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Campground Host

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ORGANIZATION: Hillsborough River State Park

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Job Title: Campground Host at Hillsborough River State Park

Assigned Tasks:

  • Cleaning assigned restrooms daily and stocking restroom supplies
  • Inspect restrooms periodically for cleanliness
  • Cleaning camp site fire rings between guests (picking up litter, remove excess coals etc)
  • Greet visitors and hand out information
  • Make small repairs around park (replacing lightbulbs, fixing leaks etc)
  • Reporting vandalism or maintenance repair needs that you cannot handle on work orders
  • Maintaining assigned building exteriors (Sweeping sidewalks, removing cobwebs, etc)
  • Notifying park staff of any potential or current issues noticed around the park
  • Learning park rules and regulations, approaching fellow campers kindly when doing rule reminders, and alerting park ranger staff if there is a problem in the campground that can not be resolved by kind reminders


Park Services Specialist/ Volunteer Manager

Park Manager

Number of Hours Required:

Must work a minimum of 20 hours per week for each occupied site. There are usually four designated couples assigned as campground hosts. Schedules can vary and overlap to suit individuals desires or workloads. A minimum of a two-month commitment is required for this position and a maximum of four month is allowed.

You will be provided with:

  • Campsite next to Hillsborough River
  • Campsite with water/electric hookup and a sign for your campsite
  • Volunteer Handbook and Training
  • Uniform: Cap, Shirts, and Name Tags (as available)
  • Workman’s Compensation for any job-related medical costs
  • Working with wonderful staff

Hazards and/or Cautions:

Poison Ivy, snakes, mosquitoes, sun and heat related hazards. Equipment uses-cleaning chemicals, golf carts, hand tools, power washer etc.

Standards of Performance:

  • Campground Hosts are park ambassadors and must be courteous and helpful to all park visitors.
  • Reports to work promptly on the assigned day, time and location. If volunteer cannot report to work at the assigned time, he/she should notify the supervisor before the shift begins or as soon as possible.
  • All equipment used will be cleaned and returned to its proper place before the end of the shift by the volunteer.
  • If equipment is damaged due to use the volunteer must report this to the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Checks with supervisor for projects, tools, and materials.
  • Maintains a safe working environment by wearing proper safety equipment and following safety precautions listed for all tools and equipment.
  • Hosts are cognizant of visitors and answers their questions or directs them to someone who can.
  • Advises supervisor of any problems or concerns.
  • Takes the initiative to get involved in projects in which your talents and interests would be best suited.
  • Works collectively to support all areas of the park including non-visitor use areas.

More opportunities with Hillsborough River State Park

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Hillsborough River State Park


15402 US 301 N, Thonotosassa, FL 33592, US

Mission Statement

To provide resource based recreation while preservation, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.


Come visit a breathtaking oasis of natural and historical significance. Stroll along the river rapids, enjoy camping, explore historic structures, share a picnic or view scenic landscapes. Hillsborough River State Park provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation. From fishing in the Hillsborough River to hiking or biking on the trails or picnicking under pavilions built in the 1930s, there is something for everyone here.

Besides enjoying a living history lesson, visitors can kayak or canoe class II river rapids, which are rare in Florida, and hike seven miles of nature trails.

Camping is another popular activity at Hillsborough River State Park, just a short distance from the bustling city of Tampa.


Sports & Recreation
Community, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


15402 US 301 NThonotosassa, FL 33592



  • Environmental Education
  • Facilities Management
  • Home Repair
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 4 month commitment, 20 hours of work per week
  • -Volunteers must have unit to live in such as RV or popup trailer. Volunteers should be able to lift 30 lbs unassisted. Volunteers must follow instructions and communicate with others well.

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