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Volunteer opportunities for Summer 2014-15

Looking for a Volunteer opportunity over this coming Summer? Then why not join our Campground Host program where you will be provided with a free campsite, training, uniform and support and the fantastic chance to experience one of the many wonderful parks that Victoria has to offer.

Applications are now open and there are plenty of parks to choose from. Maybe a coastal scene is what you are looking for or the wonders of Victoria’s high country or open space? Whatever your taste, we have a site that’s right for you. 

Vacancies are now open for the following parks:

  • Mount Buffalo National Park
  • Grampians National Park 
  • Lake Eildon National Park 
  • Mt Arapiles State Park 
  • Great Otway National Park 
  • Buchan Caves Reserve
  • Bunyip State Park 
  • Croajinggolong National Park 
  • Cathedral Range State Park 
  • Mount Eccles National Park 
  • Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park 
  • Cape Liptrap Coastal Park 
  • Lake Eildon National Park 
  • Corringle Foreshore Reserve
  • Kurth Kiln Regional Park 
  • Upper Yarra Reservoir Park 
  • Little Desert National Park 


Please indicate on your application a period of 2 weeks that you are available between 23/12/2014 through till 28/01/2015. For all new applicants training will be provided in late December and once a date has been set you will be informed if your application is successful. 

For more information or to apply please download the application form, Campground Host Volunteer Position Description (for your records) and complete the Victoria National Police Check. Please do not send any cash or cheques with your National Police check as Parks Victoria will cover the costs of this. 

If you have any questions please contact Drue Shultz by phoning our Information Centre on 13 1963 or email us at campgroundhost@parks.vic.gov.au. For all police check inquiries please phone Victoria Police on 1300 881 596. 

Applications close 12 December 2014.

Please note that the Roving Campground Host program will not be taking place during the 2014-15 Summer period. 

Volunteering as a Campground Host 

Volunteering as a campground host is a fantastic way to see our magnificent parks while at the same time providing a valuable service to other campers and Parks Victoria rangers.

Campground hosts enjoy working in some of Victoria’s most amazing wilderness areas, learn about the local environment and help others to experience all that our parks have to offer.

All volunteers are trained and receive ongoing support from the team at Parks Victoria.

Campground hosts: 

  • Provide a friendly contact point for both Parks Victoria staff and the public at popular campsites
  • Provide orientation to new arrivals and general information on the area and its attractions to campers
  • Provide park information and interpretation to campground visitors and ensure that the campsite is a safe place for all
  • Alert rangers to disturbances or breaches of park regulations.

Campground hosts must be self-motivated, have a good level of fitness as some of the campsites are in remote locations, have excellent communication skills and experience in camping. Applicants must be 18yrs or over to apply.

Volunteers are provided with access to free camping (and a tent if needed), uniform and support whilst in the park as well as information and training to ensure that they are safe and understand the cultural landscape of the park.

Download the Campground Host Volunteer Role Description.

For any questions please phone 13 1963 or email us at campgroundhost@parks.vic.gov.au

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