Bureau of Land Management has openings for volunteer campground hosts


Bureau of Land Management

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Redding Field Office

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Rafters on a river in a forest. Photo by the BLM.

REDDING, Calif. – Outdoor enthusiasts have the opportunity to live and work in a beautiful northern California outdoor setting as volunteer camp hosts for the Bureau of Land Management.

The BLM needs campground hosts at Douglas City, Steel Bridge and Junction City campgrounds along the Trinity River west of Redding. The camping season runs from May to November.

“BLM camp hosts play an important role in connecting people with their public lands,” said Jennifer Mata, manager of the BLM’s Redding Field Office. “They welcome campers, provide information and perform light maintenance to help keep the campgrounds attractive.”

BLM volunteer hosts live on site in their own campers or camp trailers. The BLM provides varying levels of services such as water, septic, phone and power connections, depending on the site.  There is no salary, but the BLM provides allowances to cover living expenses.

Those interested can apply at www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/ and using the search features to find campground host opportunities at the above-mentioned campgrounds.

Additional information is available by calling the Redding Field Office, 530-224-2110 or by sending an email information request to dbyers@blm.gov.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.