Insider's Guide to Campground Hosting in Florida Parks
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Full Time RVers, College Students and Teachers on Summer Vacation or just those who are taking some much needed time off might consider jumping into your RV or hook up your travel trailer and head to Florida. To help you with your expenses you can volunteer at one of our many public lands for a few months. In exchange for an average 20 to 30 hours per week you will receive a campsite for your RV. These sites can include water, electric and/or sewer on site or dump station. Some of them provide their residential volunteers with FREE Washer/Dryer usage, extra shower, firewood, and use of the facilities and equipment. For the parks that don't have regular campgrounds you will get the use of the park all to yourself when they close the gates!
The work is often fairly easy, informative and can be lots of fun. Volunteering in one of our Florida State Parks, State Forests, National Parks and Forests, and even our State and National Fish and Wildlife Management Areas is rewarding and educational. Mostly, you will be cleaning and maintaining the facilities equipment and buildings but sometimes you will be learning about nature and wildlife, assisting park rangers with their jobs, informing visitors about the park and it's resources and meeting lots of interesting people.
We have created a comprehensive resource for those who would like to "Workamp" in one of Florida's many great public areas. We include information on the type of campsites, amenities, basic duties, hours required, length of stay, etc. We have contacted over 300 different parks, forests and management areas and provide our readers with information on how to apply, whom to contact with any questions and when volunteers are needed most at each location.