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Title: Workamping Resouces
Post by: carini on August 18, 2016, 09:59:27 PM
What are some good sources online to find workamp jobs?  Is workamper.com worth the $60 membership fee?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Workamping Resouces
Post by: jsetti on August 19, 2016, 09:22:23 AM
Just Google "work camping" and/or "work kamping".  Both will give you a number of sites to check.  Since we volunteer we use www.volunteer.gov and also check individual state sites for campground volunteering. 

I know ... not really much help!
Title: Re: Workamping Resouces
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on August 19, 2016, 10:34:24 AM
I think workamper.com is  worth the price, especially for paid positions, but you can find volunteer and contract positions elsewhere too. Large campground chains and and campground management companies usually have their own employment "opportunity" section on their website. KOA (http://koa.com/community-camping-programs/work-camps/) is one, and Recreation Resource Managers (http://recreationmanagers.com/) is another. Or yu can Google "work camping" and find other sources, e.g. www.camphost.org/

We located two excellent work camper positions through workamp.com and also find their advice on how to evaluate a job very helpful. Probably the biggest complaint among novice workampers is that they didn't understand how much  and what type of work would be required, or how much (or little) they would be paid.
Title: Re: Workamping Resouces
Post by: Becks on August 19, 2016, 12:46:28 PM
coolworks.com is another source for jobs.
Title: Re: Workamping Resouces
Post by: halfwright on August 19, 2016, 03:33:31 PM
You can also get "walk-in" jobs. If you find a place you like, ask to talk to the volunteer coordinator at a public park or the manager at a private park. All they can do is say "no". I have got two jobs like this. One of them I wish I could go back to. In fact, I might next spring.