Be a host with the most
Do you have a passion for working in the great outdoors? Do you enjoy spending time connecting people with nature? Then we may have a wonderful opportunity for you to host a unique bush capital experience.
Working hand in glove with the Parks Service and united under the banner of our amazing ParkCare program, a vast array of wonderful passionate community volunteers devote their time, knowledge and skills in so many different ways.
Drawn from all walks of life and committed in their resolve to make a real difference, volunteers as diverse as park patch, land care and catchment management groups are connected through a common cause; to give something back to the environment, to give back to our community. Along with a band of dedicated members from various associations, clubs and organised groups, people power is making a tangible difference to our local environment.
With the tantalising prospect of spring on the horizon we are reaching out to people with a flair for creating memorable experiences and moments that will resonate with our visitors. We are looking for volunteer Campground Hosts.
We are fortunate to have a broad suite of incredible camping opportunities across our conservation estate, from the remote solitude that is the tranquillity of Mt Clear through to the rather salubrious amenities on offer at the Cotter Campground. While each experience offers something a little bit different there is the shared element of snoozing under the constellations, offering an accommodation rating equivalent to a million stars.
Our Campground Hosts play a pivotal role in supporting people in our parks while camping under the stars. They help our Rangers with basic maintenance tasks and actively promote walks, activities and things to see and do in the local area, valuing adding to any camper’s overall experience with a friendly warm engaging style.
Hosts are actively being sought for the coming school holidays from 23 September to 8 October. The spring break is an ideal opportunity for imaginative Hosts to help us deliver a fun and informative holiday activities program. From guided walks to interpretative talks this program is designed to extol the natural and cultural values of our parks and reserves.
Campground Hosts receive a thorough induction and briefing on the local area and have a range of accommodation options, from self-contained accommodation at the majestic Cotter Campground through to tent-based opportunities throughout the mountains of Namadgi National Park.
To learn more about our Campground Host Program visit Campground hosts - Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment
Brett McNamara - Regional Manager with ACT Parks & Conservation Service
Brett loves our national parks almost as much as the Gang-gang on his uniform. He is prone to using the word 'majestic' when referring to the bush capital. He loves talking. A lot. His favourite animal is the playful Platypus.
Article also appeared in The Chronicle