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Mojave National Preserve = Unique Volunteer Opportunity
« on: December 02, 2010, 04:57:34 PM »
If you're interested in a unique Volunteer Experience, I received the below information from Park Ranger Christine Mills:

Mojave National Preserve = 5 RV Volunteer Sites
3 RV Volunteer Sites at Kelso/Baker, 30/50 Amp, Water, Sewer; 2 RV Volunteer Sites at Hole-in-the-wall, Water, Sewer only; Laundry Facilities; up to $100 Monthly Reimbursement Propane/Fuel, The Hole-in-the-Wall RV sites provides access to a shower, Picnic Table, Fire Ring, Freezer (shared), Access to NPS computers/internet after completing security course, Government Vehicle Reimbursement $5 per work day for long term Volunteers up to a maximum of $100 per month for grocery expenses.  Mojave primarily utilizes long term volunteers, singles or couples for three or more months as interpretation, maintenance, resource management, administration, occasionally law enforcement.

Hole-in-the-Wall is off the grid so no electricity isavailable) Several additional partial and full hook-up sites are planned for the future.
All three sites have 30 amp connections, and one in Baker has a 50 amp connection available.
All five RV sites have potable water connections. 
All five sites provide septic/sewer connections. 
Shared free NPS provided laundry facilities are available in Kelso and Hole-in-the-Wall, servicing three of
the RV sites.  No NPS laundry services are available in Baker, but Baker
RVers may drive to Kelso - 35 miles one-way - to use those facilities. 
We reimburse campground hosts up to $100 per month for propane and generator
fuel expenses since no electricity is provided at the Hole-in-the-Wall
location.  The Hole-in-the-Wall RV sites also come with access to a shower
if needed, picnic table and fire ring at the site, and access to a shared
freezer.  All the sites come with access to NPS computers and internet
after completing a security course and use of government vehicle as needed
for work projects.  We also  reimburse long term volunteers $5 per work day
up to a maximum of $100 per month for grocery expenses.  Our park primarily
utilizes long term volunteers, singles or couples, or live and work in the
park for three or more months at a time for interpretation, maintenance,
resource management, and even occasionally law enforcement or

If interested contact: 
Christina Mills
District Interpreter/VIP Coordinator
760-252-6123 (HITW office)
760-326-7051 (BLM office)
760-928-2572 (HITW VC