Volunteer
Opportunities

"Spring Thing" volunteer at Smith Rock State Park
Contact Heather Larson (email preferred)
541.660.7344
heather.larson@oregon.gov

Yurt/Cabin Host

Valley of the Rogue State Park

Needed From September 1, 2021
Needed To November 30, 2021

Valley of the Rogue State Park is located off the I-5 along the beautiful Rogue River. The 277 acre park is comprised of a variety of mature trees, and includes a Rogue River Green Way trail over 1 ¼ miles long. The park features 98 full hook-up sites, 55 electrical sites, 4 tent sites, 8 yurts, 3 group camp sites, and a meeting hall. The park also features a boat ramp, rest area, and picnic areas. In addition to camping services, the park regularly accommodates a variety of special events including weddings, family reunions, and track-and-field events.

Volunteer host positions are a valued and integral component of the Valley of the Rogue State Park team. The following lists are meant to be representative of the duties that comprise the Valley of the Rogue Host positions. Position duties vary and may change depending on the time of year, staffing levels, the specific interests and talents possessed by individual park hosts and the specific location (site) you are assigned.

  • Serve as a visible and professional representative of the park with a knowledgeable understanding of park rules and regulations
  • Be willing and able to answer questions and receive comments when park staff are not available
  • Provide information and assistance to visitors
  • Monitor camp for abuse and noise
  • Attend monthly safety meetings
  • Attend scheduled orientation
  • Complete mandatory Safety Modules
  • Report any unsafe conditions to park staff
  • Work as a team with all staff and volunteers of park
  • Spot check restrooms and showers for supplies and cleanliness
  • Bundle and sell firewood
  • Clean out fire pits
  • Litter pick campsites
  • Pick up garbage in loop
  • Check-in/out Yurts (when booth is closed)
  • Keep inventory of Yurt keys
  • Clean/Disinfect Yurts
  • Other agreed upon tasks
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Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.