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Campground hosts answer questions, help with maintenance and are available for late-night emergencies. A campsite is provided in return at no charge.
Volunteers are integral to the Florida State Parks team as we work together to preserve, interpret and restore ...the Real Florida.
Volunteer Position Title: Resident Volunteer & Campground Host
Volunteer Manager: Karianne Rivera - Karianne.M.Rivera@dep.state.fl.us
Job Type: Maintenance and/or Visitor Services
June - 1 resident volunteer spot available
July - 2 resident volunteer spots available
August - 3 resident volunteer spots & 1 campground host sport available
September - 1 resident spot available
October - 1 resident spot available.
Time Commitment: 20 hours per week per site, 16-week max stay, 1 month minimum stay
Regular Job Duties:
Campground host: Works Friday - Monday from 10am-3pm. Cleans campground bathrooms & campsites.
Resident volunteer: Must work at least 1 weekend day. Must do 20 hours a week. Cleans bathrooms in day use areas, cleans campground when campground host is off, and/or works in ranger station.
Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required: Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to pass a sexual offender background check. Must be able to work 20 hours a week. Must be at least 18 years old.
Knowledge/Skills/Experience Preferred: Experience working in a campground or state park. Experience working in a ranger station or with customer service, computers, and a cash register. Experience working outside and operating power tools and heavy equipment. Experience in carpentry, electric, and/or plumbing.
Additional Information: All sites have full hookups (water, electric, sewer) and access to bathrooms, showers, washer and dryer. Please know that Colt Creek is about 15-20 minutes from the closest town. There is no WiFi at the park, and cell reception can be pretty spotty (AT&T works best out here). You will also be working in the summer, which is hot, wet, and full of mosquitoes. It is also hurricane season, so you may have to evacuate if there is a hurricane or tropical storm.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
16000 SR 471, Lakeland, FL 33809, US
The mission of the Florida Park Service is to provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting, and restoring natural and cultural resources.
Public service is the central theme of every Florida Park Service endeavor. High standards of management and serv ice are the Florida Park Service trademark. Quality resource-based outdoor recreational experiences assure that Florida's state parks will continue to serve as major tourist destinations, thereby contributing sign ificantly to the State's economy.
We'll work with your schedule.
16000 SR 471Lakeland, FL, FL 33809
May 15, 2020