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    Greenbelt

    Park Maryland

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Campground Host

Click here to apply for the Volunteer Campground Host for Greenbelt Park.
This link will bring you to volunteer.gov/gov.

On Volunteer.gov/gov, you have the ability to search by State and City, Agency, or Opportunity type.

The quickest way is to type in Greenbelt, Maryland, National Park Service, and Campground Hosts. Volunteer.gov/gov will then show our campground host opportunities.

The Greenbelt campground is located in Greenbelt, Maryland located 13 miles from the White House. Greenbelt is in the Maryland suburbs. The park has over 1100 acres and is termed as an urban oasis. The campground has 174 sites with hot showers and bathroom facilities. The host receives electric, sewer, and water hookups in exchange for host duties. Host duties include doing a patrol in the park at dusk locking two gates and patrolling through the campground to greet campers. There is NO law enforcement duties, bathroom cleanup or fee collection in the host position at Greenbelt. The ranger staff is on duty until 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Summer. The host position usually lasts three to four months depending on the park and host needs.

About the VIP Campground Host Program at Greenbelt Park.

Greenbelt Park is a retreat from the pressures of city life and a refuge for native plants and animals just twelve miles from the White House and Capitol.

Greenbelt Park Volunteer Campground Hosts receive electric, water, and sewer hookups for exchange for host duties. The duties include greeting visitors in the campground at night, closing and locking gates in the park, and being a representative of the National Park Service while the staff is not on site. The host will volunteer for three or four months depending on park and host needs. The host duties does not include collecting campground fees.

The process includes applying online or in person, answering a questionairre, and final selection.

We usually select the hosts from nine to twelve months ahead of time.

Call the Greenbelt Park Volunteer coordinator at 301-344-3944 for more information.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

a picture of a statue of Frederick Douglass

Greenbelt Park (located in Maryland) is a part of National Capital Parks East. NCP East consists of parks including Fort Washington, Oxon Hill Farm, Frederick Douglass Historic Site, Anacostia Park, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Mary McLeod Bethune House.