Colt Creek State Park Resident Volunteer & Campground Host

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Colt Creek State Park

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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 Benefits

  • Make a difference in preserving, interpreting and restoring our natural and cultural resources
  • Contribute 100 hours of service - receive free admission to the park you serve for you and your family
  • Contribute 500 hours of service - receive an Annual Park Pass for free admission to all parks
  • Volunteer recognition events, certificates, awards and more!

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

Month Availability:

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.

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About Colt Creek State Park

Location:

16000 SR 471, Lakeland, FL 33809, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Florida Park Service is to provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting, and restoring natural and cultural resources.

Description

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.

Community
Environment
Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

16000 SR 471Lakeland, FL, FL 33809

(28.30233,-82.0535)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Transactions
  • Electrical
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Carpentry

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 20 hours per week per site, 16-week max stay, 1 month minimum stay

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