Campground Maintenance (October - December)

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Program Overview: Visitors from all over the world travel to Big Cypress National Preserve to see if they can catch a glimpse of an endangered Florida Panther, spot a flock of roseate spoonbills, and watch alligators in the wild. They walk along our boardwalks, viewing animals unlike anything they've seen before, and immerse themselves in the wonder of cypress domes. They come to canoe the water ways, hike in the back country, take an off-road vehicle ride, seek stunning vistas, and stop at the visitor centers to learn more about the swamp, pinelands, prairies, and cypress domes, history, and the many uses of the Preserve’s 729,000 acres.


Campground maintenance volunteers represent the National Park Service and are a valuable asset to the park’s campground operation. Maintenance Volunteers deal with a variety of people and personalities. Major duties and requirements of this position are listed below. Most of all, Big Cypress maintenance volunteers ensure that park visitors have as safe and enjoyable a visit as possible. As emissaries of the NPS, you can make the difference between an adequate and an excellent camping experience.


Volunteers will be issued uniform shirts, a jacket, and a hat but must supply their own khaki or dark brown pants, socks, and closed-toed shoes. In exchange for 32 hours of work each week (4, 8-hour days) Volunteers will be given a concrete or gravel RV pad with full-hookups.


Major Duties:

Ø Maintain/clean day-use areas and restrooms

Ø Mowing/trimming

Ø Camp site clean-up (may include wiping down tables, cleaning out fire pits, etc.)

Ø Collect trash to put in campground dumpsters

Ø Independently rove campgrounds looking for and removing discarded tires, batteries, cans, bottles, and trash

Ø Provide information to visitors in the campground.

Ø Maintain consistent communication with volunteer supervisor. Reports vandalism and safety hazards, as well as repairs needed to facilities.


The ability to communicate and work well with the other volunteers at the campground is a MUST.


If you enjoy having perfect weather during the coldest months of the year, this may be the job for you!


This position is from October 15th to December 30th. Extending a stay past the end of December is unlikely.

Start Date - 2024-10-15

End Date - 2024-12-31

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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.

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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.

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

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WHERE

33100 Tamiami Trail EastOchopee, FL 34141

(25.90061,-81.32225)
 

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

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