This is most likely common knowledge, but defined “Service” – is a process where one or more serve another. This can take place in thousands of different capacities that possibly you may not have thought of as service.
In the Workamping world a very high percentage of the opportunities you will encounter are going to be service nature. It may be service to private people, small business, corporate business, environment, national agencies, state agencies and the list goes on.
Work experience serving private people could come in the form of property sitting, ranching assistant, parenting assistant, elderly care assistant any situation where you are directly involved with a private person needing your service. These are not as common as the others listed above, but they do exist.
A large portion of Workamping service opportunities jobs are for small & corporate business America. They can range from your Mom & Pop campground operation or other business such as Kayak rentals on the ocean bay. Many of these types of service positions will be limited in the number of Workampers they hire to perform the service each season.
When you get into larger corporate business and definitely national and state agencies such as the Army Corps of Engineers they will have hundreds and in some cases thousands of Workamping opportunities available each season. Some will be paid positions and some will be volunteer positions which are topics for another day. These opportunities could be anything and everything from cleaning rest rooms to fire pits to shorelines to other general maintenance. You may find yourself working a gate house, performing security duties with Corps Rangers and in essence being responsible for the orderly operation of a campground. The list goes on and on.
Tomorrow we will discuss the level of Service you will need to provide and what your expectations should be regarding your rewards.