Hi! Jan & Gary here.
We LOVE Vermont! Now in our 2nd year of retirement, we are implementing our plan to live on LESS than our Social Security income…by volunteering as Camp Hosts at a Vermont State Park. Our first (and now recurring) assignment: Button Bay State Park on Lake Champlain. We have a cool RV site with full hookups and a view of the bay! We each put in 15 hours a week helping out around the park. Before the Memorial Day opening we mow and mow and mow, as well as spruce up the restrooms and clean out & stock the storage rooms. Once the park is open we keep the restrooms sparkling clean and mow campsites as they are vacated and take care of trash & recycling. We enjoy assisting campers and visitors with any questions they might have.
Our free time is spent biking, hiking, kayaking, and enjoying the great state of Vermont. Volunteers receive a free VIP pass to all the State Parks (including camping!), as well as many museums and attractions.
Update: Button Bay won the 2016 coveted “Park of the Year” award! We are thrilled to be part of this great team. Most have returned for the 2017 season and we’re shooting for back-to-back victories!
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