Black Mesa Ranger district volunteer camp hosts positions

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ORGANIZATION: Black Mesa Ranger District


Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Black Mesa Ranger District

We are seeking motivated individuals or couples to fill several volunteer host positions in the Rim Lakes Recreation Area on the Mogollon Rim for the 2023 summer season. Hosts represent the Forest Service in public contacts with visitors by giving directions, explaining rules and regulations, answering questions, and providing information. They report vandalism and other problems to Forest Service personnel. They also perform minor maintenance, rake sites, clean fire rings and picnic tables, pick up litter and monitor area usage.

A host must work well with people, be personable, neat in appearance, and behave in a manner appropriate to the workplace. They will be required to be on site a minimum of 32 hours per week, especially on weekends and heavy use holidays. The host’s position involves walking, raking, shoveling and working outside in a variety of weather conditions. This may include standing, bending, twisting, carrying, and lifting. An enclosed travel trailer or RV is required. Trash pick-up is provided as well as a free campsite. No hook ups are available, this is a boondocking position in a dispersed camping area. Position is NOT required to collect fees from campers or visitors. Hosting provides a wonderful opportunity to escape the heat of the valley and spend the summer in the cool mountain comfort of the Mogollon Rim that combines pleasure and relaxation with the enjoyment and stimulation of meeting new people. Contact the volunteer coordinator Stephanie Rainey at (928) 535-7341 or by email at or stop by our office located at 2748 East Highway 260, Overgaard, AZ to pick up an application. We hope you will consider becoming a part of our recreation team this summer.

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About Black Mesa Ranger District


2748 Hwy 260, Overgaard, AZ 85933, US

Mission Statement

Motto: Caring for the Land and Serving People The phrase, "Caring for the Land and Serving People," captures the Forest Service mission. As set forth in law, the mission is to achieve quality land management under the sustainable multiple-use management concept to meet the diverse needs of people:


The American people can count on the Forest Service to perform.
Guiding Principles
To realize our mission and vision, we follow these 13 guiding principles:

We use an ecological approach to the multiple-use management of the National Forests and Grasslands.
We use the best scientific knowledge in making decisions and select the most appropriate technologies in the management of resources.
We are good neighbors who respect private property rights.
We strive for quality and excellence in everything we do and are sensitive to the effects of our decisions on people and resources.
We strive to meet the needs of our customers in fair, friendly, and open ways.
We form partnerships to achieve shared goals.
We promote grassroots participation in our decisions and activities.
We value and trust one another and share leadership.
We value a multicultural organization as essential to our success.
We maintain high professional and ethical standards.
We are responsible and accountable for what we do.
We recognize and accept that some conflict is natural and we strive to deal with it professionally.
We follow laws, regulations, executive direction, and congressional intent.




We'll work with your schedule.


2748 Arizona 260Heber-Overgaard, AZ 85933



  • General Education
  • Outdoor Recreation




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 32 hours a week, 8 hour shifts, Thursdays to Sundays, starting May 15th and ending Sept 8th
  • Must have enclosed RV or travel trailer. No hook ups are available. This is a boondocking position.

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