Become a Caretaker or Host

As representatives of Lane County Parks, Caretakers and Hosts are indispensable to the success of Lane County park operations and provide support for park guests, staff and the parks.  Their incredible volunteer efforts support the Park mission: We responsibly manage, sustain, and enhance our parks and natural resources through partnership, stewardship, and quality customer service. 

Lane County manages 69 parks and boat landings.  Hosts are placed in a variety of unique and beautiful park locations.


Position | Location  Needed From Needed To  Stipend / Pay
Marina Host
Richardson Campground
October 31, 2022  None
Camp Host
Richardson Campground
NOW October 31, 2022
Camp Host
Baker Bay Campground
NOW October 31, 2022  $250 per month
Park Host
Perkins Peninsula
NOW Year-round  None

 - please include photos of your camper/RV and a resume
CARETAKERS, APPLY HERE TODAY - please include photos of your camper/RV and a resume.  ONLY complete applications will be considered.


All Lane County Parks host volunteers are required to:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Once Contracted, all Hosts are required to carry personal auto insurance: $250K/$500K bodily injury and property damage liability.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to understand and follow the policies and procedures of the Host Program and Lane County Park Rules.
  • Commitment to a respectful work environment, which is safe and inclusive for all park guests, staff and volunteers.
  • Dedication to honor and keep volunteer commitments.
  • Flexibility and excellent customer service skills.  Campground hosts live in designated sites within the campgrounds and are subject to visits and requests for assistance at all hours of the day.
  • Pets of hosts are welcome, and are limited to two pets.  Hosts must observe park pet rules. Host must furnish proof of a current pet license for dogs.

What are the benefits of being a park host?

Lane County Park Hosts are valued and appreciated.  While contracted, hosts are provided with:

  • RV site; full hook-ups, but may vary by park.
  • Living and working in one of the most beautiful regions in the country.
  • Working with park visitors from diverse of backgrounds.
  • Two days off each week.  


Campsite, Marina and Park Hosts contribute 20 hours of work weekly which supports and supplements the work of Lane County Parks staff and maintenance teams.  While some scheduling flexibility is available, all Hosts are expected to work Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and be available to respond to emergencies as they arise.

Campsite Hosts

  • Greet visitors, answer questions, hand out information and brochures, receive comments, and be readily accessible to the public during park hours
  • Understand and explain County Park Rules to patrons.
  • Sell Lane County Parks parking passes
  • Open and close site gates
  • Perform facilities inspections
  • Prepare day use shelters for rent
  • Report emergency situations
  • Perform restroom janitorial services.

Marina Hosts

  • Manage the moorage of boats in the marina area
  • Collect moorage fees and submit weekly deposits
  • Provide general security presence
  • Perform weekly inspections of the marina facilities and report any problems to Lane County Parks
  • Perform routine maintenance of the courtesy docks
  • General litter removal
  • Prepare day use shelters for rent
  • Report emergency situations
  • Perform restroom janitorial services