Wambaw Cycle Trail Host

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ORGANIZATION: USDA Forest Service

The purpose of this volunteer position is to provide assistance at the Wambaw Cycle Trail and contribute to a positive experience for our visitors. As a host, you are the "face" of the Forest Service providing customer service to visitors and campers. This position serves to support Recreation staff on resource management projects.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

● Clean and service restrooms. Restrooms will need to be checked more than once during heavy weekend and holiday use. Each bathroom should have an adequate supply of toilet paper, trash bags, soap, etc.

● Report needs within the developed recreation area/campground and adjacent facilities to recreation tech/recreation staff/supervisor in a timely fashion.

● Understand and follow specific rules related to campground use and occupancy as well as associated trail and day use activities. Provide firsthand customer service in developed recreation setting. Serve as Forest Service presence to oversee and monitor recreation/campground/camper conditions.

● Provide information to guests and serve as "Goodwill Host" to visitors of the national forest.

● Maintain a wholesome, respectable, and impartial presence to the public throughout the tenure as host. Host serves as a representative of the U.S. Forest Service. The Forest Service expects all its representatives to adhere to civic minded principles in their personal conduct and to exhibit a high degree of personal integrity. Acceptable conduct involves sincere respect for the rights and feelings of others and the assurance their personal conduct will not harm or be considered discriminatory to other volunteers, employees, or the Forest Service or cause an unfavorable reaction from the public.


Knowledge and Skills Required:

• Knowledge of specific trailhead regulations governing the use of the resource (i.e., fees, length of stay, alcohol prohibitions). This should also include general forest and community information.

• Host must work well with people, be personable, neat in appearance, and behave in a manner appropriate to the workplace. • Understanding of OHV and ATVs.

• Basic written and oral communications skills.

• Ability to practice safety in all aspects of the job.

• Knowledge of general forest and community information.


Requested Time Commitment:

Volunteer must work 30 hours per week, Thursday through Sunday, from 7:00 am - 11:00 am and 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Please advise recreation staff if schedule needs to be changed, especially on weekends and holidays or shrimp baiting season where heavy use is expected.


Training:

Volunteers will be trained on task specificities and various expectations beyond what is outlined in this document including familiarization with any equipment, software or scientific protocols needed to complete the assigned duties if needed. Hosts will also be required to complete the free campground host training at https://forestservicestewardship.org/courses/usfs-camp-host-training/. To use Forest Service ATVs, hosts must also complete the ATV Safety Institute training online and in-person, https://cbt.svia.org/login/index.php.


Housing:

Full RV Hook Up

*Must have an RV/camper to participate in this opportunity*


**We accept applications year-round!!**

Start Date - 2024-04-01

End Date - 2025-03-31

Activities include: Construction/Maintenance;Natural Resources Planning;Other;Trail/Campground Maintenance

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Camp Sites;RV/Trailer Pads;Other

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About USDA Forest Service

Location:

1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250, US

Mission Statement

The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Description

The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, spanning 193 million acres of land.

CAUSE AREAS

Emergency & Safety
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Emergency & Safety, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

8622 Halfway Creek RoadHuger, SC 29450

(33.11471,-79.64758)
 

SKILLS

  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Sunday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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