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Volunteer Campground Host

  • Part Time
  • Reno, NV
  • 0* USD / Year
  • Applications have closed

Forest Service

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

Job Description




Carson Ranger District
Dog Valley Road


DATES: 6/5/2024 – 10/13/2024


DEPT: Forest Service


Lookout Campground is located on the California/Nevada border just west of Reno, Nevada. It sits at an elevation of 6,770 feet in a large aspen grove. It is not a highly developed campground, but it is considered a secret hideaway by those lucky enough to know about this remote gem. This campground is most suitable for 1 or 2 people who can furnish their own motorhome or trailer . As a Campground Host you will often be the first Forest Service representative the visiting public encounters and the first person they will consider for information regarding the area and their National Forest. We are seeking individuals who can represent the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in a professional and courteous manner.

Hosts are requested to be available for public interaction 4 hours a day/ 20 hours per week and expected to make full campground rounds early in the morning and evening. Hosts are not expected to contact visitors after daylight hours or to participate in law enforcement activities.



  • Welcoming visitors and providing appropriate Forest information
  • Informing visitors of Forest Regulations and campground Courtesy Rules
  • Encouraging fee compliance and Courtesy Rule adherence
  • Tracking daily arrivals and departures
  • Performing bathroom maintenance and light landscape work
  • Reporting emergencies and providing District Recreation staff with pertinent daily information
  • Setting a positive camping example for other forest visitors, keeping a clean, presentable and welcoming campsite and encouraging common courtesy throughout the campground

Excellent volunteer candidates for these positions will have the following strengths:

  • Outgoing personality with strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform light maintenance work in outdoor conditions
  • Ability to maintain daily written logs
  • Ability to interact with diverse visitors while maintaining a positive, helpful and non-confrontational attitude

Requirements of the positions

  • Pass a minimal background check and possess a valid state driver’s license.
  • Volunteer 4 hours a day / 20 hours weekly and be available other times for public interactions
  • Provide your own personal RV accommodations maintained to be welcoming and approachable by the public.
  • General Assistance
  • Visitor Information
  • Working with People

Local Recreation Staff will provide training and support in duties. Hosts perform daily responsibilities independently without direct supervision. Forest Recreation employees will make regular contact to provide support, heavy maintenance and regulatory compliance. On the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest you will be working individually in your designated campground, but also as part of a larger Forest wide campground host program. The majority of Hosts sites have minimal services.

  • General housekeeping
  • Slip, trip, and fall hazards
  • Yes

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