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Old 02-10-2019, 10:10 AM   #15
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I appreciate the suggestion! But this post is about working part time at RV Parks, and not oriented about full time! They're are MANY folks that are not full time, yet do work at these parks seasonally! "Just Conversation" about those that have experienced this while camping!
That is why there is a "Workkamping & Volunteering" section
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That is why there is a "Workkamping & Volunteering" section.

Curious George,

Have you had experience with this type of work while camping?
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We worked 3 years (April thru Oct) at a CA RV park.

We had a free site & free propane + CA minimum wage for all hours worked.

On average we worked about 3.5 days per week. It varied. A good job.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:31 AM   #18
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We worked 3 years (April thru Oct) at a CA RV park.

We had a free site & free propane + CA minimum wage for all hours worked.

On average we worked about 3.5 days per week. It varied. A good job.
Rock on! thanks for posting your experience! We've been talking about, and researching places out in Ca.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:54 AM   #19
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The wife and I are close to full time, and have been researching parks that offer part time work for the free hook up and stay!
We'd be curious to know how many of you are actively doing this,,where you are now, best suggestions, tips and warnings!
There’s a whole section / sub-forum on this topic within IRV2. Check out:
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We camp hosted in CA at Prairie Creek Redwoods State/National Park and at Humbolt Redwoods State Park during the summer 2015. The parks wanted a 3 month gig, so we negotiated 6 weeks at the 2 different parks. In CA, a finger print back ground check is required at a $20 cost to the volunteer. It was a great experience spending 6 weeks under the big trees with our motorcycle.
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We have been fulltiming/ workampers for 1 1/2 years . Currently in Monroe, LA where wife works 16 hrs a week for site
You're in Monroe? I just left there a week and a half ago. Was at Black Bayou Lake NWR.
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Curious George,

Have you had experience with this type of work while camping?
We want the $$ so we dont work for free, nor for site only. I avoid any payment for site, but the idea seems the same. We go north in the summer and south in the winter. General, dont have any trouble finding work.
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We work the sugar beet harvest and run a christmas tree lot for our 2 paid jobs. Those 2 jobs pay enough $$ that we can volunteer the other 10 months of the year and not touch our savings.
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We camp hosted in CA at Prairie Creek Redwoods State/National Park and at Humbolt Redwoods State Park during the summer 2015. The parks wanted a 3 month gig, so we negotiated 6 weeks at the 2 different parks. In CA, a finger print back ground check is required at a $20 cost to the volunteer. It was a great experience spending 6 weeks under the big trees with our motorcycle.

This sounds EXACTLY what we're searching! ESPECIALLY that we are riders as well! thanks for posting!
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We work the sugar beet harvest and run a christmas tree lot for our 2 paid jobs. Those 2 jobs pay enough $$ that we can volunteer the other 10 months of the year and not touch our savings.



We recently took the rig up into the mountains near Boon NC. Went to the Highland Games on Grandfather Mountain! WOW that was an experience Learning the curves! Anyway,, notice much of the farming in that area is Christmas Trees! Thanks for posting!
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We have volunteered as park hosts for part of the year each year we've been fulltiming (12 years). All state parks need volunteers, are short of $$ and happy to have you. All of them have websites that list volunteer opportunities. You can also choose the are you want to be in then call the ranger office to see if there are open positions. We have volunteered in CA, NV, MT and NC, all positive experiences. We've taken 2 paid positions and would not return to either, not a bad experience, they just expect more when they are paying you and expect more hours (just our experience). We finished a 3 year contract job with the Corps of Engineers in the fall of 2017 and would not do that again, too many hours and no flexibility with your schedule for 7 months. I would volunteer with the Corps, they have volunteer positions also. You have to pay to get jobs through Workamper news. Look at workampingjobs.com or volunteer.gov for federal volunteer positions. It's a great way to spend time in an area you haven't been in before
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We have volunteered as park hosts for part of the year each year we've been fulltiming (12 years). All state parks need volunteers, are short of $$ and happy to have you. All of them have websites that list volunteer opportunities. You can also choose the are you want to be in then call the ranger office to see if there are open positions. We have volunteered in CA, NV, MT and NC, all positive experiences. We've taken 2 paid positions and would not return to either, not a bad experience, they just expect more when they are paying you and expect more hours (just our experience). We finished a 3 year contract job with the Corps of Engineers in the fall of 2017 and would not do that again, too many hours and no flexibility with your schedule for 7 months. I would volunteer with the Corps, they have volunteer positions also. You have to pay to get jobs through Workamper news. Look at workampingjobs.com or volunteer.gov for federal volunteer positions. It's a great way to spend time in an area you haven't been in before

Hey, appreciate your reply and leads! It's great to get the knowledge of those experienced or has interacted with these work opportunities! Yes, THEY ARE in need of personnel! And there are many of us out there in a position to help them while benefiting ourselves! Thanks again for posting!
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