Retired? Summers free? Consider volunteering to work in a North Dakota State Park as a Campground Host. In exchange for working a one to three month period, hosts receive free, full-service camping for the duration of their stay.
All host positions have been filled for the 2012 season, but it is not too early to send in your application to host during the 2013 camping season!
Campground host duties vary depending on park needs. They may include (but are not limited to) the following:
For further information about requirements and available time slots, write or call the Volunteer Coordinator, c/o #2 Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau, ND 58318, Ph. 701.263.4015. Or, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with your complete mailing address and questions.
Don't have time to volunteer as a Campground Host? There are plenty of other volunteer opportunities available. Whether you are interested in visitor services, photography, interpretation, research, history, maintenance work, art or office work, the VIP program can provide you with a meaningful volunteer experience. If you would like to volunteer your special skills, don't hesitate to contact your nearest state park. Request information from the park you are interested in working... addresses, phone numbers and e-mail information can be found on the Contact Us page.
Many projects and events in state parks are made possible by friends groups and foundations. There are seven friends groups or foundations in the North Dakota state parks system. These groups support their parks in a variety of ways including fund raising, promoting parks, participation in special events, completing projects in the park and purchasing equipment and supplies, etc. See our Friends of North Dakota State Parks page for more information on a group near you.