Introduction

October to April: Volunteer as a campsite host for 1-4 weeks or longer over the busy summer period.

Dates

Dates available from October 2017 to April 2018. 

Positions are for 1-4 weeks or longer - this can be negotiated. Volunteers start and end their stay on a Monday or Tuesday, depending on the site.

Description

Positions are available for reliable and responsible campsite hosts over the summer period. There are volunteer opportunities at these campsites:

Tasks

You have duties and responsibilities for 3-4 hours each day, including:

  • information sharing
  • fee collection
  • checking in
  • radio communication
  • cleaning the facilities.

What to expect

Molesworth ranger hut.
DOC ranger hut at Molesworth

Accommodation: For all positions, a free campsite and/or accommodation is provided.

Food: To be provided by campsite host.

Cost: No charge.

Fitness required: Low level of fitness required.

Essential skills and characteristics:

  • able to relate to a range of people in a friendly manner
  • fit and healthy
  • mature, sensible and have a good attitude
  • have a practical outlook and able to work alone
  • culturally sensitive
  • first aid certificate preferable
  • conversant in English
  • compliance with DOC Health and Safety Policy.

Pickup/meeting details: Volunteers who are accepted will receive an information pack before starting about where to meet on the first day of duty.

Travel: Campsite hosts need to find their own way to and from the campsite. Access to Cob cottage at Molesworth is via a steep and windy gravel road. 

Safety procedures: Approved volunteers must comply with the DOC Health and Safety Policy, and arrive prepared with appropriate amounts of food and warm/waterproof clothing.

How to apply

You need to fill in an online application form for the campsite you prefer, and send a letter or reference to renwick@doc.govt.nz.

We reserve the right to conduct a police check as part of this process. 

Online application forms are found on the information page for each campsite (see links above).

Contact

For more information contact the Renwick Office on 

Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:   +64 3 572 9100
Email:   renwick@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Gee Street
Renwick
Marlborough 7204
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