Desert Queen Ranch Caretaker

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Enjoy spring at a beautiful and historic Mojave Desert site!

The Desert Queen Ranch Caretaker will live at this historic, remote site in Joshua Tree National Park. Caretaker will work at least 32 hours per week, with duties that include performing morning and evening inspections of the property, supporting ranger-led tours of the site, providing aid to lost or misdirected hikers, supporting historic preservation efforts, and reporting vandalism.

This position requires the volunteer live in a remote location with no running water, electric hookups, or cell service. Small trailer and a separate vehicle, generator, and/or solar equipment are recommended. There is a radio on-site for emergency use and a satellite communication device may be provided. Cell service can be found about one mile from the caretaker site. Services can be found 16 miles from the site in the town of Joshua Tree. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed at all times and follow other park regulations.

More information about the site here:

Start Date - 2022-02-07

End Date - 2022-04-01

Activities include: Back Country/Wilderness;Campground/Site Host;General Assistance;Historical Preservation;Tour Guide/Interpretation

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Camp Sites

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Twentynine Palms, CA 92277



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter


  • Kids
  • People 55+


  • Sunday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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