Campground hosts volunteer their time in national parks around the State to carry out a variety of roles associated with park and visitor management.
Campground hosts usually have a sense of adventure, enjoy the outdoors, and have good health and fitness levels. Hosts bring their own caravan or tent, staying on site for varying lengths of time.
Since it was launched in 1991, hundreds of people have taken part in DBCA's Parks and Wildlife Service’s campground host program, volunteering their time in campgrounds in national parks around the state. These people have spent time in some of Western Australia's most beautiful spots, met many fascinating people and formed memories that will last a lifetime.
The program is particularly popular among retirees. However, it is perfect for people who love camping and the great outdoors. In most cases, as a volunteer, you choose where you’d like to stay and for how long.
The Volunteers and Community Unit coordinates the program and, along with other Parks and Wildlife Service staff, provides the campground hosts with training and support before and during their stays. Parks and Wildlife Service staff are usually available face to face, or by radio.
Where do campground hosts operate?
The campground host program operates at about 53 sites throughout Western Australia. This includes a visitor centre and conservation reserves where hosts look after the homesteads and surrounding buildings.