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Illinois River Forks State Park Is Seeking
Park Hosts For Summer 2015
Park Host - Illinois River Forks State Park
June 2015 (30 days)
Illinois River Forks State Park is located in southwest Oregon a half mile south of Cave Junction, the
gateway to Oregon Caves National Monument.
An RV site with electric, water, and septic hook up is provided for volunteers. Daytime temperatures in the
summer are in the 90s and generally drop into the 50s at night. No pay or stipend offered.
Volunteers are scheduled to work 6 hours a day for a single host (30 hours per week) and 4 hours per person
for a host team (40 hours per week - 20 hours each person). Volunteers must have an ability to work
independently and interact with visiting groups composed of people of all ages, abilities, ideologies, and
Responsibilities include opening and closing the entrance gate, grounds upkeep (litter patrol, empty trash
cans, etc), and assure the restroom is stocked with toilet paper, floor is swept, and trash is emptied.
The state park is located in a valley surrounded by the Siskiyou Mountains, a rugged section of the coast
range that is the source of water for the two rivers that merge at this park (the forks). The park has been
a popular community swimming hole for many decades and most of the visitors are families with children as
well as retirees and travelers passing through the region. Wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, and
Oregon Caves National Monument are within a 30 mile drive of the park. Redwood National Park and the
Pacific Ocean are less than 60 miles to the south. Crater Lake National Park and the crest of the Cascade
Mountains are about 150 miles to the east. Cave Junction has a grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants,
service stations, churches, schools, and senior center.
Rebekah Owens, State Park 541-761-0016 - Send an email to Rebeka at:
Roger Brandt - Adopt-a-Park Coordinator 541 592-4316 Send an email to Roger at:
Click Here For More information about the park and local region
Work Campers Needed At Smokejumper Museum
For Tour Leader and Grounds Maintenance Positions
Start and End Dates
Position starts March 1st.
The historic Siskiyou Smokejumper Base is the oldest standing smokejumper base in the nation and has
been restored to its original appearance through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers during the past 10
years. The site is located inside the fenced perimeter of an airport and has a lawn covered area that is
used for camping by visiting pilots. One of the historic buildings is used as a visitor center while this
and other buildings have interiors restored to their original historic appearance and are used for guided
Be on call to lead tours; maintain grounds (watering, mowing, raking, etc); maintain restroom (toilet
paper, sweeping, trash removal, etc); conduct cash transactions in visitor center store.
Volunteers are scheduled to work 8 hours per day for a minimum of 5 days. Schedules can be flexed to
allow for longer weekends to get out and explore the region. Skills necessary for this position include:
Volunteers must have an ability to work independently and interact with visiting groups composed of people
of all ages, abilities, ideologies, and nationalities. Tours may require standing for long periods,
especially during times of high visitation. Tours that take place late in the day may require working for
periods of time when temperatures are in the 90s. Grounds upkeep includes litter patrol and the physical
ability to move hoses, work with hand tools (broom, rake, shovel, etc), and operate powered equipment (lawn
mower, weed eater, etc). Restroom upkeep generally involves assuring toilet paper is stocked, floor is
swept, and trash is emptied. Volunteers may need to conduct occasional sales of gift and food items in the
visitor center and must have an ability to make general cash transactions.
Housing and Utilities
An RV site with electric, water, and septic hook up is provided. Wireless internet is available on the
base. The site is partially shaded by trees in the warmer afternoons. Temperatures generally drop into the
50s at night. A mill is nearby but generally only operates during the day. Highway 199 also is nearby but
traffic tends to drop off to occasional cars and trucks passing during the night.
The historic smokejumper base is located in a valley surrounded by the Siskiyou Mountains with a
watershed that is one of the most important salmon spawning rivers in the Pacific Northwest. A small state
park and unusual botanical area is located half a mile to the south with 3-4 miles of walking routes. There
are three wilderness areas within a 30 mile drive and it is about the same distance to Oregon Caves
National Monument. The Wild and Scenic Illinois River corridor begins ten miles to the north and the Wild
and Scenic Smith River is 20 miles to the south. The Jefferson State Scenic Byway starts three miles south
of the base and can be followed for 40 miles to the Klamath River and trails leading into the Marble
Mountain Wilderness. Redwood National Park, Tolowa Dunes State Park, Smith River National Recreation Area,
and the Pacific Ocean are less than 60 miles to the south. Crater Lake National Park and wilderness areas
along the crest of the Cascade Mountains are about 100 miles to the east. The Wild and Scenic Rogue River
is located 35 miles north near Grants Pass and raft trips through the remote sections of the river are
Gary Buck - President Siskiyou Smokejumper
541 441-4804 cell
Send email to Gary at .
Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum
County Park In Oregon Is Seeking A Park
Clatsop County Parks Department is seeking a year-round Park Caretaker to help operate
and maintain Cullaby Lake County Park on a one-year contract beginning May 1st, 2015 through April
Cullaby Lake County Park is a 165-acre day use park located on the shores of the largest lake on the
northern Oregon coast. The Park is within 5 miles of groceries and shopping, and less than 2 miles from the
Duties include opening and closing the park gate each day, visitor assitance, custodial work, and
occasional light facilities maintenance. The County provides full hook ups including electric, water, and
sewer as well as garbage, local phone service and monthly stipend.
Contact: Park Ranger Corey Johnson at 503-325-9306, or via email for
more information and application.
Shorewood RV Park is Accepting Applications
for Work Campers for the 2015 Spring/Summer Season
If you are looking for a relaxed stay on the Oregon coast with space rent and amenities
in exchange for 20 hours per week of duties around the park, we are the park for you! The park
is located on the beach just 12 miles north of Tillamook, near some of the best fishing, clamming,
kite flying, beach combing and whale watching on the coast. We are known as the 'quiet, peaceful
park' on the Oregon coast.
We are looking for cheerful, outgoing couples to help us run our park. You
will need your own RV. This is a non-paying position but your site and amenities of water, sewer, garbage,
electricity, propane, wi-fi, television and laundry facilities are yours in exchange for giving the park 20
hours per week in return - that is 20 hours per team. A criminal background check and drug test are
required prior to hiring.
Visit our website at www.shorewoodrvpark.com! Mail to 17600 Ocean Blvd., Rockaway Beach OR 97136 or email, your resume
including a photograph of yourselves and your unit and/or email questions
to or call us at 503 355-2278. Ask for
Sally or Sue.
Park Host Needed At River Forks Park -
Douglas County Parks Department
Provide direct service to the public to accommodate the recreational needs of users at
River Forks Park. Will maintain and enforce regulations as a caretaker and watchman of a County
Caretaker will receive housing at park rent free for their voluntary
duties for the term of their contract.
EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL
1. Provide assistance to park visitors, which include: recreational
information, assist with problems, deliver messages, maintain information center.
2. Patrol park/recreational site area; remind users of department
policy and procedures; assure all users have left area before closing/lock up time.
3. Perform general maintenance of park facilities, grounds, and
equipment; includes: daily cleaning of restrooms and wading pools, restock supplies; cleaning of other
building, fire pits, picnic tables; unclog drains; general grounds upkeep; irrigate, weed, and mow;
inspect shoreline maintenance at reservoirs.
4. Open and close park gate daily.
Please visit http://www.co.douglas.or.us/parks/pdfs/VolunteerParkHostapplication.pdf
for application. Please complete application, background
authorization form and return to 541-957-2062 (fax), email
, or mail to Douglas County Parks, Justice Building Room 116, Roseburg OR
For information related to other available park host positions please
Work is performed within established park policy and procedure,
grounds and building maintenance reference materials, cleaning product reference materials and
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK
Regular and consistent attendance is required. Work is performed
primarily in a park environment; may require bending, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing voice
conversation, lifting up to 35 pounds, operating power tools and equipment, pulling, pushing, reaching
standing and walking. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts
and sometimes adverse weather conditions. A reasonable amount of driving is required.
Volunteer At Camp Wilkerson County
Do you have an RV and want to volunteer in beautiful Oregon? Camp Wilkerson is
looking for a volunteer to assist the park host. This 280-acre secluded, forested site is a
favorite among youth organizations and other groups. It's easy to "get back to nature" at this
beautiful park. Duties would include assisting campers, light cleaning, selling firewood, mowing,
If you are interested, please contact Teresa Golson ASAP at
503-366-3965 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view
our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CampWilkerson for photos of the park.
Visit our website at www.co.columbia.or.us/parks.
Camp Host Couple Needed At Maple Lane RV
Park & Marina
We are located 14 miles east of Florence Oregon right on the Siuslaw River. We are open
year around. We have 46 spaces plus 26 space dock on the river.
Looking for full time camp host couple. Duties will include
the management of the RV Park year around. Taking of reservations, Fee collection, paper work that goes
with the office duties cleaning of restrooms and laundry. Dispensing of propane, dumping of
trash. Couple must have their own RV or Travel
For compensation you will be furnished a parking space, Full hookups, Cable
TV, Free Wifi.
Possible $$ are negotiable with extra duties that can be discussed. Couple
must have references.
For contact please call 775-253-0089 and ask for Sharon.
Sea Perch RV Resort Is Seeking A Work Camper Couple
SEA PERCH RV RESORT (top rated Good Sam Park) welcomes awesome Workampers! One position
open immediately for spring/summer/fall/winter season (experienced couple preferred). Duties include
housekeeping, maintenance, yard care and hospitality.
Site/full 30/50amp hookups, water garbage, laundry WiFi, cable and all
resort amenities for part-time 24-30 hrs. per week. Come experience the true adventure of Oregon Coast,
ocean-front living! Be sure to visit us at: www.seaperchrvresort.com and reply to: email@example.com
Volunteer Park Host Needed At Depot City Park
Volunteer Park Host Position in beautiful Depot Park in Prairie City
Limited duties. To request an application Contact: Chris Camarena PO box
370 Prairie City, Or. 97869. 541-620-3100. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Camp Host Needed At Cascade Locks, Oregon
BEAUTIFUL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE VOLUNTEER CAMPGROUND HOST JOB AVAILABLE.
Cascade Locks, Oregon, located on the Columbia River.
General duties: reservations, fee collection, visitor information, mowing
& cleanup. 25 hours per week in exchange for RV site including full hookup, internet, cable, free
bridge crossing. Hours & days flexible, May 30 - Sept. 30. 12 FT VERTICAL CLEARANCE INTO PARK. Plenty
of time to fish, hike & explore the Gorge.
Please send resume or work history to Port of Cascade Locks, Melissa
Warren, email@example.com -
Paid Park Host Position Available At Columbia County Forests, Parks and
Opportunities for seasonal park hosts are available at Columbia County Forests, Parks
and Recreation. Columbia County is located approx 30 miles north of Portland, Oregon.
Seasonal camp hosts provide a variety of services: greet/respond to campers,
assist staff, check and stock facilities, sell fire wood, pick up litter, light cleaning, and lawn
maintenance. Hours would be 15 hours per week @ $10.00 per hour. We provide a FHU site for the host
to park their RV for the season. (Must have a fully self-contained RV.)
If you would like more information about serving as a seasonal park host,
contact Teresa or visit our web site at www.co.columbia.or.us/parks. A paid position will be available February 15, 2014 - mid
Columbia County Parks
1054 Oregon St.
St. Helens, OR 97051