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Campground Host: Texas Spring Campground (Fall 2023)

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

*Candidates must have a motorhome (RV or trailer) no longer than 25ft and is able to run on solar-assisted battery to be considered for the position!*


Texas Spring Campground:

This first-come first-serve campground is located in the foothills of the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley National Park. It is open seasonally between mid-October and mid-April. It has 92 sites. The lower loop of the campground is tent only. The upper loop accommodates both tents and RVs. Generator use is prohibited in this campground. All sites have a fire pit and picnic table. Some campsites have trees that offer limited shade, but most are unshaded. There are restrooms with flush toilets and running water. The camp host site has water, sewer, and solar panels. More campground information can be found here: Texas Springs Campground - Death Valley National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)


Most cell phone carriers work in the Furnace Creek area, but reception can be limited or even non-existent during periods of high visitation. There are some amenities located half a mile from the campground including a few restaurants, small convenience store, gas station, post office, laundry facilities, pool, and golf course. WIFI is NOT provided in the campground, but hosts can pay for internet access at the private resort located a half mile from the campground. Previous hosts have been successful with bringing in their own satellites and having their own internet setup. If you work remotely, reliable internet is your responsibility.


General Position Description:

´╗┐Camp hosts reside in their own RV and are responsible for greeting visitors and helping guests solve problems in a friendly and professional manner. Hosts wear the National Park Service Volunteer-in-Parks (VIP) uniform while on duty. Camp hosts must work well with people, provide excellent customer service, while being neat in appearance. Hosts are responsible for performing compliance checks on foot, three times a day, including other duties mentioned below. Candidates must be able to walk between 1-5 miles a day in all kinds of weather. Hosts are expected to work 32 to 40 hours a week, often during busy holidays and weekends. Fee Collection is NOT required of camp hosts. A minimum commitment of 3 months is preferred.


Compensation:

Hosts are provided partial hookup sites (water, sewer, and solar-assisted battery power) within the campground. It is able to fit a maximum RV length of 25ft. Free laundry facilities are available for use in Cow Creek. Reimbursement is provided for propane use. Volunteers have access to the employee pool.

Start Date - 2023-10-11

End Date - 2024-01-15

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

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About National Park Service

Location:

1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Description

The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

CA-190Death Valley, CA 92328

(36.55127,-116.89104)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Sunday;Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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