Park Host

Santa Cruz County Parks

Watsonville, California

Job Type Unpaid
Salary Details N/A
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Have you ever wanted to try RV life? 

Come live at Pinto Lake County park in exchange for 20 hrs per week volunteer work.  Pinto Lake county park is a suburban open space with picnicking, nature trails, fishing, and sports fields.  It is close to beautiful beaches and located in a thriving small city. You will be provided with a nice, nearly new RV and full hook-ups (water, electricity, propane) in a semi-private area of the park in exchange for volunteer service. 

Duties include: 

  • Lock gates and restrooms five days per week in the evening at sunset. 
  • Check for signs of trespass and unauthorized camping and inform staff. 
  • Remove garbage/debris.  
  • Inform Park staff of any large limbs or fallen trees. Observe and report changed conditions and hazards (plumbing electrical) or damage to any signage.  
  • Remove graffiti from signage and structures when observed. 
  • Make recommendations for stewardship activities beyond the scope of these duties.  
  • Occasionally assist staff with painting structures, gates and curbs. 

Length of stay negotiable, but normally six months with the option to stay for longer periods of time.

Park host / Site host experience and Spanish language skills a plus. Single people or couples can apply. Pets OK. There is no set schedule, but host will be required to lock gates at sunset 5 days per week.  Other duties can be performed at convenient times for the host.   

Learn more about Pinto Lake County Park here:

Pinto Lake County Park (scparks.com)


The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County is helping with recruitment for this position - Applicants should send a resume and brief cover letter to Steve Root (steve.root@landtrustsantacruz.org).

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation