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Camp Host Description of Service

Volunteer will serve as a camp host on the Tonto National Forest-Payson Ranger District. Volunteer’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Working a minimum of 24 hours per week including weekends. Greet Forest visitors with pertinent local information and reminders of the Forest Service rules and regulations. Camp Host also inform the public about camper safety, answer questions related to local recreation opportunities, and report compliance and maintenance problems to appropriate Forest Service personnel. Camp Host are expected to keep track of reservations in their campground by reviewing Daily Arrival Reports and updating campsite post signs. The ability to conduct light maintenance, such as monitoring restrooms, picking up ground litter, general painting, and tree trimming/vegetation control is required of all camp host positions. Camp Host are not to act in a law enforcement capacity. Camp Host must be prepared to work under varied conditions, including inclement weather.

Camp Host are responsible for the routine and deferred maintenance of grounds and facilities within developed Forest Service recreation sites and /or conducting routine service and repairs to Forest Service tools and equipment. Camp Host may work alone on specifically assigned projects or may work as part of a team to identify the maintenance needs of a site, including, but not limited to, general landscaping, mowing, weed-eating, tree trimming, hedging, painting buildings, kiosks, curbing and railings, sweeping sidewalks, stairways, replacing and installing signage, removing litter and debris, maintaining dumpsters, removing graffiti, cleaning up abandoned campfires and emptying fire grills. Special projects for volunteers with the appropriate training may include small engine repairs, design and metal fabrication, solar equipment maintenance, installation of kiosks or signage, revegetation of desert plants and earthwork and excavation projects.

Camp Host will be required to undergo audiometric testing prior to the use of any motorized tools or equipment. Ear protection is required while operating any motorized tools or equipment.

Camp Host involved in cleaning vault toilets must attend a Forest Service certified blood borne pathogen course. Hepatitis B vaccine will be offered to any volunteers at risk of contact with bodily fluids, paid for by the Forest Service.

Camp Host will be provided a camping spot at the discretion of the Forest Service Supervisor for their approved recreational vehicle and the agreed upon duration of the volunteer duties. The camping spot provided will be the personal space of the volunteer, subject to rules and regulations of the campground, and the volunteer will be considered off duty for time spent in the camping spot. Camp Host will know and understand the Campsite Expectations.

Start Date - 2023-03-01

End Date - 2023-11-01

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

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Camp Sites;RV/Trailer Pads

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About USDA Forest Service


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.


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.


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Emergency & Safety, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


1009 E Highway 260Payson, AZ 85541



  • Environmental Education
  • Administrative Support
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation




  • Sunday;Friday;Saturday

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