Education Camp Caretaker

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

PLEASE NOTE: This is a full-time, 32-40 hour a week position that requires the volunteer(s) to have an RV and to live onsite. Applicants who cannot meet these specifications will not be considered. Couples may apply. If a couple is selected, each individual will be required to work 32-40 hours a week to be eligible to live on the RV pad.

There are two locations for this position. One of the camps is at Hidden Lake, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead FL 33034, the other camp is located at Loop Road, 36000 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33194. Please indicate in the write-up section of the application if you are willing to serve at only one or both locations.

Volunteers work at the Loop Road Environmental Education Center or at Hidden Lake Education

Center. These centers offer curriculum-based programs for 5th -12th grade students. Volunteers

are required to assist rangers, teachers, and students obtain everything they need for a top-

notch residential learning experience. Volunteers carry out projects and duties that have a

direct impact on the students' hands-on experience in the park. This is a fun, busy and very

energetic experience.

School groups from the surrounding communities visit Everglades National Park for a three

day/two-night camping experience. Students hike, slog and take part in a variety of programs,

all the while learning about Everglades ecosystems and the importance of protecting and

preserving them.

Both the Hidden Lake and Loop Road Environmental Education Centers have two positions (couples are accepted at each location) open each year starting from early - mid November until the beginning of April. Weekly hours typically average 32 hours, though work is often necessary five days per week. Selection priority will only be given to those volunteers that commit to the full-term.

An RV site with full hook-ups is available for volunteers. A minimum of 32 hours per person per week is required for free housing. Free laundry facilities are available in the housing area. Loop Road volunteers live onsite and are available after hours to assist with teacher requests. Hidden Lake volunteers live in the nearby Pine Island housing area with other employees and volunteers

If you have additional questions, please contact Denise Diaz at, or Patricia Palma at

Start Date - 2024-11-04

End Date - 2025-04-11

Activities include: Campground/Site Host;Campground Maintenance;Conservation Education;Construction/Maintenance;General Assistance;Trail/Campground Maintenance

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