Feb 26 2009, 08:00 PM
Joined: 24-August 06
Member No.: 8584
There has not been much discussion on the website about work camping so I decided to start the topic. I am sure that there are members of the site who do work camping and some that would like to get into it. I suspect that both categories could improve the learning curve for each other.
Some ideas to respond to:
1- Who works for only a free site and who works for the money? Why do you do either?
2- What's the best way to get started?
3- Because of the lack of work camping experience and competition for jobs, does one have to accept the first offer even if it isn't suited for you?
4- How much effort and time does it take to get the idea work camper job? What is involved?
5- Is work camping in a commercial campground preferable to a public one like a national park or forest service?
6- What is your best and worst experience?
7- For those who have work camped, what is the one (one only) valuable piece of advise you could give someone considering it?
8- For those who are just getting into the work camping thing, what's the most annoying aspect of the process?
Feb 26 2009, 10:51 PM
Joined: 12-September 07
From: Pacific Northwest
Member No.: 16651
Well, you didn't start a topic about Workamping, you started a topic about WOR CAMPING, and I wanted to know what in the **** that was!
I'm going to be doing some workamping myself! Not paid, just volunteer! In May, I will be doing some computer work for a state park in Washington, and during July through Labor Day I will be volunteering for US Fish and Wildlife in, of all places, KENTUCKY! Hoo boy, this is going to be a LONG way from home. But I'm excited, I have been to Kentucky before, I LOVE Kentucky! And BBears, in case you are reading this topic, now that I am COMMITTED to going to Kentucky, I may still try to make the Flight 93 thing, maybe, maybe not..... I will be working 3 days on, 3 days off. I checked, it's 500 miles to that location, can't do it during a "3 day off" time. When I'm done, I may want to just get the heck home, so still might not make it, will have to see....
I got the Kentucky thing on a "fluke." I went to volunteer.gov and I saw a job announcement in Kentucky that had exactly what I wanted. So, I pitched my resume to that job, even though I didn't really want to go to Kentucky, wanted to stay close to home. I thought my resume would go in a "general" area and I click off states I wanted to work. Well, volunteer.gov doesn't work the same way that workamper.com does, apparently, I actually DID apply for the job in Kentucky, the next day, they called me up, and I said, "Let me think about this......" and I decided, GAS PRICES ARE DOWN, I GOTTA GO!
I can't wait! But I'm also nervous! I have driven back and forth across the country four times in my life, IN A CAR, due to job changes. Didn't bother me. But doing this in an RV??????? NOOOOO!!!!!!! OH MY!!!! I'M NERVOUS!!!!
Now, would you please tell me what WOR CAMPING is????? I'm still wondering......
JJ from Pacific Northwest
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