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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management

Hosts Duties: Hosts will serve as representatives at popular recreation sites for the Bureau of Land Management. They will interact with visitors and commercial outfitters, assist in managing campgrounds and boat ramps, and perform minor maintenance at BLM facilities. Volunteers will be tasked with cleaning restrooms, disposing trash containers, and performing light maintenance at campsites. Camp Hosts will also have the opportunity to assist Park Rangers on various projects along the 20 mile river corridor.


Dates Needed: Hosts are needed for a minimum of two months from May 1st to October 3rd . Campground hosts are expected to volunteer at least 32 hours a week. Volunteers are required to work on weekends and holidays.


Work Environment: Hosts will be working outdoors at an altitude of 7,000 ft. and will be exposed to a variety of weather conditions with temperatures ranging from 30 - 90 degrees.


Volunteer Requirements:


- Volunteer must be able to work on weekends and holidays

- Volunteer must be able to work outdoors standing for long periods of time in variable weather conditions

- Volunteer must provide their own camper or RV

- Volunteer cannot be employed by an outfitter who has a permit with the Kremmling BLM Office

- Volunteer must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

- Volunteer must possess a valid state drivers license and complete a defensive driver training

- Volunteer must be able to effectively communicate with a diverse visitor base


Reimbursement: Volunteers who assist the BLM for at least 32 hours a week and consistently complete assigned duties will be eligible for a $38.00 per day volunteered reimbursement. Volunteers will also have a camper pad provided for them by the BLM.


Camp Host Locations:


Pumphouse Recreation Site and Campground is located approximately 13 miles southwest of Kremmling, CO. Pumphouse is a float boat put-in point for commercial and private rafting, kayaking, and fishing trips on the Colorado River. Pumphouse has three raft launch sites, 18 individual campsites, 2 group campsites, trailheads, and picnic areas. Electric, water, and sewer hook-ups are available for hosts. Pumphouse is the most popular recreation site in the Upper Colorado River Special Recreation Management Area and sees between 40,000 and 80,000 visitors between April and November. Pumphouse is located along the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway. There is no cell service at this site. Volunteers will be provided with a radio to communicate with BLM staff and emergency personnel.


Radium Recreation Site and Campground is located approximately 5 miles downriver from Pumphouse Recreation Site (16 miles southwest of Kremmling and 25 miles from Edwards, CO). Radium has two raft launch sites, 9 individual campsites, 2 group campsites, and picnic areas. Electric and sewer RV hook-ups are available for hosts. Potable water hookups are not available. Radium can see around 40,000 visitors between April and November. There is no cell service at Radium. Volunteers will be provided with a radio to communicate with BLM staff and emergency personnel.


State Bridge Boat Launch - There is no campground at this site. State Bridge is a day use site with a picnic area and boat launch. The site includes two boat take-outs, two vault toilets, picnic areas, and a large parking lot. Non-potable water, electricity, and sewer are available for hosts. The main duties for the host are to keep recreation facilities clean, monitor the public boat ramp, and provide information to the public. State Bridge is located on Highway 131 about 20 miles from Edwards, CO. There is no cell phone service at this site. Volunteers will be provided with a radio to communicate with BLM staff and emergency personnel.


Surrounding Communities:


Pumphouse, Radium, and State Bridge recreation sites are located on the Colorado River between Kremmling, CO and Bond, CO. Kremmling offers services such as gasoline, groceries, restaurants, and medical facilities. Large resort communities including Vail, Steamboat Springs, and Breckenridge are all less than 75 miles away.

Start Date - 2022-05-01

End Date - 2022-10-03

Activities include: Campground/Site Host;Campground Maintenance;General Assistance;Trail/Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management

Location:

760 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506, US

Mission Statement

The Bureau of Land Management's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Description

The BLM manages 245 million acres of public lands and 700 million acres of mineral estate. These public lands and subsurface acres are integral to the lives and livelihoods of communities and families across the country. We promote multiple-use on public lands to maximize opportunities for commercial, recreational, and conservation activities. This promotes healthy and productive public lands that create jobs in local communities while supporting traditional land uses such as responsible energy development, timber harvesting, grazing, and recreation, including hunting and fishing.

CAUSE AREAS

Employment
Sports & Recreation
Veterans & Military Families
Employment, Sports & Recreation, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2103 East Park AvenueKremmling, CO 80459

(40.05758,-106.36896)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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