Volunteer Hosting Program

Contact: Glen Stubbolo
89 Kings Hwy., Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 739-9193
Fax: (302) 739-3817
Email

Maintenance Host

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Assist maintenance staff with maintenance of park grounds, recreation areas, trails and public spaces.

Locations:

Cape Henlopen State Park

Delaware Seashore State Park

Fort Delaware State Park

Killens Pond State Park

Lums Pond State Park

Trap Pond State Park

Responsibilities:

  • Mowing, may include push mowers and/or tractors
    • Perform periodic trimming/removal of trees, limbs, brush and undergrowth using hand and power tools.
      • Litter pick-up and trash/recyclable removal.
        • Leaf and debris removal.
          • Maintenance of gardens and plantings.
            • Perform repair on park buildings, structures and facilities.
              • Light machine repair/maintenance.
                • Assist with maintenance, repair, and construction of recreation areas: fields, Volleyball courts, Disc Golf areas, horseshoe pits, basketball courts, cross country courses, etc.
                  • Assist in maintenance of campground areas.
                    • Assist with hiking, horse and bike trail maintenance:
                      • Help maintain trail corridor,
                        • Maintain trail surface as directed,
                          • Assist with footbridge and boardwalk maintenance, repair, construction.
                            • Clean and restock restrooms and bathhouses: toilets, vanities, floors, walls, mirrors, etc.
                              • Assist with special events.
                                • Report suggestions and observations.
                                  • Other duties as assigned and agreed upon.

Benefits:

  • Park and Division Recognition Program
    • Training Opportunities
      • Admission to Park
        • Park and staff events
          • Special events

Required Skills:

  • Ability to perform outdoor physical work over rough terrain, including bending, walking and controlling hand equipment; may require lifting up to 50 pounds.
    • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
      • Ability to operate maintenance equipment, including hand and power tools, and gas powered equipment: tractors, mowers, blowers, chainsaws, trimmers, clippers.
        • Must attend equipment training and perform work in keeping with established Maintenance Techniques.
          • Perform duties in compliance with Division and Park Customer Service Guidelines and Safety Guidelines.

Time requirements:

24 hours per week (or as scheduled), Flexible schedule

Supervision:

Direct supervision by Park Administrator, Superintendent, Assistant or Manager

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.