Parks hosts are responsible for numerous tasks, including opening and closing entrance gates, greeting and assisting park visitors, removing litter and cleaning restrooms.
Park hosts receive free camping and utility hookups (electricity, water, sewer/septic and garbage) in exchange for performing various duties.
Park hosts must be able to commit to one year of service, with an option to extend service to two years.
All park host assignments are currently filled.
Park hosts must have:
- A high school or GED diploma or certificate.
- Previous public service experience or related work.
- Good physical health.
- A valid state-issued driver’s license or be able to obtain one within 30 days.
- An activated cell phone for communications with parks staff and emergency services.
- The ability to pass a criminal background check and a willingness to be fingerprinted.
Park hosts must be able to:
- Gain a working knowledge of Clark County Parks facilities and services.
- Learn Clark County Parks rules and regulations.
- Follow county policies and procedures.
- Learn laws and regulations governing other recreational activities, such as fishing and boating.
- Obtain a working understanding of general tools and light-duty equipment.
- Identify safety problems and hazardous conditions.
- Learn first aid and emergency procedures.
- Perform light labor, including during unfavorable weather, in a safe manner.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Daily maintenance tasks
Park hosts will:
- Open entry gates at 7 a.m. and close gates at dusk, including weekends and holidays.
- Pick up litter.
- Empty garbage cans.
- Clean restrooms, toilets and shelters daily.
- Restock toilet paper.
- Request supplies as needed.
- Pick up storm debris from park driveways and parking lots.
- Keep the park host pad and vicinity clean and presentable.
- Greet and assist park visitors, inform them of park rules, answer questions and receive comments.
- Patrol the entire park twice daily.
- Alert Clark County Parks or Clark County sheriff/Vancouver police of lawbreakers, safety hazards and other potential problems.
- Fill out security checklists and incident reports within 24 hours and provide reports to Clark County Parks Crew Chief or Volunteer Program Coordinator.
To apply, fill out an online application or contact:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Clark County Public Works