Mason County Parks Department is recruiting a Park Host for Sandhill Park

Sandhill Park 1000 NE Sandhill Rd
Belfair, WA 98528

  • The County provides an RV site, water, power, and septic at no charge.
    • This is the only compensation.
  • Park Host is responsible for opening and closing park, site security, customer service, and light maintenance duties in return for the free RV space.
    • Park Host needs their own camper, trailer, or motorhome.

Volunteer Park Hosts assist park staff with routine visitor services such as greeting guests, answering questions, clean-up, general maintenance, and dispensing information in exchange for free use of area for self-contained recreational vehicle.

• Maintain clean, orderly RV site.
• Check with the Mason County Parks staff before adding any additional structures or storage containers at your site. Any plants must be grown in portable containers.
• Do not perform vehicle maintenance at your site.
• County equipment cannot be used for personal use.
• Only camping and recreational equipment may be in public view; all other equipment must be stored out of sight.
• It is not appropriate to consume alcohol while on County Park property. Confine any alcohol consumption to inside your RV.
• Successfully pass a criminal history check.
• No smoking.
• Must have cell phone or means to contact County staff and emergency response
• Avoid offensive language or conduct.
• Avoid displaying signs, decals, bumper stickers, posters that express political or religious viewpoints.
• Conducting business such as selling items/products/services for pay in the park is prohibited unless allowed by separate contract with Mason County.
• All dogs must have current rabies certificates. Scoop and leash laws apply at all times. Pets must never be left unattended.
• Do not accept responsibility for supervising park visitor’s children.

County budgets and the time of the year determine park staffing and current operations, but also what duties the Parks staff will be requesting you to perform. A host during one month may be asked to pick up litter and weed areas, plus greet visitors, while another host may be asked to provide surveillance, check restrooms and close gates in the evenings.

Some of the duties may include:
• Greeting and assisting visitors, informing them of Park rules, answering questions and receiving comments about the park and surrounding area.
• Distributing maps, brochures, and facility information to individuals and groups.
• Replenishing restroom and facility supplies when Park staff is not present or unable to do so. Hosts may be requested to help make sure restroom facilities have adequate toilet paper and floors are picked up or swept, or light bulbs are functioning and replaced when needed.
• Promoting care of the Park by keeping a clean site and performing minor maintenance tasks such as picking up litter or light duties as outlined by Park staff. Clean facilities and grounds actually help prevent the spread of litter, in addition to providing a welcome sight to visitors.
• Being a visible representative of the Park with a sufficient and comfortable knowledge of Park rules and surrounding area activities so you can explain rules plus provide information to visitors.
• Opening and closing the park gate.
• Being observant for activities within the Park requiring immediate attention. Contacting Parks staff and/or law enforcement when emergencies occur. Remember: You are responsible for minor enforcement of park rules such as alcohol use, rowdy behavior, loud music, etc. You are not responsible for dealing with major items that would be dealt with by law enforcement.
• Picking up litter in and around the park
• Performing grounds maintenance
• Inspecting park grounds
• Inspecting, cleaning, and stocking restroom
• Raking leaves in the fall
• Monitoring special events
• Opening and closing entry gate
• Clipping brush out of the way
• Reporting any damaged tables, trees, or posts to staff
• Turning on and off water system for park
• Checking and moving sprinklers
• Moving or cleaning up around garbage cans
• Sweeping cobwebs off buildings
• Straightening site posts
• Keeping bulletin board information up-to-date
• Hosing down buildings and signs
• Pruning shrubs and trees, if qualified
• Trimming or weeding grass
• Minor repairs to picnic tables, buildings
• Help with monitoring groups camping at the park who have been issued a Special Use Camping Permit.

As a Volunteer Host, you will be asked to wear a County Parks and Trails Department identification badge that will identify you as a Volunteer Host to park visitors. Please wear your I.D. badge only while you are on duty. Personal appearance and the appearance of your RV site are a reflection upon the County.

For Information:

For Park Host Application:

Questions: Please call: (360) 427-9670 Ext. 535