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Volunteer Hosting


Volunteer Hosting Program

Individuals and couples agree to volunteer for a specified number of hours and period of time in one of six Volunteer Host Positions. As one of the many benefits, these volunteers receive a free campsite during their stay. Although not park employees, Volunteer Hosts are vital to the operation of Delaware State Parks and are regarded as partners and team members.

Hosts Receive:

  • Campsite with renewable agreement (See amenities at sites)
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Admission to all Delaware State Parks while hosting
  • Recognition
  • Park and staff events
  • Special events
  • 15% Discount on merchandise purchases
  • Opportunity to expand knowledge of historical, wildlife and environment of Delaware.

Host Requirements:

  • Volunteer Hosts must supply their own camping equipment.
  • Minimum Stay: 2 months during shoulder seasons (Prior to June, after August); 3 months in Prime Season (June - August).
  • Renewable agreements every 2 or 3 months under which Hosts work.
  • 24 volunteer hours per week for each person on the campsite or 30 volunteer hours per week for individuals during peak season, or as scheduled with the park.
  • Background and Driving Record checks performed for all Hosts.
  • Signed Application forms and Agreements must be on-hand prior to beginning duties.
  • Hosts must adhere to Delaware State Park Rules and Regulations.