Looking for a summer RVer job with great scenery and free RV campsite rent? RV parks and public campgrounds are still looking for applicants to work as camp hosts in parks around the United States.
RV park camp host jobs can often be the easiest kind of workamping job. In exchange for a few hours of your time you’ll usually get free place to camp, sometimes with RV hookups but sometimes without. Some employers will give you a golf cart but others don’t. The perks all depend on the entity that’s doing the hiring but all-in-all you can’t beat a great camping spot for just a few hours of your time.
RV park and public campground employers need able-bodied workampers who can do simple but sometimes physically challenging tasks like:
- Check in campers
- Answer questions about the area
- Pick up trash around the campground
- Tidy up restrooms and common areas
- Monitor campsite check-ins and vacancies
If you think you have what it takes to be a RV park camp host or campground caretaker, don’t wait: apply now. Here are some current volunteer workamper job openings around the USA:
Newport, Washington: Bead Lake Seeks Boat Ramp Volunteers. The volunteer position involves greeting boaters and campers and tending the public sites at the mountain lake nine miles northeast of Newport.
Benton, Illinois: Hamilton County State Fish and Wildlife Area, also known as Dolan Lake, and the McLeansboro Sam Dale Lake, seeks campground hosts for the summer. The job consists of greeting visitors, assisting campers, answering questions, collecting camping fees, encouraging compliance with park regulations, reporting emergencies to site staff and performing minor maintenance tasks such as picking up litter.
La Porte, CA: Plumas Forest seeks campground host for Little Grass Valley Reservoir. Host duties include welcoming visitors, posting reservations at campsites, sharing news and information, and light campground maintenance. Hosts must have a self-contained RV or trailer and personal vehicle for transportation.
Fort Bragg, CA: Cal Fire’s Mendocino Unit Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) has two exciting opportunities for volunteer campground hosts at two of its campgrounds located off Highway 20 between Fort Bragg and Willits. The volunteer campground hosts provide basic operational services and information to the campground visitors. Volunteer campground hosts generally work approximately 20 hours a week and, in exchange for those services, the hosts are provided with a campsite during their stay.
Idaho: Camp hosts needed on the main Salmon River at the Red River Campground near Elk City and Spring Bar Campground. Clean and stock restrooms, clean fire rings, picnic tables and pick up litter. Mow and weed-eat campsites and roadways. Maintain a Daily Visitor Log
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Often called “The O.G. of full-time RVing,” Rene Agredano and her husband Jim Nelson hit the road in a fifth wheel trailer in 2007, after their dog Jerry lost a leg to terminal cancer. Sixteen years later they are still traveling and sharing their nomadic adventures at LiveWorkDream. As a self-employed wordsmith, Rene shares her expertise for many RV industry videos, publications such as the Escapees RV Club Magazine, and has authored numerous books, including the Essential RVing Guide to National Parks, and Income Anywhere, a guide to earning money on the road. She has been featured in global media outlets including the PBS documentary “NATURE: Why We Love Cats and Dogs,” The Guardian Sunday Edition, and the Dan Pink book Free Agent Nation.