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Steps to Apply to Host with Georgia State Parks:
It is best to be specific about the sites you are applying for, this will help us in directing your application more expeditiously. Parks and staff rely on this information for initial screening so please include what will make you marketable as a host for Georgia State Parks. For instance, be specific when describing your skills and background. While we may not be able to accommodate a host on their first attempt, we have needs that arise where we might be looking for a very particular skill set, we will note these skills and it will help us fill our vacancies and park needs. Not every application can be approved, it is best to find several parks where you would be willing to serve and focus your attention in applying to those parks. I would also recommend creating a document that you save on your computer that outlines your skills and experiences so that all you have to do is paste it into each application you submit.
To increase the safety of our volunteers, patrons and staff, we have an annual registration of $15 per person to host with Georgia Parks, this annual registration fee helps to cover costs of processing your application including cost of the excess liability insurance and criminal history check both of which are required for hosts. We cannot process your application without your registration fee and clear criminal history check.

Come to a state park in Georgia, chances are, the first people you see in the campground are our hosts. The campground host program is one of our most popular volunteer opportunities. In exchange for a free campsite and utilities for your RV or motorhome, hosts serve the park and the public. Hosts commit to a minimum of 2 months and up to a maximum of 6 months. Hosts contribute a minimum of 24 hours per week per couple.

The Campground Host program utilizes volunteers who can furnish their own lodging (camper, RV, or motor home). The volunteer(s) must commit to a specific amount of time to serve as resident Campground Hosts in State Parks and Recreation Area campgrounds. The minimum required time is 2 months; the maximum assignment is 6 months consecutively at one site. Though a host may have reached the limitation of 6 months at one site, they are still able to host at other Georgia State Park(s) keeping within the 2-6 month requirement. After an assignment at a park, the minimum amount of time one must host at another site/park before returning to previously assigned park is for 3 months. Additionally, if a host has had a particular window of time assigned at one park for 3 years in a row, they must find a new window of time to serve at that same park in the future. Individuals, couples, or even families may serve as Hosts. Retired couples often find it an ideal way to spend a few months.

The Volunteer Welcome Packet and Volunteer Guidelines can be found here. We hope this will help answer questions for you, should you have any.

Thank you!   We look forward to learning more about you!


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  • Provide information and explain rules and regulations to visitors
  • Assist visitors with services available
  • Collection of fees from visitors (as long as it is in compliance with authorized procedures)
  • Distribute maps and brochures to visitors
  • Perform light maintenance work around the campground such as picking up litter, cleaning and stocking restroom facilities
  • Perform emergency repairs
  • Perform emergency assistance for visitors such as unlocking gate in emergency situation, and keeping first aid kit on hand for minor cuts and abrasions
  • Help reduce litter and vandalism (mainly by your presence)
  • Gather information on use of facilities
  • Keep park staff informed of any problems
  • Work in the visitors center and retail centers
  • Perform other duties as appropriate

The maintenance hosts work only with the maintenance staff at the park taking on projects to keep the park looking good.  These can include: mowing, trimming, leaf blowing, building new campsites, pressure washing, and electrical repairs to name a few. The maintenance staff will determine what projects meet the volunteer's skills and build the duties that way.  The host doesn't interact with the public as much in this role.

The yurt host is where the host is responsible for the yurt section of the park.  Going in prior to a reservation and make sure that the yurt is ready for occupancy as well as doing a final clean up afterwards.  Guests bring their own linens for yurts.  Generally, turn over would be wiping down all surfaces and emptying the trash. Yurts are unique to most folks in Georgia so being a Yurt Host can also mean showing the guests where things are inside as yurt and also showing them where the closest bathhouse is. It is always good customer service to know about the park amenities and local businesses/restaurants to meet their needs.  

Volunteer Description
To help the staff at our golf course enhance the experience for our guests who utilize the golfing facilities.
  • Ability to work with people in a team environment
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Some experience working in a volunteer capacity
  • Good physical condition needed for course management duties, including possible lifting, maintenance, cleaning, ladder work, etc.
  • Maintain committed schedule for host slot allotted
  • Some experience working with groups
  • Plus the requirements of all Georgia State Park and Historic Sites Volunteers
Time Required: 24 hours per person per week; may vary from course to course depending on need.
Supervision: Required daily contact with the course assigned supervisor
Duties: The duties of the golf host may vary from course to course.  The day usually begins around 7:00am. For detailed list see the Volunteer Welcome Packet.
  • Around the Driving Range
  • Patrol Golf Course for Trash
  • Patrol Golf Course and Clubhouse for Routine Maintenance
  • Customer Service

  • Ability to work with people in a team environment
  • Ability to work for long hours on days scheduled
  • Knowledge of trains, electrical, construction, landscaping a plus
  • Must have a customer service and people-person driven personality
  • Must attend training and orientation regarding operations and safety of volunteering on the train
  • Must be cheerful and helpful to passengers at all times
  • And other duties as required for the smooth, successful functioning of train operations
Time Required: 24 hours per person per week; may vary depending on season and train schedule

  Chehaw Park is looking for a friendly and honest couple to serve as volunteer campground hosts. We are a 786 acre park located 1 mile N.E. of Albany Ga. on the banks of Lake Chehaw and Muckalee Creek. Amenities at the park include an AZA accredited zoo originally designed by world famous naturalist Jim Fowler, a small gauge railroad and train, playgrounds, walking trails, BMX bicycle track, 18 hole disc golf course, stocked catfish pond, boat dock on Lake Chehaw, nature trails, picnic and rental shelters and campgrounds. We offer a free 30/50 amp full hookup pull through site in exchange for 24 hrs/wk. Duties would include greeting and registering campers, maintaining restrooms and monitoring campgrounds. Check our website, for more information on the park. Contact the Natural Resources Manager at 229 430-5280 or if interested.
Volunteer Camp Host for Wildlife Management Area in GA Towns Bluff RV Parkand Campground is looking for an honest, hard working, and friendly couple or single to serve as volunteer camp hosts. We are a small, quiet, county-maintained park located in the piney woods of South Georgia on the banks of the Altamaha River in the Bullard Creek Wildlife Management Area, near Hazlehurst, Georgia. We have a 25 site campground, primitive area, boat ramp, nature trails and day-use area. We offer a free hookup site with power, water, sewer, laundry, and WI-FI in exchange for a flexible 20 hours per week in host duties. Duties would include greeting and registering campers, cleaning restrooms, checking the day-use area of the park, and various others as needed. A park truck and two days off are provided. For more information about the park, visit or contact park managers at 912-379-9303 or, if interested.

      A Special Thanks to Some of Our Hosts & Volunteers.
For more information on volunteering, contributing your time,
or to receive your copy of the volunteer information packet, please contact:     |     770-389-7278

Division Headquarters - Panola
2600 Highway 155 SW
Suite C
Stockbridge, GA 30281

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