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Are you looking for an opportunity to spend the summer in the forest on the Smith River, meeting campers in the national forest?

Six River National Forest is looking for volunteers to fill campground host positions this summer in three of the five campgrounds on the Smith River National Recreation Area/Gasquet Ranger District.

In exchange for being a presence on campgrounds and answering questions for visitors 20andndash;30 hours per week, campground hosts are given a free place to park their trailer with free hookups at some locations.

"It's a great way to meet people and spend some time outside," said Carrie Carter-Griffin, recreation manager for Six Rivers.

Hosts are needed from Memorial Day to Labor Day at Grassy Flat and Big Flat primitive campgrounds, and from July through Labor Day at Panther Flat campground, which has electricity, water, sewer and propane hookups and even a washer and dryer on site.

Positions are also available on the Orleans, Ukonom, and Mad River ranger districts.

Training is provided for hosts, who perform a variety of duties, including: greeting visitors, assisting with registration, answering questions, campfire safety, tracking visitor use, reporting hazards, and cleaning restrooms and showers (where provided).

For information about positions on the Gasquet RD/Smith River NRA or the Orleans and Ukonom Ranger Districts, call Carrie Carter-Griffin at 707-457-3975 or

For information about the Mad River position, call Curt Booher at 707-574-6233 or

For additional information about each position and to apply, visitwww.volunteer.govand search by city and state.