The coolest thing about having an RV and being retired (or semi-retired) is that you don’t need to worry about what day of the week it is and in most cases you don’t need to keep track of time. With that kind of freedom it only makes sense to hit the road and bounce around the country visiting various places and just letting the GPS do all the work.
But speaking of work, how much more attractive would a few weeks or months on the road appear if I told you that you could either get paid to visit specific sites, or at least get to park the RV at them for free? Now that I have your attention I have only two words for you: National Parks Jobs. Okay, that was three words, but you get the point. The National Parks Service is probably the most well-known network of government-operated green spaces in the country. Note I said ‘government-operated’ because there are some pretty nifty privately-owned parks like KOA.
Park for free
Not to take away from private sites, the National Park Service has pretty much all the good spots claimed where a RV park could go. With that in mind, if you plan to make your vacation a working one, why not do it in a first class spot? The National Parks Service has a lot of what are called ‘Jobs with RV Spaces’ available which is exactly as it sounds. You park in a fancy park for free in exchange for some basic chores. Besides, you were probably going to do a few things around your RV site anyway, so why not get some kind of benefit from doing the same thing for other campers?
Paid National Parks Jobs
In addition, there are a lot of paid National Park jobs that require the same basic chores, plus a bit extra like being a campground host where you collect fees, provide information on such things as where the best hikes are and if you are bit on the handy side you’ll earn even more by putting those skills to work for you. The place to look for a massive list of National Parks waiting for you to show up, park and work can be found at coolworks.com/national-parks-jobs.
You’ll quickly discover that you can fill your summer with some interesting work experience. You may enjoy it enough to turn it into a full-time paid hobby by visiting different locations at different times of the year. There are jobs posted in virtually every state in the union and if you have always put off that trip across the country due to well, the cost of gas or whatever, National Park Jobs provide you with the means to take that trip and cover some of the costs allowing you to enjoy a longer vacation without worrying about paying for it.
In fact, once you start searching the list you’ll discover that seniors, recent retirees and semi-retirees are preferred for many of these positions. There are many reasons for this but they mostly have to do with the flexible hours and non-existent time constraints seniors typically have as part of their package. With the many National Parks Jobs opportunities why restrict your RV holidays because of high costs, when you can extend your holiday and get paid while vacationing?
To find out what jobs are currently available in National Parks, as well as other seasonal jobs, such as resorts, guest ranches and campgrounds, visit www.coolworks.com.