Campground jobs cut expenses and can pay bills. They're likely the first thing that comes to mind when you think of working while camping or RVing. You can find volunteer and paid positions.
Imagine your favorite campground....
Do you see a luxurious resort? A five-star RV park with all the amenities? Large spacious RV sites with concrete pads and neatly groomed grass? A spa with a gym and swimming pool? A recreation hall with activities, classes, and entertainment?
Or, do you see rustic camping accommodations in state parks, national forests, and primitive camps? Do you see hiking trails or fishing lakes? Perhaps wildlife, wild flowers, and nature all around your campsite?
Campgrounds fit both ideals and everything in between. And, they all need workers! They all have things that they need help with, that you can do while enjoying camping and RVing the way you like to do it.
Volunteer campground workers typically receive RV and tent camp sites and other perks. The work is typically at state and national campgrounds, city and county parks, and other recreational facilities owned by the government.
RVers at private campgrounds often barter, working in exchange for a site. It frequently includes utilities, and other benefits.
More exciting though, many camp and RV park owners now pay their workers for the jobs they do! While volunteer work camping is still popular in public campgrounds, private campgrounds and RV parks are now more often treating working RVers as regular employees.
Just as there is much diversity in camping facilities, there is much diversity in campground jobs. Camp hosting. Working in the park store or office. Doing maintenance around the campground or working at another outdoor job. Teaching a class to other RVers. Cooking in the camp cafe. Helping the park design its site maps. Repairing RVs. Being an activity director. Selling things at the campground flea market. Entertaining the other campers.
Some camp jobs are even more diverse and exciting! Participate in a buffalo round-up. Be on the look-out for wild fires. Gather campers for a chuck wagon dinner.
Some camp jobs let you pursue your personal interests or learn new skills. Give interpretive talks. Build birdhouses. Do native landscaping. Share what you know with other campers.
Campground jobs can be laid back and relaxing, giving you the chance to be part of the campground family. Other campground jobs are demanding and require specific skills, and the pay compensates you handsomely.