 05/19/2009


Santa Barbara Wants Camp Hosts
Park Host contracts generally run for 90 days with the potential of two
90-day renewals, for a total not to exceed 270 days within a one-year
period. Individuals can reapply for a Host position after 3 consecutive

The tasks that our hosts perform vary from park to park, depending upon the
specific need of that park.

Host Sites in the North County:

Cachuma Lake
Jalama Beach
Miguelito Park
Nojoqui Falls Park
Santa Ynez Park
Santa Rosa Park

Host Sites in the South County:

Tucker's Grove Park
Rincon Beach Park
Goleta Beach Park
Toro Canyon Park (coming soon)

Download a host application.


Sherman Hansen

(805) 686-5097

Posted by: Contact Date: 05/19/2009


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Texas based volunteer org..
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join. Membership application is available online and you can pay online via
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community to keep up with events, projects, work days and whats going on in

Please check out our donations and sponsors/advertisers pages for how you
can support and promote TETRA.

For more information about TETRA:

Posted by: volunteer Date: 05/20/2009

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In This Issue:

  1. Start Your Winter Plan
  2. House Sitting Article

1. Start Your Winter Plan

The National Park Service wants you to volunteer early for this Fall Season. Choose your camp easily using the clickable map. Use the related link feature provided here to log on. Just another service of Camp Host US.


2. House Sitting Article

"Mounting Responsibilities Have Some Homeowners Afraid to Leave the House:" By Ian L. White It's true, people need to escape the burdens of daily life for awhile--from things like mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, painting, gardening, remodeling, home repairs, pet care, checking the mail, and paying their bills. Even a break from nosy neighbors is reason enough to get away for a while. But weeds don't pull themselves. Bills don't pay themselves.Most pets won't feed themselves. Yet, the grass keeps growing beneath their feet. Ironically, people become tied to their homes by the same responsibilities that they are trying to escape. And, since the families that play together, stay together; people are not likely to leave a sibling or spouse at home to keep up on these tasks. It's a really discouraging circle. For homeowners, the solution seems clear: find somebody to stay at their house, and take care of everything while they're gone.The challenge, however, is finding somebody they can trust. Friends? Perhaps. But most people feel uncomfortable asking their friends to shoulder such a tremendous burden. Relatives? Possibly, but many homeowners don't like the thought of leaving their homes in the care of their crazy cousin, Eddie. Or worse. What homeowners need are honest people to occupy their homes. People who desire a change of scenery, for example, or save for homes of their own. People who wish to be closer to their own families; writers seeking peace, quiet, and inspiration. And they definitely need people who understand their specific requirements, and someone they can trust. Enter, an online search and screen database for house sitters and homeowners to share information. The introduction of allows people to leave their troubles behind. Literally. At, a unique search utility allows users to screen thousands of registered house sitters according to age, location, occupation, and just about any other requirements that they select. From short to long term, and from yard to garden, people can find a perfect match, including a house sitter who will manage all lawn and garden needs, pet care (no boarding fees), mail collection, bill payment, utilities, and any other issues that may arise. And the service is very easy to use. For instance, when a homeowner registers with the system (a free service), they will be notified by e-mail any time a new house sitter matching their criteria signs up with the program. House sitters, in turn, are motivated to register because of the fast and reliable way in which they can find free accommodations in exchange for housesitting. According to Jim Hale, who used Housecarers to find a house sitter, the system works remarkably well. Says Hale, "I looked on the Internet, found the HouseCarers web site, and registered our information. Within a couple of days, we had many responses -- some as far away as New Zealand! We got in touch with a couple in their 50s, and they turned out to be some of the nicest people we've ever met! The whole thing worked out very well -- they stayed with us a few days before our trip, they did a great job of watching over our house and our pets, and they even emailed us every day to let us know everything was ok! The amazing thing is that we didn't have to spend a penny to have these great people take care of things!" Author Ian L. White specializes in helping people who are interested in finding a house sitter in their town, or for more information about the benefits of house sitting. To find out about these services, visit today. Registration is free for homeowners (and they'll never have to rely on cousin Eddie again).


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates the national value per volunteer hour is $19.51. Federal and state parks have discovered the value of RV volunteers. RV volunteers are in high demand at these parks. We hope in the future large cities will take the necessary steps to attract volunteer camp hosts eager to volunteer their services and at the same time experience travel to the large cities. It is our hope cities will also recognize how RV volunteers could provide much needed services for their citizens.
To accomplish this symbiotic relationship forward looking cities must first build designated RV volunteer sites in strategically placed locations throughout the cities. The sites could be placed near museums, zoos, libraries, parks, hospitals, government buildings, airports, lakes, bike paths, stadiums or other areas able to utilize volunteers. These RV sites would then be exchanged for volunteer services. The relatively low cost to construct the RV sites ($10,000 to $15,000 per campsite) would be offset by the increase in a diverse and experienced workforce. The work history of RV volunteers is broad, ranging from academia to the trades.
It is our firm belief that cities willing and able to provide the RV sites in exchange for an expanded quality workforce will find, just as state and national parks have found, exchanging RV sites for volunteer hours, is a most beneficial arrangement. These cities will be the best equipped to reap the rewards of the new wave of voluntourism and with it the benefits these volunteers will provide in the future.
This is one of those win-win situations and our hope for the future.