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Volunteer Park Host Opportunity - Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park

Spatsizi Provincial ParkThe 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.

An 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 medical aid.
  • 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 pets.

Supplies:

Park Hosts must supply the following items for their stay:

  • food
  • 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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