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Volunteer Campground Host

  • Part Time
  • Foresthill, CA
  • 0* USD / Year
  • Applications have closed

Forest Service

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

Job Description




22830 Foresthill Road

Foresthill, California, 95631


DATES:5/3/2024 – 10/1/2024


DEPT: Forest Service


As a Campground Host you will often be the first Forest representative the visiting public encounters and the first person they will consider for information regarding the area and their National Forest.

Campground Hosts are expected to be available five days a week with two consecutive days off per week. Longer breaks may be considered with prior approval. Hosts are requested to be available for public interaction the majority of the day 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.


Host Duties will include the following:

  • Welcoming visitors and providing appropriate forest information
  • Informing visitors of Forest Regulations and campground courtesy rules
  • Encouraging fee compliance
  • Tracking daily arrivals and posting incoming reservations
  • Performing light landscape and bathroom maintenance.
  • 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.
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.
  • Backpacking/Camping
  • Biology
  • Carpentry
  • Clerical/Office Machines
  • Conservation Education
  • Drivers License
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Hand Power Tools
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Landscaping/Reforestation
  • Map Reading
  • Mountaineering
  • Office/Clerical
  • Other Trade Skills
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Sign Language
  • Supervision
  • Teaching
  • Visitor Information
  • Working with People
  • Writing/Editing

Local Recreation Staff will provide full training and support in duties. Hosts perform daily responsibilities independently without direct supervision. Forest Recreation employees will make near daily contact to provide support, heavy maintenance and regulatory compliance. On the Tahoe National Forest you will be working individually in your designated campground, but also as part of a larger Forest wide campground host program with up to 35 other volunteer hosts. Specific campsite conditions vary greatly from low elevation riverside campgrounds to higher elevation, mountain, lakeside settings. The majority of Hosts sites have minimal services. Some may have electricity, some may have water and some have waste holding tanks.

  • General housekeeping
  • Slip, trip, and fall hazards
  • Electrical hazards
  • Equipment operation
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Fire protection
  • Work practices
  • Workplace violence
  • Ergonomic problems
  • Lack of emergency procedures


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