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Volunteer camphosting is an excellent way to live in some of the most beautiful places in the United States with free site and utilities in exchange for a few hours of work. Not only are you providing a valuable community service, you benefit financially as well.

Alabama State Parks

From their web page:

Among the volunteer opportunities are campground hosts and campground activity directors. Hosts usually serve forone month at a time and are provided a complimentary campsite during the period they serve. Their duties may include guest assistance, maintenance, security, and helping park staff with other tasks. The Campground Activity Director schedules and conducts entertainment and activities in the campground for the campers. Activities usually take place on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer months. Contact the park in which you would like to volunteer.

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Alaska State Parks

From their web page:

What is a Campground Host's Season?

The camping season in Alaska is generally from mid-May through mid-September. Some campgrounds have extended seasons and a couple are open year-round. Hosts are requested to volunteer 35 to 40 hours per week for at least four to six weeks. Hosts may stay the entire season and some areas may rotate hosts among campgrounds for a broader experience. Rangers will try to balance a host's schedule with visitor season demands. The minimum time commitment and length of season for a specific position is listed under the Season category with each position description.

Where Do Hosts Live?

Volunteer hosts live in their own RV, motorhome, or trailer, at a special camp site. Because campground hosts are the "ambassadors" for Alaska State Parks, their "residence" must be neat and well-maintained. Alaska State Park campgrounds are rustic, but clean and beautiful. Each campsite has a parking pad, a picnic table, and a firepit. Each campground has water, latrines, and refuse containers. Some host locations have access to telephone and electricity.

Click here to visit the Alaska State Parks Volunteer page.

Arizona State Parks

From their web page:

Campground Host Volunteers’ primary responsibility is to assist park visitors. This includes greeting visitors, helping them get settled, answering questions, receiving comments, communicating park rules and regulations and possibly collecting fees. Campground Hosts are also expected to be observant for activities within the park that require immediate attention by staff and/or outside emergency support. Hosts provide their own lodging (tent, camper, trailer, motorhome) and are provided a free campsite, most often with utility hook ups. The Park Manager or his/her designee will approve specific duty hours and assignments. The Park Manager or his/her designee will approve any change in duty schedules.

Click here to visit the Arizona State Parks Volunteer page.

Arkansas State Parks

There is not a specific volunteer page for Arkansas State Parks. Your best bet is to directly contact each park and see what program they have to offer. Start your research by clicking on this Arkansas State Parks link.

California State Parks

From their web page:

Camp host duties vary according to each park but generally include providing visitor information, staffing visitor centers and museums, maintenance projects and general housekeeping. Most hosts work approximately 20 hours a week and, in exchange for those services, the hosts are provided with a campsite during their stay.

Click here to visit the California State Parks Volunteer page.

Colorado State Parks

From their web page:

Do you like to spend time in the great outdoors of Colorado? Do you care about our environment and protecting our natural resources? If so, Colorado State Parks is for you! We need your help as a volunteer to increase the public’s understanding of conservation and natural resources by serving as a park naturalist, campground host, photographer, special events assistant, trail host and much, much more.

Click here to visit the Colorado State Parks Jobs page.

Delaware State Parks

From their web page:

Camp Host Benefits

  • Admission to all Delaware State Parks after 50 hours of service
  • Campsite with renewable agreement
  • Discount on merchandise purchases
  • Opportunity to learn or expand knowledge of area historical, wildlife and environment features
  • Park and staff events
  • Personal satisfaction in creating memorable experience for visitors and providing education about our natural resources.
  • Recognition
  • Special events
  • Training Opportunities
  • Uniform

Click here to visit the Delaware State Parks Camp Host page.

Florida State Parks

From their web page:

Campground hosts are "special" volunteers who aid the managers of a state park camping area. They answer campers' questions, help with maintenance and are available for late-night emergencies. In return, campground hosts get a free campsite and the satisfaction of performing an important and much-needed job.

Click here to visit the Florida State Parks Volunteer page.

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

From their web page:

The campground host program is one of our most popular volunteer opportunities. In exchange for a free campsite and utilities, campground hosts volunteer to meet and greet arriving campers, offer check-in assistance, perform minor maintenance tasks and meet visitors from all over the world.

Hosts volunteer for a minimum of two months up to a maximum of six months. Hosts contribute a minimum of 24 hours per week per couple.

Click here to visit the Georgia State Parks Volunteer page.

Idaho State Parks

From their web page:

Campground Hosts are park ambassadors. They perform a variety of tasks such as greeting visitors and handing out information, replacing restroom supplies, cleaning campsites, picking up litter, and informing the rangers about potential problems. Hosts serve as official greeters and must like people, be courteous, outgoing, and helpful to all park visitors. Host volunteers need to be physically capable of performing these duties.

You will be scheduled to work varied days and hours, not to exceed 40 hours per week. Hosts are asked to give full attention to their volunteer effort by not accepting employment outside the park during their stay as hosts. We ask for at least a 30 day commitment, however some assignments can also be for the entire camping season if desired.

We supply campground hosts with .....

  • Free camping with hookups and a sign for your campsite
  • A Volunteer Orientation Guidebook about Idaho State Parks
  • A uniform designating your status as volunteer - consisting of a cap, vest, patch, and name tag
  • Training by State Park personnel
  • Insurance for job-related medical costs

All you need to provide is your own Recreational Vehicle (RV).

Click here to visit the Idaho State Parks Volunteer page.

Illinois State Parks

The web page for the state's camp host program is very sparse. At their web page you may download a job description, application or apply online.

Click here to go to the Illinois Camp Host page.

Indiana State Parks

From their web page:

Campground Host/Volunteers In Parks(VIP)

The Division of State Parks and Reservoirs offers these volunteer programs that includefree or reduced camping fees. Properties may choose to offer eitheror both programs, depending on their needs and site availability.

You will need to directly contact the individual State Park where you are interested in being a Camp Host.

Click here to view a listing of Indiana State Parks.

Iowa State Parks

From their web page:

Goal: Campground hosts work with park rangers to ensure that campers have the best experience possible in our Iowa state parks. Live-in hosts provide a friendly presence in our campgrounds, perform valuable work, and act as models for other campers.

Sample Activities: Answering questions, explaining rules and regulations, helping with registration, directing people to points of interest, litter control, light maintenance, and added responsibilities in partnership with site supervisor.

Timeframe: At the discretion of the volunteer, and as park's schedule allows.

Worksite: State park campgrounds

Benefits: Designated free campsite in the part with a host sign; host cap or pin, volunteer awards and recognition from the DNR and the state of Iowa for valuable service performed.

Requirements: From May through September, the campground host volunteer serves as a "live-in" host at a state park or state forest campground for at least a four week period. A host's primary responsibility is to assist campers by answering questions and explaining rules that apply to them in a cheerful and helpful manner.

  • Volunteers should be familiar with state part and forest campground rules and the reasoning behind them.
  • Volunteers need to become familiar with local points of interest and the location where local services can be obtained; e.g., gas, bait, groceries.
  • Volunteers perform light maintenance work around the campground such as litter pickup, sweeping and stocking of supplies in vault toilet building; and making emergency minor repairs when possible; and various other duties.
  • State park volunteers may be requested to assist in the naturalist's campground program.
  • Volunteers will take no law enforcement measure other than being observant and advising users of unintentional infractions. Flagrant violators will be reported to state park personnel or the area forester responsible for the campground. Hosts may be asked to serve as a witness for flagrant violations that have been observed.
  • Volunteers will set an example by being model campers, practicing good housekeeping at all times in and around the host site, and by observing all rules.

Campground host on-duty hours will be mutually agreed between the campground manager and the host.

Applications will be accepted all summer. Please send complete applications to the park manager.

Click here to visit the Iowa Camp Host page.

Kansas State Parks

From their web page:

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are always needed at the state parks. Please call or visit the park if you're interested by late winter or early spring.

You will need to go to the Kansas State Parks home page and click on individual parks listed on their map and get the phone number of the park you are interested in. Call the individual park directly for volunteer information.

Click here to visit the Kansas State Parks page.

Louisiana State Parks

The Louisiana Volunteer Camp Host page has a link where you can download  a PDF document that gives detailed information about their Camp Host program.

Click here to visit the Louisiana Camp Host page. It is easier to right click on their "CLICK HERE" and choose save to your desktop rather than waiting for the PDF document to download.

Maine State Parks

From their web page:

Maine Volunteers in Parks

"Making a Difference..."

A Partnership in the Care of Maine's Great Resources

What is MVP?
MVP (Maine Volunteers in Parks) is a program designed to assist the Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands in preserving our cultural and natural resources while providing for public use and enjoyment. There are many varied kinds of volunteer assignments providing volunteers an opportunity to accomplish projects and activities they enjoy.

Discover the Volunteer Spirit
Maine Volunteers in Parks are a welcome addition to our State Park System. While experiencing personal benefits such as companionship, a sense of responsibility, work experience and learning new skills, MVPs help to enhance the quality and provide a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors to Maine state parks and historic sites. Whether you're interested in photography, history, art, maintenance work, public relations or office work, the MVP program can provide you with a meaningful volunteer experience.

Campground Host
Be a "resident" volunteer that assists visitors at our State Park campgrounds

Click here to visit the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Volunteer page.

Maryland State Parks

From their web page:

Become a volunteer Camp Host and help keep campgrounds clean and in good condition. In return for your generous efforts, you'll receive a free campsite.

Click here to visit the Maryland State Parks Camp Host page.

Michigan State Parks

From their web page:

Host Benefits

A Campground Host is a volunteer. An attractive benefit is free camping while providing volunteer services within a Michigan State campground. Also, you have the experience of living in Michigan's beautiful natural and historic areas.

Hosts can be individuals or teams such as a wife and husband. The schedules of our Volunteer Hosts allow them ample time to enjoy recreational activities with friends and family members. Hosts will have the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and perhaps develop new friendships. One of the most important benefits Hosts receive is a sense of satisfaction that comes in knowing you have helped make the camping experience more enjoyable for other campers.

Hosts Services

The primary responsibility of a Campground Host is to assist campers by answering questions and explaining rules in a pleasant and helpful manner. As a representative of the Michigan state park and state forest campground system, the Volunteer Campground Host will provide the following kinds of services:

  • Greet new campers.
  • Distribute interpretative information
  • Answer questions about the local area
  • Arrange campground activities such as camper coffee hours, kids fishing derbies, campfire sing-a-long and berry picking.
  • Perform other services depending on your capabilities and the campground facilities where assigned. 

Volunteer Campground Hosts take no law enforcement measures other than being observant and notifying park staff of problems. Our Volunteer Hosts are easily recognizable by their official vests, shirts, hats and nametags.

Required Activities

The following duties are required of each Campground Host:

  • Weekly Host Camper Coffee Hour (supplies provided)
  • Provide or Assist with a Weekly Activity
  • Daily Walk/Bike Tour of Campground
  • Loan Equipment (provided)
  • Construct and/or Maintain Bulletin Board
  • Create and/or Update Local Attractions Directory
  • Complete a Weekly Work Schedule
  • Post Hosts' Schedule and In/Out Sign
  • Attend Host Training (State Park Hosts only)

Minimum Requirements

  • Willing to provide services five days each week, including weekends and holidays (totaling approximately 30 hours per occupant).
  • Expected to serve a four consecutive week minimum period
  • May not be a DNR employee
  • Must provide own camping unit, equipment and personal items for your own stay.

Volunteer Campground Hosts are selected by state park and state forest managers. Managers may require an interview or request additional information on prospective volunteers. Selection is based on familiarity with the Michigan Campground System, camping experience, special skills, availability, knowledge of the surrounding area and needs of the park.

Click here to visit the Michigan State Parks Camp Host page.

Minnesota State Parks

From their web page:

Campground Host program

If you love camping and the outdoors, have a genuine interest in protecting natural resources, and are willing to assist other campers, you'd make an ideal campground host.

Campground Hosts will be required to provide services for four to five days of the week, to include weekends and holidays. They may be off-duty two to three week days. Work days and days off will be agreed to by the campground manager and the host.

Click here to visit the Minnesota State Parks Camp Host page.

Mississippi State Parks

The State of Mississippi web page provides no specific Camp Host information other than answering a question positively about whether volunteers were needed. Contact each State Park individually to see if there is a current need for a volunteer Camp Host.

Click here for a list of Mississippi State Parks.

Missouri State Parks

From their web page:

Campground Host

You may serve as a "live-in" host at one of our state park or historic site campgrounds. Your duties may include assisting campers by answering questions, performing light maintenance work and helping with campground activities. Campground hosts serve in return for use of a campsite.

Click here to visit the Missouri State Parks Volunteers page.

Montana State Parks

The State of Montana has it's volunteer Camp Host positions listed on the Campground Hosts web page.

Click here to view current openings for Montana State Parks Campground Host positions.

Nebraska State Parks

From their web page:

Campground Hosts Program

Are you an avid camper? Would you like to share your expertise with others and contribute to the enjoyment of your state park areas? If so, check out the Game and Parks Commission's Campground Host program.

Nebraska Campground Hosts are volunteers, who serve without pay, to share their camping knowhow and love of the outdoors. They welcome visitors, acquaint them with park facilitics, and act as liaison with the Commission's parks staff. It is an opportunity to develop some lasting friendships, while contributing to the betterment of Nebraska's park system. Hosts receive free camping, with electrical hookups, and, where available, use of the area's shower facilities. Not all Campground Host areas have showers. Hosts must supply their own camping equipment.

Click here to visit the Nebraska State Parks Camp Host page.

Nevada State Parks

From their web page:

Nevada State Parks needs volunteers! Volunteers provide a wide range of useful services to benefit both the parks and the visiting public. Campground hosts camp at a park for extended periods of time and provide general services such as greeting the public, providing information, cleaning the campground/facilities, fee system compliance checks, reporting any problems to the park rangers, and other related duties. The Campground Hosts usually locates "their" trailer or recreational vehicle (RV) in a campsite close to the campground's entrance.

Other volunteers may provide services like those of the campground host. Work assignments may include a number of services and interpretive functions. These should be based on the individual volunteer's knowledge, skills and interests. Groups such as scouts, civic and garden clubs often volunteer for special projects. These can include trail building, litter cleanup, fence construction, etc.

Click here to visit the Nevada State Parks Volunteers page.

New Mexico State Parks

From their web page:

Park Resident Volunteers...

receive a FREE campsite (with utility hookups where available) and hands-on training by experienced park staff. In exchange, a commitment of 24 hours a week per provided campsite is required. A two-month term of service is strongly encouraged. Schedules are flexible based on park needs and volunteer availability.

Click here to visit the New Mexico State Parks Volunteers page.

New York State Parks

From their web page:

The Camper Assistance Program (CAP) offers seasoned campers an opportunity to share their expertise and love of the outdoors with other people at campgrounds in parks throughout New York operated by the State's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

In return, CAP volunteers receive a free camping site.

CAP volunteers serve in a variety of ways...

  • welcoming campers and helping to enrich their camping experience;
  • helping new campers learn the "ways of the woods."
  • familiarizing campers with park programs and regulations;
  • assisting with recreation and nature programming;
  • checking and stocking facilities between the visits of regular maintenance crews;
  • setting an example by being model campers, practicing good housekeeping around their site and adhering to park rules and regulations;
  • acquainting patrons with the varied activities and facilities in the park and in the surrounding area.

Here's how CAP works:

Anyone can participate in the CAP program. All you need be is a seasoned camper, at least 18 years of age, willing to help others, and able to spend a minimum of two weeks at one of the participating state park campgrounds.

CAP volunteers serve for a minimum of two, maximum of four weeks, usually between Memorial Day and Labor Day at the park manager's discretion. They are on duty five days per week, including weekends and holidays. CAPs will be asked to work only two to five hours per day, but they may be on call at all times. In return for their services, they receive a free camping site during their duty. Additional campers may accompany the volunteer, within normal park rules.

You will have to contact each New York State Park directly to apply for a Host position.

Click here for a listing of New York State Parks.

North Dakota State Parks

From their web page:

Campground Host Program

In exchange for working a one to three month period, hosts receive free, full-service camping for the duration of their stay.

Click here to visit the North Dakota State Parks Camp Host page.

Ohio State Parks

From their web page:

Campground Host - Those who enjoy camping and meeting people are invited to apply for Host positions in parks with a campground. In exchange for 20 hours of work per week, they receive a complimentary campsite. Duties include greeting campers, helping them at their site, beautification, special events, and being a model camper and setting an excellent example for others. This is a great opportunity for a couple that loves camping to work side by side.

Click here to visit the Ohio State Parks Volunteer Program

Oregon State Parks

From their web page:

All park hosts – campground, program and caretaker – share the same benefits package, which includes:

  • Campsite – Hosts are required to live and work in the park, and will be provided a campsite free of charge.
  • Provided supplies – Uniforms, including caps, vests, pins, and name tags.
  • Recognition – Any host volunteering 1,000 or more hours of service is entitled to a recognition pin. Service bars are added every 2,000 hours, up to 12,000.
  • Gatherings – A weekend campout for hosts – The Host Rendezvous – is held every two years. Hosts gather to discuss current needs and issues, to participate in informal training sessions, and to have a good time.
  • Insurance – Workers' Compensation and tort liability insurance is provided by OPRD when you serve as a volunteer. All hosts are covered by Workers' Compensation insurance while on duty. This insurance is to help pay damage claims and medical expenses. All OPRD volunteers are covered by the State of Oregon for civil liability. This protects volunteers from being liable for claims of negligence or injury to others under these conditions: you are working on a state agency task assigned by an authorized supervisor, you limit your actions to the duties assigned, and you perform your duties in good faith and do not act in a reckless manner or with the intent to inflict harm on others. OPRD does not provide personal property insurance. It is strongly recommended you have all personal property covered by your own insurance. OPRD will not, and cannot, replace any lost, stolen, or damaged property.

Click here to visit the Oregon State Parks Camp Host page.

Pennsylvania State Parks

From their web page:

Campground Hosts

Do you like. . .

. . . Camping in a beautiful area and meeting interesting people?
. . . Free use of a campground host site? (Many have electric, water and sewer hookup.)
. . . Worker's compensation if injured while working?
. . . Helping others?

. . . then the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks has a volunteer position for you. Be a campground host.

Volunteer campground hosts must be available to setup camp for two weeks or more periods and be available five days a week, eight hours a day, including holidays and weekends. The eight hours in a day will probably be staggered to accommodate heavy use times, leaving you time to hike or swim or pursue other hobbies and activities.

After a short park orientation and service effectiveness training course you're ready to start helping others enjoy Pennsylvania State Parks while having fun.

Click here to visit the Pennsylvania State Parks Volunteer Program.

South Carolina State Parks

From their web page:

Campground Host Program

The campground host program is a successful part of the “Volunteers in Parks” program. It is conducted only at parks with a campground operation, a qualified volunteer, and where the district manager has determined a campground host will serve a genuine need of the park.

The primary objective of the campground host is to serve as a park representative, providing information and assistance to park visitors. The campground host also assists with other campground operations, as determined necessary.

The host will be required to provide a minimum of four hours per day, five days a week. This program usually begins around March and usually terminates around November. Campground hosts must be in good health and physical condition and must be able to deal tactfully and cordially with the public.

Click here to visit the South Carolina State Parks Volunteer Program.

South Dakota State Parks

From their web page:

Work Schedule

Campground hosts each work a minimum of 24 hours per week (including weekends and holidays) for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 90 days performing a variety of visitor service and light maintenance duties (see below). Hosts are considered "on-call" at all times of the day or night. Hosts will take time off sometime Monday through Thursday. All hosts will have specific duties and scheduled times to work.


Hosts are provided a free campsite located in or near the campgrounds. Each site has electrical hook-ups. A few parks have full hook-ups for Hosts. Hosts provide their own housing, personal items and transportation.

Click here to visit the South Dakota State Parks Camp Host page.

Tennessee State Parks

From their web page:

Volunteer Campground Hosts - Individuals interested in becoming a Volunteer Campground Host should contact the Park Manager for the park they are interested in. For any given park, notices shall be posted in the camper's check-in and sent to local camping clubs.

Campground host applications are available from the parks participating in this program or by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator at  tnstateparks.volunteer@state.tn.us or

Click here to visit the Tennessee State Parks Volunteer Program web page for available openings.

Texas State Parks

From their web page:

Park Host Program

Park Hosts are volunteers who supplement park staff and serve as a representative of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Hosts greet campers and give assistance to park visitors and park staff.

Where do Hosts serve?

More than fifty State Parks have Host positions available. These parks are located throughout the state in a variety of scenic settings. Most parks have opportunities for fishing, hiking, viewing wildlife and other recreational activities. Each park has its own unique features and special qualities.

When are Hosts needed?

The use of Park Hosts depends on the visitation at each park. Hosts are used seasonally in some, and at all times of the year in others. Hosts usually serve a minimum of one month; this may be extended with the approval of the Park Superintendent.

What are the duties of a Host?

The primary duty of the Park Host is to assist park visitors by providing information. Hosts will need to become familiar with park regulations and points of interest in and near the park. Hosts may also be asked to perform duties such as litter collection and light maintenance. Hosts will serve about 25 hours per week and be given days when they will not be on duty. In addition, as a representative of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Hosts should maintain their campsite in an orderly manner. Hosts will not perform law enforcement duties.

It's easy to volunteer!

As full-time volunteers, all camping and entrance fees are waived for park hosts. Host sites have water and electrical hookups, and many furnish sewer hookups as well. Hosts will be trained by park staff, and uniform items are provided to identify them as park volunteers.

Click here for more information about the Texas State Parks Host Program.

Utah State Parks

From their web page:

Camphosts Greet park visitors and provide information regarding the park and surrounding areas. Collect user fees. Assist in the maintenance, cleaning and general upkeep of the campground. Oversee campground activities to deter any vandalism from occurring. Most of our parks have full hookups for campground hosts in exchange for 30 or more hours a week of volunteer efforts.

Click here for current openings for the Utah State Parks Host Program.

Vermont State Parks

From their web page:

Camping Volunteers

Camping volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum 6 week stay. Volunteers work 30 hours per week and receive free use of a campsite with hookups (most have water, electric and sewer), propane refills, free admission to State Parks, and discounted or free admission to many Vermont tourist attractions. Volunteers provide their own self-contained camping equipment. All staff with pets abide by Park Pet Regulations and set an example for our guests.

Camping Volunteers are provided with identification and staff uniforms. When necessary, volunteers can be reimbursed for mileage when incurred on official business. Duties and schedules vary and are set by the Park Ranger (manager) at a specific park depending on the needs of the park, staff, and volunteers. Generally, volunteers work between 3-5 days per week and receive consecutive days off.

Click here for application form for the Vermont State Parks Host Program.

Virginia State Parks

From their web page:

Become a Virginia State Parks Campground Host or Park Host. It's one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself and Virginia's outdoors. Camp for free for 30-90 days at any of 19 participating parks, natural areas and historic sites across the state in exchange for volunteer services.

Click here to visit the Virginia State Parks Volunteer page.

Washington State Parks

From their web page:

Volunteer hosts help park staff with routine visitor services such as greeting guests, answering questions, and dispensing information in exchange for free camping or boat moorage. (See "Volunteer Benefits" below.) Hosts are used in campgrounds, marine parks, interpretive centers and programs and Environmental Learning Centers.

Campground Hosts receive free campsite and utility hookups at the park where they volunteer (minimum 30-day stay with a commitment of 28 hours each week per host site).
Marine Park Hosts receive free boat moorage at the park where they volunteer (minimum 14-day stay).

Click here to visit the Washington State Parks Volunteer page.

West Virginia State Parks

From their web page:

West Virginia State Parks Campground Host Program

Benefits include:

  • Free campsite with electric and water hook-up (where available) at the park/forest or wildlife management area.
  • Free use of other recreational facilities at the sponsoring park. All benefits are at the discretion of the park superintendent.

Duties may include:

  • Greet, welcome, answer questions, and orient campers to the facilities and local area.
  • Understand and be able to explain general rules and regulations to campers.
  • Set an example to other campers by keeping host site neat and clean.
  • Help with the day-to-day operations of campground.
  • Assist with campground maintenance, pick up litter, light janitorial duties, maintenance, bathroom cleaning and replenishing of rest room supplies.
  • Assist with check-in of campers.

Click here to visit the West Virginia State Parks Volunteer page.

Wisconsin State Parks

From their web page:

Campground hosts set an example by being model campers, practicing good housekeeping, and obeying all rules and regulations. Hosts live in a free campsite at the campground for an extended time and volunteer a few hours a day. As a representative of the Department of Natural Resources, a host:

  • Greets new visitors
  • Hands out literature
  • Answers questions about the property and local area
  • Performs minor maintenance tasks
  • Shares camping experiences
  • Assists other campers as needed
  • Is alert to visitor's needs, comments, complaints, etc.

Most Wisconsin state parks with campgrounds have hosts. Campground hosts are selected based on interests and familiarity with the park system, camping experience, customer service experience, and knowledge of the surrounding area. If you're interested in becoming one, send a volunteer application to the park or forest where you'd like to work.

Click here for Wisconsin State Parks Volunteer Page..

Wyoming State Parks

There are numerous volunteer opportunities in Wyoming State parks.

Click here to see a list of current Wyoming State Park Volunteers needed.

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