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Campground Hosts

Are you friendly, outgoing and hospitable? A camping enthusiast? Do you have a keen interest in conserving nature and general knowledge about Alberta's parks?

Become a host at one of our campgrounds or other facilities. Help park visitors relax, experience the great outdoors and learn about Alberta's natural heritage.

Types of Hosting

  • Campground hosts provide hosting services in a provincial campground.
  • Facility hosts provide hosting services in day use areas and visitor information centres.

Requirements

  • Greet visitors and provide them with information
  • Volunteer a minimum of 
    • 5 hours per day
    • 5 days per week (including weekends)
    • 4 continuous weeks
  • Provide your own self-contained camping unit (motorhome, towable trailer, truck camper)

Duties

Each site and volunteer placement is unique so duties vary. Generally, hosts:

  • welcome visitors
  • assist with public education and interpretation
  • provide information about 
    • facilities, services, activities, rules and regulations
    • things to see and do in the surrounding area
  • assist visitors obtain help in emergency situations
  • inform authorities about observed infractions or public safety concerns

Visitors benefit from hosts via:

  • a friendly welcome
  • someone to talk to about registration, facilities and services
  • a richer camping experience through discovering places to go, attractions to see and special events to participate in
  • an increased sense of security
  • a sense of community
  • a lasting, positive impression

Support

To support our hosts, we provide

  • supervision, training and orientation
  • introductions to other team members, including staff, volunteers and contractors
  • a site tour to familiarize hosts with services, facilities and equipment
  • general information on duties, the work site and the surrounding area
  • information about rules, emergency procedures and emergency contacts
  • publications to hand out to visitors
  • a free campsite assigned by park staff, easily accessible to visitors, with any utilities available
  • identification items
  • an opportunity to attend the host workshop held each spring
  • Partners in Preservation newsletter 

Host Opportunities

For more information, please contact

Alberta Tourism, Parks & Recreation
Parks Division, Volunteer Services
2nd Floor, Oxbridge Place
9820 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada   T5K 2J6
Phone 780-427-3582 or 1-866-427-3582
Fax 780-427-5980
E-mail Parks Volunteer