Volunteer Camp Host Opportunities Across The United States and Canada
Perhaps you’ve saved enough money to putter around the country for a few weeks or months in your RV. What if you could extend that to a few months or maybe a year or longer? If you live frugally and work as a volunteer in exchange for a campsite you could spend much more of your time living in dream locations.
If you have financial resources, but not enough to pay all those expensive campground rates, and want to travel, volunteering may be the perfect way to make your money go further. Why not spend a few hours a week working for a campsite in an exotic location you would want to visit anyway?
Volunteering as a park attendant, or doing minor maintenance, and other duties in exchange for a site may be your perfect solution. Below are a few resources to check out.
U.S. Forest Service Volunteer Opportunities
From the U.S. Forest Website:
Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service. The types of work a volunteer can perform are many and varied; the only tasks a volunteer cannot carry out are those associated with law enforcement. Your talents and skills are matched with your work preference to obtain a role that satisfies you and best fulfills the mission of the Forest Service/USDA. You may work on a part-time or full-time basis. You can participate in a one-time project or serve over several months, seasons, or year-round. The commitment you make is up to you. Training may be provided to you if your job requires it. If you are retired or have summers free, you may wish to live in a national forest while you work as a volunteer. Click Here to visit the website.
State Park Camphosting
State Park Camphosting Opportunities are available in most states.
County Campgrounds, City Campgrounds, Wildlife Refuge, and Other Host Opportunities
There are many volunteer camphosting opportunities that you may not ordinarily think of. Investigate these County Campgrounds, City Campgrounds, Wildlife Refuge, and Other Host Opportunities.
You can camphost in Canada also. Check out these Canadian Campground Host Opportunities
National Park Service Camphosting
The National Park Service has numerous volunteer opportunities. When you get to their website you can select opportunities by state or by national park location. Be sure to email the contact person listed to be certain your rig and needs can be accommodated. You may go to their site by clicking here.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Camphosting
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Volunteer Clearinghouse will give you numerous opportunities for RV sites, many with full hookups, in exchange for various services. You have the chance to live in places where most people can only dream about squeezing in a few short days. You can learn more about the wide range of opportunities by clicking here.
Bureau of Land Management Camphosting
The BLM National Volunteer Homepage will give you links to volunteer opportunities by state. While on their web page simply scroll down to the state you are interested in and click on that state. You can access the BLM Volunteer page by clicking here.