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Notes to bidders:

  • Please note:  There were no Round 1 Questions & Answers.  When reviewing this information, please open each "folder"?  Also, the documents entitled "Section 7 Cost Proposal Financial Templates" for each concession opportunity is an Excel file to be downloaded and completed when submitting your bids.  

 


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Stacy Sprengeler
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307-777-7010

By being a volunteer for the Division of Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails (SPHST) you or your group can make a difference in Wyoming communities. With your personal expertise and skill sets, you can enhance and enrich our programs. Volunteers contribute to a variety of positions that are necessary to maintain and preserve Wyoming's cultural and natural resources, and allow SPHST to be operable and meet our mission. Become an integral part of our team today!

Throughout the year we have positions available for:

  • Docents/Interpreters
  • Maintenance
  • Carpentry
  • Historical Research
  • Special Events
  • Curation (processing and maintaining collections at museums and historic sites)
  • Customer Service
  • Education
  • Special Projects

Group volunteer opportunities and special projects are handled by the Volunteer Coordinator. Contact Stacy Sprengeler directly for information, or for service projects for your organization.


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Application and Placement Process

  1. Fill out an application here: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=805707066.
  2. The Volunteer Coordinator in Cheyenne will review the application and send it to the park or historic site of interest to you.
  3. The site Superintendent or their designee will contact you for an interview.
  4. Fill out a Volunteer Agreement (once per year), to be on file prior to beginning service. Minors must have parent or guardian signature.
  5. If your volunteer position involves driving a state vehicle, you must provide a valid Driver’s License and insurance information, and pass the State of Wyoming Defensive Driving Test.

Camp Hosts

SPHST has a vibrant camp host program. From May 15-September 15, camp hosts reside at a state park or historic site, receiving a free camping spot in exchange for their volunteer service. Positions are filled on a first-come, first served basis, depending on availability at our sites. See the Camp Host tab for more information.


Non-Motorized Trails

Paul Gritten
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307-777-8557

Trails play a large part in our system’s recreational opportunities. Trail building and maintenance occurs throughout the summer months, but four Trail Volunteer Days are offered each year. For more information, contact Paul Gritten, the Non-motorized Trails Coordinator.

 


 

Volunteers enhance and enrich our program with their knowledge and skill sets. Volunteers are an integral part of our team and perform functions that allow SPHST to be operable and meet our mission.

 


 

 

What is a Camp Host/Site Host?

A camp host is a person or couple who volunteers their time at a state park or historic site for two months or more in exchange for a camping spot during their volunteer service. The difference between a site host and a camp host is that a camp host is responsible for campgrounds or designated areas, whereas a site host holds a position where there are no campgrounds or overnight camping.

 

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Application and Placement Process

  1. Fill out an application for each person who wishes to be a camp host by following this link: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=805707066.
  2. The Volunteer Coordinator in Cheyenne will contact you to further discuss your interests, skill sets, availability, and position openings.
  3. Applications will be sent to Park/Historic Site Superintendent or their volunteer coordinator on-site. They will review all applications and will conduct an interview with candidate(s) whose skill sets and interests best meet site needs. Post interview, the Volunteer Coordinator in Cheyenne will be notified of their selection.
  4. Upon being notified of a conditional offer for a position, the Volunteer Coordinator will provide the individual or couple with a link to the secure background screening website. Placement is contingent on successfully passing the background check. Results take up to one week to be returned. When the screening is completed, the Volunteer Coordinator reviews the report and a placement decision is made. After which, the applicant(s), state park or historic site is notified.

    The WY State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails Background Check Policy can be viewed here:

     
  5. After notification of a successful background check screening, the Superintendent or volunteer coordinator on-site will contact applicant(s) to extend the formal offer to camp host. Arrangements for arriving on-site will be made between site staff and camp host(s).

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Timeline for Applications and Placement

Camp host positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Returning camp hosts are given first choice on location if a position is available. Inquiries and applications for camp host positions are answered and received throughout the year. However, information on the number of positions available for the coming season is not accessible until October. Most placements are made in October-November. It can take up to a month to complete the placement process, depending on response time from applicant(s), park staff, and background check clearance. Completion of an application does not guarantee placement within the Division’s Volunteer Program.


 

 

Terms of Service

We ask our hosts for a minimum of a two month commitment. Our season is from May 15th – September 15th. Some sites have availability in April and into October, but that is not our system standard. Hosts typically work 3-4 days per week, to include weekends and holidays, as those are our busiest times. In general, our hosts serve 20 hours per week, per person, depending on location. There are a few sites in our system that request 24 hours per week, per person.

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Camp Host Information Sheets

  • Camp Host Information Sheets provide information on each location’s needs.
  • Work schedules vary by location, and are determined by the Park/Historic Site Superintendent or volunteer coordinator on-site.
  • Couples will have days off together.
  • All volunteers sign a Volunteer Agreement, once per calendar year, which must be on file prior to beginning their positions.
  • Volunteers may drive state vehicles, but must provide a valid Driver’s License and insurance information, and pass the State of Wyoming Defensive Driving Test.

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Camp Host Benefits

  • Worker’s Compensation coverage;
  • Free camp site with water and electrical hookups (some FHU, full hook up, sites);
  • Meet new people;
  • Learn new skills;
  • Experience new places;
  • Have fun while giving back!

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Contact the Division’s Volunteer Coordinators

Katie Fujinami
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307-777-3631

Stacy Sprengeler
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307-777-7010

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HR Manager

Stacy Sprengeler
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-7010


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Governor Matt Mead announced a new initiative to promote the outdoor recreational industry in Wyoming this year. The Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources will work with private and public stakeholders to develop recommendations to grow Wyoming’s strong outdoor recreation economy.

“Wyoming has world-class opportunities for hunting, fishing, photography and other outdoor recreation. Many of our fondest memories are with friends and family in the outdoors,” said Governor Mead. “The Task Force will build on the considerable work already done and offer ideas to improve outdoor recreation opportunities, marketing and business recruitment.”

Wyoming has seen its outdoor business sector grow in recent years. A 2012 Outdoor Industry Association report found that outdoor recreation in Wyoming generates approximately $4.5 billion annually in consumer spending, $1.4 billion in wages and salaries, $300 million in state and local tax revenue and creates 50,000 jobs. The Governor has championed Wyoming’s outdoor economy since taking office in 2011.

The Outdoor Recreation Task Force will meet 5 times between December 2016 and May 2017 to develop policy recommendations for Governor Matt Mead’s consideration. Recommendations may include principles to guide and identify the benefits of outdoor recreation, outline efforts to expand business opportunities and improve recreation infrastructure in the state's second largest industry.


The Outdoor Recreation Task Force will develop policy recommendations for Governor Mead’s consideration. Recommendations may include principles to guide and identify the benefits of outdoor recreation, outline efforts to expand business opportunities and improve recreation infrastructure in the state's second largest industry.

You will find meeting locations, agendas, notes and information about listening sessions here. Information is updated on a regular basis so please check back often.


Charter:

 

Meeting Agendas & Notes:

 

Next Steps:

The Planning Team is summarizing the recommendations proposed by the Task Force. A final report will be drafted sometime during the summer of 2017.

 

 


 

Name

Location

Represents

Wes Allen

Cody

Outdoor Recreation Business

Regina Woodhouse

Cheyenne

Outdoor Recreation Business

Cade Maestas

Lander

Firearm Business

Erik Aune

Casper

Fishing/Hunting Guides

Lee Livingston

Powell/Cody

Fishing/Hunting Guides

Mark Jenkins

Wyoming

University of Wyoming and Climbing Community

Gary Wilmot

Lander

Conservation Groups

Janet Marschner

Cheyenne

Conservation Groups & Other Sports

Mark Weitz

Sheridan

Recreation Sports

Melanie Arnett

Laramie

Non-motorized Recreation

Bert Miller

Cody/Laramie

Motorized Recreation

Domenic Bravo

Cheyenne

State Parks

Jessica Crowder

Cheyenne

Governor’s Office

Ben Bump

Cheyenne

State Lands and Investments

Renny Mackay

Cheyenne

Game & Fish

Cameron Ross

Cheyenne

Tourism

Shawn Reese

Cheyenne

Business Council

Tricia O’Conner

Jackson

U.S. Forest Service

Jared Oakleaf

Lander

Bureau of Land Management

Clair Smith

Lander

National Outdoor Leadership School

Rick Manchester

Cody

Wyoming Recreation & Parks Association

Mark Lyon

Rock Springs

Municipal

Melissa Turley

Jackson

Resort Interests

Joe Milczewski

Cheyenne

Oil & Gas Industry

Ogden Driskill

Devil’s Tower

Legislator/Liason

Chris Wichmann

Cheyenne

Agriculture

 

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