Job Title: Campground Host
Location: Long Pine Key and Flamingo Campgrounds
Project Duration: Mid-November to mid-April
Hours Per Week: 32 hours/week, Sun-Sat
Hours Per Month: Flexible
Description of Duties: Campground Hosts have an invaluable role in the park. By providing information to campers about park resources and recreational opportunities, campground hosts greatly enhance the connection and understanding visitors have to the Everglades. Duties include greeting visitors and campers and providing them with information and assistance, assisting campground rangers with camper registration by performing site occupancy checks, maintaining radio and telephone communication with park dispatch and patrol rangers on campground activities, and assisting in the maintenance and upkeep of campground sites and facilities by carrying out light maintenance projects, including cleaning fire rings, painting and weeding. Positions for campground hosts are few and are very competitive.
Benefits: Volunteers will live in a beautiful campground inside the national park and will have the opportunity to talk with people from all over the world. A uniform will be provided. RV hook-up sites are available for this position.
Goal/Outcome of Position: To provide a safe and enjoyable camping experience for visitors. To assist park staff in protecting park resources
Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired: Enjoy working with the public. Have knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, park natural and cultural resources. Have ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages. Be able to remain calm and courteous during occasional hectic and emergency situations.
Did You Know?
Limestone is the porous, sedimentary rock you see in the Everglades. These rocks are made of calcium and contain fossils of sea life, evidence of ancient seas that once covered the area. The limestone aquifer under the Everglades acts as the principal water recharge area for all of south Florida.