Volunteer Park Host Opportunity - Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park
The Volunteer Park Host Program is a hospitality service to park visitors. The role of the host is to enhance visitor services
and to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for park visitors.
By greeting park visitors and providing them with information about
things to do in the park and surrounding area, volunteer park hosts
offer an important service.
The Park Host is stationed at the Coldfish Lake Camp, which consists
of a Host Cabin, approx 6 visitor cabins, a cookhouse etc. There
are two volunteer positions; each for a 3 to 4 week term. One
position begins in July and the other in August. Below is a list
of qualifications and duties expected of the Park Host as well as
some general park information. This is an excellent opportunity to
spend some real time living in a true wilderness environment in the
beauty of Northern British Columbia. Please consider whether this
opportunity should be allowed to pass you by.
The Park Host is responsible for the following:
- Greet visitors to the Coldfish Lake camp and provide park information
to park users.
- Ensure the camp remains clean, and park visitors
clean-up after themselves.
- Record and report any strange occurrences, conflicts with wildlife,
contraventions of the Park Act and Regulations, and any
accidents or near misses that occur.
- Maintain a park host journal ( a record of weather, duties,
number of visitors etc)
- Provide instructions and Nature Trust envelopes to park visitors
for cabin fees
- Minor cleaning and maintenance as required.
In exchange for the duties listed above, BC Parks will:
- provide most of
the cost of a flight in and out of the park, the park host will
only be responsible for $300 of the transportation costs.
- provide a BC Parks Host cabin, free of charge, in Coldfish Lake camp.
- allow use of a BC Parks boat, motor and canoe on Coldfish Lake.
orientation is provided for the selected hosts when they go into
the park, instructing them on the use and maintenance of the water system,
propane fridge and stove, fire pump, CHECK IN\OUT system, woodstoves,
and all other duties or equipment expected to be used.
- Park Hosts must be available to commit to three to four week sessions
for dates in July and August.
- Hosts must be in reasonable physical condition to perform the duties
required, and live in an isolated location without access to immediate
- Hosts need to have first aid training and current certification
at OFA Level 1, and CPR or higher.
- For safety reasons, preference will be given to couples or
small groups (up to 4).
- Hosts must sign a volunteer agreement and abide by all BC Park
policies, and regulations.
- A satisfactory Criminal Record Check is mandatory for all Hosts.
- Pets are not allowed in the Park Host cabin or other public
structures, please find alternate accommodation for your
Park Hosts must supply the following items for their stay:
- bug spray
- clothing (suitable to all weather conditions, snow to heat)
- sleeping bag, foamies etc.
- fishing gear, cameras and other leisure time equipment
- ENTHUSIASM for the outdoors and BC Parks.
If you wish to apply to this opportunity please contact Elizabeth Purkiss - Stikine
Area Supervisor by telephone at: 250-771-4591 or by fax at 250-771-4704
with applicable resume. Please indicate your dates available when you
apply. Applications will be considered for opportunities
in the future.
Thank you for your interest!
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Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park