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DNR seeks campground host volunteers

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to work as campground hosts in Michigan state parks and some rustic forest campgrounds. In exchange, camping fees are waived.

Each campground host is responsible for 30 hours of service per week, such as helping campers find their campsites, answering camper questions, planning campground activities and performing light park maintenance duties. Both individuals and couples may apply.

Volunteers are screened and interviewed by park managers and selected on availability, familiarity of camping and state parks, special skills and knowledge of the area. Hosts must participate in a two-day training session within the first two years of being selected. This year’s training will take place June 3-4, 2020, at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon.

Interested volunteers are asked to complete the volunteer campground host application and waiver of liability and mail it directly to the park. Hosts may apply for positions at more than one park, but separate applications should be completed. Applications are accepted year-round until vacancies are filled.

For more information go to www.michigan.gov/dnr and click on camping.

For questions or more information, contact Michelle Coss at 517-881-5884.

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