Goliad State Park and Historical Site  

Workamp Information

Organization Type:Public
Org./Park Name:Goliad State Park and Historical Site
Avarage Ratings:

Latest Reviews

  • 5.0Review Rating

    Date of Review: 04-22-2019

    Hours worked per week/person: 20 to 30 hours

    Organization Type: Public

    Job Title: Maintenance Volunteer

    Did you receive Wages or Stipend ?: No

    Please share your comments about your experience : Great small State Park built around a Spanish Mission. We did maintenance which included cleaning bathrooms, VC, and doing small projects like painting and replacing signs. There were 3 other volunteer sites and 2 of the volunteers did interpretive/tours of the mission.

    Did you receive any special benefits or perks while workamping? : Shirt, cap, company truck, access to all park grounds including battle reenactment camp last weekend in March.

    Amenities

    FHU
    Laundry
    Cable
    Wi-Fi
    TV Antenna Reception
    Satellite TV Reception

    -- Anonymous

  • 4.0Review Rating

    Date of Review: 01-06-2017

    Hours worked per week/person: 20 to 30 hours

    Organization Type: Public

    Job Title: Maintenance Host

    Did you receive Wages or Stipend ?: No

    Please share your comments about your experience : We hosted at Goliad Sate Historical Park in November and December 2016, our second time hosting there. We worked in the maintenance department, cleaning restrooms/offices, replacing screens in the shelters, litter control, cleaning fire pits and mowing. We also were required to do night duty two nights a week, checking vehicles and closing the gate. All of the three host sites are full-hookup large pull-throughs with a lot of lawn areas. A picnic table on a cement slab is also provided. The other host positions is Interpretive at the mission and the other is also in maintenance, with one day doing Interpretive hosting at the Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site one day a week. We were required to work 25 hours a week between us in exchange for our site. We did a little more than that as we also volunteered to go up to Monument Hill-Kreische Brewery State Historic Site to help one evening with the Christmas program. Overall we have a good experience at Goliad. One thing we didn’t like so much and we thought was strange was how the Host Coordinator handled the volunteers for the following year. At other places we have hosted the parks always offer the following year’s position’s to the hosts that are already there. When we mentioned that we wanted to return to Goliad the Coordinator said we would have to apply again (that part is normal) and we would be “considered” for the position. She also told the other hosts the same thing. I had a talk with her about that policy, telling her that most full-time hosting RV’ers plan their jobs a year in advance. She still stuck to the policy so we won’t be going back.

    Did you receive any special benefits or perks while workamping? : None from the park but the town of Goliad is great. Rally friendly folks and a lively nightlife Thursday, Friday and Saturday's. Major shopping is done in Victoria, about 25 miles away.

    Amenities

    FHU
    Laundry
    Cable
    Wi-Fi
    TV Antenna Reception
    Satellite TV Reception

    -- Anonymous