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Campground Host (Stockton Island)

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Physical Demands

· Requires standing for long periods of time

· Requires hiking strenuous trails

· Ability to be in a boat during rough lake conditions when being transported

Work Schedule

Campground Host volunteers typically start around mid-June until after Labor Day. Volunteers that are chosen for the position are expected to be on the island throughout their schedule unless other arrangements have been made with the supervisor. Regular scheduled hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm but can vary if there are any emergencies or other issues. A minimum of a 2-3 week commitment (depending on location) of daily 8 hour work days is expected. Background checks including fingerprinting may be done if a volunteer is selected.


While on duty, volunteers will be required to wear a uniform. A NPS volunteer shirt, wind breaker or sweater (if needed for weather), name tag, and a ball cap that will be provided. The volunteer will provide their own pants and shoes/boots. The volunteer must be professional looking.


Volunteers will not be reimbursed for expenses.

Housing Description

Volunteers must be prepared to live for weeks at a time at island duty stations. Stockton Island consists of running water, a propane heater, a refrigerator, and a small 2-burner stove for cooking. Volunteers are to bring their own food supplies. Volunteers should keep their schedules flexible and always bring extra supplies, in case of weather-related transportation delays. Volunteers may have to find housing in the local community which can be difficult to secure and expensive if there is a weather-related delay. Self-sufficiency is a must. Volunteers must be willing to share housing with rangers, researchers, or maintenance staff. Pets are not allowed.

Start Date - 2022-06-12

End Date - 2022-09-07

Activities include: Back Country/Wilderness;Campground/Site Host;General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Trail/Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Cabins

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