Volunteer Opportunities Naches RD

Volunteer Opportunities 

There are many different volunteer opportunities, check back for more opportunities or contact the district office for more information.

Campground Hosting

Attitude is perhaps the most important qualification for being a good campground host.  Other qualifications include an interest in the outdoors, and a desire to help people, since visitors will be coming to you for advice on places to go, directions, and any issues that may arise at the campground.  Enjoyment of being a host and ensuring visitors enjoy their experience relies heavily on posessing people skills, being friendly, and willing to help.  Specific duties include providing information about area activities, monitoring compliance with campground fees, rules, and regulations.  Performing light maintenance duties, such as litter pick up, bathroom cleaning, campfire ring maintenance.  The campground host is also responsible for reporting any serious issues that may arise to the ranger district.  

Hosts work at least 5 hours a day, are expected to be on site (camped) on weekends, holidays, and no less than 5 days/nights per week.  Duration of the work season is from around May 15 through September 15.  Hosts should expect to make a commitment of no less than 2 months of being on site for the season.  

There is no salary for this work, but the ranger district provides hosts with a free host camp site and the necessary tools and supplies to perform their duties.  A few of our host sites have electric and sewer RV hook-ups, while other sites require self-containment.

******Click Here****** to download application to be a campground host.  

Boulder Cave Hosting

What better way to spend your summer than camping for FREE at a beautiful day use site along the Naches River, meeting and greeting happy day use visitors five days a week!  We are seeking a Host for Boulder Cave Day Use Recreation Area on the Naches Ranger District to start as soon as possible and work until September 16.  Boulder Cave is a busy site that often gets 300 cars per weekend and fewer numbers of people during the week.  Host facilities include electric and sewer hook ups, a picnic table, a fire ring, water delivery, and on site restrooms.  Boulder Cave is located about two miles from the town of Cliffdell, where there is a general store, restaurant, lounge, lodging, gas, wifi, and a pay phone.  Host duties include fee compliance, restroom maintenance, trash and litter clean up, gate responsibilities, and other misc duties. 

Trail Repair and Maintenance

Are you or your organization interested in adopting a trail to care for and maintain for the next several years?  Or maybe you just want to work on an upcoming trail project for a couple of days. 

 

For more information contact:

Jon Regetz, Trails and Wilderness

509-653-1438

jgregetz@fs.fed.us

Bill Zimmer, Recreation 

509-653-1432

williamzimmer@fs.fed.us

Kevin Hill, Recreation & Volunteer Information

509-653-1436

kehill@fs.fed.us