Volunteer Hosting Program

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

Campground Host

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Assist campers and park staff in campground area -- greet campers, distribute information, assist in registration/checkout, set-up, litter, light maintenance and housekeeping, and other campground services.


Cape Henlopen State Park
Delaware Seashore State Park
Killens Pond State Park
Lums Pond State Park
Trap Pond State Park


  • Greet new campers and assist in finding site and with set-up.
  • Distribute interpretive program and park information.
  • Answer questions about the park and local area.
  • Explain rules in a pleasant and helpful manner. Reports rule infractions, NO LAW/RULE ENFORCEMENT.
  • Routinely check bathhouses and laundry area: maintain neatness, replace toilet tissue, wash mirrors, hose down floors as necessary,sweep floors and walkways, pick up litter in surrounding area, report and unsafe conditions or needed repair.
  • Assist registrar: Check sites for vacancy/occupancy and report
  • Assist in registrar booth -- hand out of registration information, collect fees, registration or checkout
  • Check posts for checkouts
  • Assist with sales of firewood and ice
  • Oversee camping area in evenings.
  • May assist with interpretive programs in the campground area.
  • Direct incoming traffic.
  • Maintain bulletin boards.
  • Clean campfire rings.
  • Pick up litter from campsites, paths and roads.
  • Assist physically-challenged campers.
  • Check campground area and sites and report any missing or broken equipment or other maintenance problems.
  • May lock or unlock laundry or other facilities in campground.
  • Light grounds maintenance -- weeding, mulching, trimming as directed.
  • Assist with special events.
  • Other duties as assigned and agreed upon.


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

Required Skills:

  • Pleasant and personable. Relates well with people.
  • Independent and responsible. Able to work in multiple assignment environment.
  • Able to assist with both indoor and outdoor projects.
  • Able to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Clear understanding of park rules and policies and ability to explain and present to campers.
  • Able to stand for long periods, walking about camp ground, able to perform light maintenance work outdoors in various weathers including summer heat.
  • Able to operate simple office machines: phone, cash register.
  • May involve computer use.
  • Attends training.
  • Able to speak publicly in front of groups.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a diverse public.
  • Performs duties in compliance with Division and Park Customer Service Guidelines and Safety Guidelines.

Time requirements:

24 hours per week (or as scheduled), flexible scheduling.


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.