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Post Info TOPIC: a single person workamping problematic?


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a single person workamping problematic?


Hi. I asked about this subject before, and found some good work in my field of transcription. However, as I searched around more among campers, found a preponderance of couples are hired mostly because the one site and one person often isn't enough (as a cyberfriend told me could happen) and a couple covers a broader base of skill and work area than one person on a site. That's fine, makes sense. But I am still interested in being outdoors a bit more and involved in camp life a bit more, a space to park for my efforts and a bit of money wouldn't hurt either.
Borrowed several Workamper News and they didn't have much for single workampers that I could find. Maybe it was just those issues or I didn't recognize an area of the News. Met a couple who workamped at a rally I stumbled on and they said they needed a vacation from their vacation! All in good humor of course. "There's so much we didn't know out there," they said, so I'm open to finding out more of what I don't know is "out there."

Thanks for any input.

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We haven't worked at any commercial campgrounds, but have volunteered (for free space) at many state and federal parks and have worked alongside many singles in the last few years.

For any position you are interested in, it's worth a call and simply asking. All they can do is say no.

Good luck,

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I'm with Fred, it never hurts to ask. In our current situation I'm the only one workkamping for our spot. Of course it's office work. You might want to check out Judy's blog. She's traveling by herself and spends part of the year volunteering -- Travels with Emma -- at http://travels-with-emma.blogspot.com/  

I think there are lots of opportunities.  You just have to be persistant and believe they are out there.



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I've worked 2 places where the park employed singles. Both parks had problems when one of the singles had to leave. I see no reason for it, and it may have just been coincidence, but the park matched the singles up with the opposite sex in both cases. I think websites that advertise workamper jobs should include a section for single job openings and for singles looking for a work partner. I'm sure employers would prefer couples for the reasons mentioned, but there is also something to be said for friendly/good workers.

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If you are talking about State Parks and Federal (volunteer) most states will say 20 hours per week each if a couple. If a single, they mostly require 30 hours per week. Seems fair to me, especially if it is only for site.

Quite often, private parks hire maintenance people, or office help apart from being a couple. Call and ask.

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