Volunteer Hosting Program

Contact: Glen Stubbolo
89 Kings Hwy., Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 739-9193
Fax: (302) 739-3817
Email

Campground Host

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Assist campers and park staff in campground area -- greet campers, distribute information, assist in registration/checkout, set-up, litter, light maintenance and housekeeping, and other campground services.

Locations:

Cape Henlopen State Park
Delaware Seashore State Park
Killens Pond State Park
Lums Pond State Park
Trap Pond State Park

Responsibilities:

  • Greet new campers and assist in finding site and with set-up.
  • Distribute interpretive program and park information.
  • Answer questions about the park and local area.
  • Explain rules in a pleasant and helpful manner. Reports rule infractions, NO LAW/RULE ENFORCEMENT.
  • Routinely check bathhouses and laundry area: maintain neatness, replace toilet tissue, wash mirrors, hose down floors as necessary,sweep floors and walkways, pick up litter in surrounding area, report and unsafe conditions or needed repair.
  • Assist registrar: Check sites for vacancy/occupancy and report
  • Assist in registrar booth -- hand out of registration information, collect fees, registration or checkout
  • Check posts for checkouts
  • Assist with sales of firewood and ice
  • Oversee camping area in evenings.
  • May assist with interpretive programs in the campground area.
  • Direct incoming traffic.
  • Maintain bulletin boards.
  • Clean campfire rings.
  • Pick up litter from campsites, paths and roads.
  • Assist physically-challenged campers.
  • Check campground area and sites and report any missing or broken equipment or other maintenance problems.
  • May lock or unlock laundry or other facilities in campground.
  • Light grounds maintenance -- weeding, mulching, trimming as directed.
  • Assist with special events.
  • Other duties as assigned and agreed upon.

Benefits:

  • Park and Division Recognition Program
  • Training Opportunities
  • Admission to Park
  • Park and staff events
  • Special events

Required Skills:

  • Pleasant and personable. Relates well with people.
  • Independent and responsible. Able to work in multiple assignment environment.
  • Able to assist with both indoor and outdoor projects.
  • Able to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Clear understanding of park rules and policies and ability to explain and present to campers.
  • Able to stand for long periods, walking about camp ground, able to perform light maintenance work outdoors in various weathers including summer heat.
  • Able to operate simple office machines: phone, cash register.
  • May involve computer use.
  • Attends training.
  • Able to speak publicly in front of groups.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a diverse public.
  • Performs duties in compliance with Division and Park Customer Service Guidelines and Safety Guidelines.

Time requirements:

24 hours per week (or as scheduled), flexible scheduling.

Supervision:

Direct supervision by Park Administrator, Superintendent, Assistant or Manager


The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.