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Kentucky_Joe

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Posted: 02/21/12 09:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you know of any state parks that only require one month stays to workcamp?

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There are quite a few in the Pacific NW that allow or even require a one month "tour of duty". I'm sure it is that way all over the states as I can recall doing a one month tour in a SP in FL several years ago.


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I've applied for one in an Ohio state park. They wanted either a 30 or 60 day commitment.


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Oregon State Parks do.
In fact my first experience will be with them this summer.
I think you will find that most paid positions ask for a summer commitment. Whereas volunteer positions are for one month, maybe longer if you are interested.


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Although you will rarely see a park advertise for it, many will accept a one month stay if asked. We always tell the campground know what we are willing to do and a number of them have accepted.
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I think Pennsylvania does.


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We received a call in late December from the volunteer coordinator at an Oregon State Park who had seen our Oregon state volunteer application and wondered if we would be interested in a one-month tour ... we went and enjoyed our first experience volunteering at an Oregon State Park.

In our application we had stated that we would be taking Dec 2011 & Jan 2012 as "free" time as we had no committments as a volunteer anywhere. And also had added that we were not available for any committments until after January 2013.

We keep a small notebook divided by dates of/schedule of our volunteer committments, each place's contact person, their address, phone numbers and email addresses. This gives me a handy source if something comes up and we need to cancel.

We keep a portable file box for all other paperwork associated with each place we are committed to volunteer. This has come in especially valuable when we have gotten calls from their contact people who have had a question about either the application or that contact person has gone elsewhere and a new contact person is verifying information.

Also gives us the opportunity to verify that the email we are receiving is indeed coming from some place we have sent an application.

Some places receive a cancellation call from a volunteer due to "Life" changes or events and find themselves without a volunter. Offtimes they like to have someone call and ask if they need any volunteers. Application paperwork still needs to be done.

Along with application we have added a 1-page document listing places, dates we were there, addresses, contact people, phone numbers and email addresses of places where we have either volunteered or worked in the past one or two years. Sometimes we have been asked for personal references, and these people are those who have known us for 5 years or more. One organization wanted a list of all places we had been for 3 months or more in the past 7 years on a separate page.

Oh, and remember when they ask for your talents or work you can do that if there is something like plumbing that you can do, but do not wish to do any more, then do not check that box nor should you tell them you can do minor plumbing. Some places in the past 7 years have not heard my DH say the word "minor". Just saying this as a fore-warning.

A niece of mine's motto was "ask them, all they can say is No and sometimes they say Yes". Found this works a great deal of the time.

Good Luck ... and apologize for this being so long, just do not know how to share with a minimum of words ...

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donn0128 wrote:

Oregon State Parks do.
In fact my first experience will be with them this summer.
I think you will find that most paid positions ask for a summer commitment. Whereas volunteer positions are for one month, maybe longer if you are interested.


It's interesting to me that you are going to do it, good on ya! I hosted at several of the parks on the central and south coast over a three years period and loved it. However, for some reason, we didn't meet many volunteers who actually lived in Oregon. Never figured that out but kinda thought that people who live in a particular area don't always appreciate what they have. To a flat land Texan like me, volunteering in Oregon was the most fun I've had since I retired 13 years ago.

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Virginia does. I camphost the month of August at Natural Tunnel SP, about 50 miles from the Cumberland Gap area of KY.

There are several that camphost for 2 months at a time, but we only do a month, currently.

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