Mason County Parks and Trails Park Hos
PARK HOST DUTIES AND INFORMATION
Volunteer Park Hosts assist park staff with routine visitor services such as greeting guests, answering questions, clean-up, general maintenance, and dispensing information in exchange for free use of area for self contained recreational vehicle.
County Volunteer Program packets are available at the Parks Department office. You may pick one up in person or by contacting the Parks and Trails Department by mail, telephone or E-mail.
After your application is received, a member of the park staff will contact you either by phone or mail if host openings are still available. You will receive an explanation of your specific duties and responsibilities, and may be interviewed over the phone. County Park staff will work with you to make arrangements regarding required duties and dates. Once you arrive for your assignment, you will receive further training and orientation.
Park staff accepts new applications year round and most begin making contacts for the next season's hosts in November/December, but some will wait until late winter or even early spring before making contact. Remember that you are always welcome to make contact with the parks to inquire about their host status.
Before you begin your volunteer service, you will be asked to fill out and sign a number of forms including the Agreement for Volunteer Services. Each of the forms has a specific purpose; such as to ensure that you understand your job duties, that you are properly trained, and that you understand the policies, rules and regulations under which you volunteer. County Park’s staff will explain the purpose of each of the forms if you have any questions.
With a one-month commitment of a minimum 15 hours service per week or more, you will receive: