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Campground Host

National Park Service

Job category:
Camp Host
Volunteer
Compensation: RV Site Only
Hookups: Unknown - Inquire
Wi-Fi: Unknown
Pets OK?: Unknown

Job Description

FROM: https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a093d000000buzuAAA/2022-yosemite-creek-campground-host

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ADDRESS: Yosemite National Park; Northside Drive; Yosemite National Park, California 95389

DEPT: National Park Service

DATES: 7/25/2022 – 9/15/2022

DESCRIPTION:

Yosemite National Park is seeking volunteer camp hosts for Yosemite Creek and White Wolf campgrounds, remote campgrounds along the Tioga Pass Road. A minimum commitment of one month is required and work schedule is approximately 32-40 hours per week.

Yosemite National Park is seeking adventuresome people to volunteer as camp hosts at White Wolf and Yosemite Creek Campgrounds. While these campgrounds are quite primitive and isolated, living and working here provides wonderful opportunities and jumping-off points to explore this magical park.

 

Campground Hosts are hired through the Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program and are invaluable assets to the park’s campground operations. Major duties and requirements of Camp Hosts are to check-in campers and provide them with campground regulations, solve minor campground issues and answer visitor questions. Hosts are not required or allowed to take on law enforcement issues, however, they do serve as very important eyes and ears of the campgrounds and aid in reporting any problems to park rangers. Most of all, Yosemite’s Campground Hosts ensure that all park visitors are treated with respect and have a safe and enjoyable visit!

 

A minimum commitment of one month is required, and work schedule will be approximately 32 to 40 hours per week including weekends and holidays.

 

White Wolf campground has water and sewer RV hookups. No hookups are available at Yosemite Creek, though a dump station is located in Yosemite Valley. The Yosemite Creek access road is 4.5 miles long and mostly unpaved; high clearance vehicles are recommended. Suitable host equipment types would be a tent, van, truck camper or RV 20’ or smaller. Showers and laundry facilities are located at Hodgdon Meadow, Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Valley.

 

 

DUTIES
Maintain your own campsite in accordance with all park regulations and set a good example for other campers.
Commit to scheduled hours and days.
Greet and register campers as they enter the campground, keep accurate records, interpret campground regulations and directions, and assist the camper as best as possible.
Periodically make rounds in the campground to update records and remind campers of rules and regulations. Any law enforcement issues will be reported to park rangers. · Perform minor maintenance in the campground and kiosk such as trash pick-up and ash removal.
Maintain a neat, tidy, and organized work area.
Report any hazards in or out of the campground to an immediate supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS
Be a team player.
Have a professional and courteous demeanor.
Be happy, healthy, and willing to give 100%.
Be in good physical health and able to walk extensively throughout the day.
Enjoy meeting and talking with people from all walks of life, be friendly and helpful to all park visitors.
Able to effectively manage stressful situations and prevent escalation of issues.
Operate a park radio.

 

SKILLS
General Assistance
Visitor Information
Working with People

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Beautiful, remote locations; restricted cell phone service

 

 

BACKGROUND/REFERENCE CHECK REQUIRED
No

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