• Campground Host • Other • General Assistance
Provide hospitality and customer service to campground guests, assisting in the upkeep of campground facilities and promoting safe responsible use of Corps of Engineer amenities. Campground hosts are expected to conduct periodic patrols of the campground, greeting public and answering questions. Bonding of the Campground Host may be required in order for them to perform fee collection within the campground and remit camping fees to Nation Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) via computer. Campground hosts do not enforce park regulations; however, they are expected to be the eyes and ears of the park rangers and are expected to assist rangers and visitors during emergencies. During the winter months, weekday visitation is low with moderate use during the weekend.
Minimum Qualifications: Desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds. Appearance should be neat and a positive reflection of the organization and ability to remain calm in busy situation. Be cognitive and verbal ability to answer visitor questions and communicate park rules. Physical ability to navigate camp loop and visit campsites, pick up trash, light cleaning, lift 20 lbs and carry 25 feet (position may require extended periods in the outdoors during adverse conditions such as heat, cold or rain.) Visually able to spot safety hazards and take prompt appropriate action to correct in accordance with training provided. (Listed 08/01/2014)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Work min 20 hours/week and volunteers will be provided an RV site with all utilities and wireless internet.
It is located15 miles east of Fairbanks, Alaska. Park Host will have duties with visitor assistance, landscaping, litter pickup, mowing and maintenance of bulletin boards. Duties include assisting visitors by providing park/recreation information and distributing Title 36, park maps, and other informational handouts. The volunteers will assist the Ranger staff with a wide variety of other duties throughout the season, although small changes are made based on when the thaw comes to interior Alaska. (Updated 08/01/2014)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteers are provided a full service campsite, including electric hook-up, water, and sewer in return for providing 24-30 hours a week of volunteer service.
Barren River Lake is looking for a couple or single person with good communication skills to help our team as a Volunteer Park Host.
Volunteer Duties: being a point of contact for visitors, meet and greet campers, pass out water safety materials, supervise programs in the campground and other duties as needed.
(1) Park Host must provide there own Camper (2) Ability to effectively communicate with the public (3) Ability to maintain a set schedule and turn in progress reports of duties performed (4) Willingness to commit to a long term agreement (5) Wear the provided Park Host uniform while performing duties (Updated 08/10/2014)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Park Host will be provided with a campsite with water, electricity, picnic table, and fire ring.
• Campground Host • General Assistance
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Chaco Culture NHP is accepting campground host applications for April through November. We are looking for positive people and positive time commitments.
The position of Campground Host is under the supervision of the Law Enforcement Division of Chaco Culture National Historical Park (NHP). The Law Enforcement Division is responsible for the protection and safety of the staff, visitors, natural and cultural resources within the Park boundaries. The Chief Ranger is the Campground Host’s direct Supervisor.
As the Campground Host, you are a visible and identifiable representative of Chaco Culture NHP. When responding to questions and rendering assistance to the public the Campground Host displays a positive, courteous, and helpful demeanor. You are expected to maintain a groomed appearance, wear a volunteer uniform, name tag, and cap (all provided) when working with visitors.
Learn NPS fee regulations and applicable discounts, learns rules for individual and group campsites. Check out, carry and use NPS radio and battery charger. Learn the area.
- Greet campground visitors, inform them of campground rules and regulations and seek voluntary compliance with those regulations. Provide information and assistance, if needed.
- Alert campers to any restrictions that are in effect.
- Inform campers in campsites of fee regulations for both entrance fees and camping fees. If there are problems or issues, contact law enforcement ranger.
- Monitor camper activity to ensure rules are being followed. If there is any suspicious, unusual persons, situations, violations and/or emergencies report them to Law Enforcement immediately.
- Pull expired fee slips from campsite posts. Make rounds in the mornings and evenings to check on campers and inform them of any programs which may be happening that evening.
- Conduct light grounds maintenance; removing ashes from fire rings, rake campsites, pick-up litter from campsites and general campground area, pull weeds, clean restrooms, and stock toilet paper.
- Notify maintenance of any problems that may exist such as water leaks in restrooms, toilet or sink problems, etc.
- Communicate with Visitor Center regarding vacancy or full status of the campground.
Site Stewardship Program: (Highly recommended however not mandatory)
The SiteWatch Program is partnership of public land-management agencies, nonprofit preservation organizations and individuals, and private land owners whom wish to strengthen efforts to protect New Mexico’s archaeological rich and world famous archaeological heritage. The program is coordinated by the Historic Preservation Division, which operates from Santa Fe, but the program itself works at the community level.
Chaco Culture NHP, wishing to strengthen its efforts to protect the park’s national and international archaeological and cultural heritage has modeled its program on the highly successful state SiteWatch program.
Archaeological sites in the campground which are being impacted by campers and it has been determined that a systematic approach to protect the sites was needed. Since Hosts are a consistent presence in the campground, the ideal solution was to include the Campground Host/s in the monitoring of those sites as part of their volunteer responsibilities.
To effectively monitor cultural properties, all interested Hosts will be provided with a well-designed training process in which they will acquire the ability and resources to monitor and properly deal with issues related to their stewardship duties. If interested, please let your supervisor, the Chief Ranger, know and he will put you in touch with the individual who runs the program.
Required shifts & length of volunteer commitment:
The Campground Host schedule is generally 4 days on and 3 days off. However, other work schedules may be worked out. The campground supervisor will discuss this with you either prior to or upon arrival at Chaco.
The Park requires a minimum of a sixty (60) day commitment for Campground Host.
Hazards that could be encountered may include stinging or biting insects, rattlesnakes, potentially hazardous wildlife, steep slopes, rock falls near cliffs, high winds, lightning strikes, and running arroyos. There is a potential for heat stroke in the summer and hypothermia in the winter. Summer highs in the mid-90s with the occasionally 100 degrees F. Winter weather has the potential for temperatures in the 20s - 30s degree F. with the potential lows below 0 degree F.
A gravel/dirt parking space with electrical, non-potable water, and sewer hookups are provided for Campground Hosts in exchange for 32 hours of coverage each week which include weekends. There is also a travel trailer available for occupancy if an individual wishes to be a Campground Host but does not have their own RV. Tent camping is permitted in Hosts sites.
- Position available July and/or August
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: An RV pad with electrical, sewer and non-potable water hookups is available. The park also has an airstream that may be available.
Clean Jordan Lake: We will again start are litter removal for Jordan Lake at Jordan Dam Visitor Assistance Center on Saturday October 11, 2014 starting at 9am, until 2pm. This year efforts will include all trash removal around the lake.
Special Skills Needed: The want to keep the lake clean!
Additional Sponsors: NCDOT, NCWRC, Chatham County, NCFS, Big Sweep, Clean Jordan Lake. (Updated 10/08/2013)
• Computers • Office/Clerical • Other • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The interpretation staff interacts directly with visitors. Upon completion of training, the job consists of: • Answering questions at visitor centers • Providing information to individuals while hiking trails and boardwalks • Researching, preparing, and presenting interpretive programs • Being able to talk about the current issues in the park in a professional manner
DATES OF SERVICE: Three internships are available during the interpretive season, which runs November through May, 2015.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Applicants will be ranked according to their knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas: • Ability to work with all age groups • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Skill in enthusiastically sharing knowledge with others • Ability to communicate effectively, both speaking and writing • Experience or interest in interpretation and/or environmental education
AREA: Big Cypress is located in sunny South Florida on Highway 41 just 30 miles east of Naples and seventy miles west of Miami. Temperatures during the winter months are usually in the 80s during the day and 60s to 70s at night. Everglades City is the closest town with a small grocery, convenience stores, gas stations, and restaurants. The fishing is great!
BENEFITS: Housing will be provided • Gain experience working in a unit of the National Park System • A small reimbursement for travel/incidentals may be available.
HOW TO APPLY: Send the on-line application and resume including references to: Christopher Derman, Big Cypress National Preserve 33100 Tamiami Trail E., Ochopee, FL 34141, or via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: An apartment with modern amenities would be made available.
• Fish/Wildlife • Back Country/Wilderness
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Fall 2014: A 13 week minimum is required.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Since 1989, volunteers have assisted project biologists with monitoring, protecting, and collecting baseline data on nesting hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata). For the Fall of 2014, interns are needed to monitor the nesting beaches until the end of the season in December or possibly later.
Applicants are not required to have prior experience working with sea turtles. Successful applicants will be self-motivated, conservation-minded, and able to get along well with others. A positive attitude, diligent work ethic, and a love for the outdoors are a must.
• Camping from 6 up to 12 consecutive nights at remote beaches with a project technician or other trained volunteers. • Conducting nightly watches (from 5 p.m. until at least 2 a.m.) to observe nesting turtles and emerging hatchlings. • Hiking up to 12 miles (one-way) over rugged lava terrain with a 30+ pound backpack to reach field sites. • 4-wheel driving on long, bumpy roads to reach field sites. • Day-checking other nesting beaches on a regular basis to look for signs of turtle activity by hiking up to 12 miles (one-way) or 4-wheel driving. • Handling adult turtles which includes: restraining, measuring, applying flipper tags, and checking for injuries. • Ensuring that hatchlings reach the ocean by monitoring nests that are ready to hatch, rescuing stranded hatchlings, and excavating nests. • Recording baseline data, which includes keeping a field notebook, filling out data sheets, drawing maps, and entering data into the computer. • Controlling predators by baiting and checking live-traps daily and euthanizing mongooses, feral cats, and rats using carbon dioxide gas. • Picking up trash and debris along the coastline.
• Be able to commit to work on the project for a minimum of 13 weeks. Preference given to those able to commit longer. • Be at least 18 years of age. • Be a U.S. citizen. • Possess a valid driver's license (U.S. or international). • Possess current first aid and CPR card. • Be able to hike up to 12 miles over rugged lava terrain in difficult conditions with a 30+ pound backpack. • Be able to hike/ work in vog (sulphur dioxide emitted from the nearby volcano, which can be problematic for people with respiratory concerns). • Be able to stay awake late at night and work on little sleep. • Be able to get along well with others.
This is an unpaid, volunteer position. A $10 per work day food reimbursement will be provided, although additional funds are needed to supplement this for basic needs and entertainment.
Shared dorm style housing can be provided at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
operate/drive agricultural tractors on a national wildlife refuge. hours are 24/week in exchange for full RV hook ups. will mow and till up moist soil units, road-sides, etc. must be able to work alone and have some experience with tractors and/or skid steers, etc. DOI agricultural training a plus but not required
• Construction/Maintenance • Historical Preservation • Trail/Campground Maintenance • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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In the fall of 1863, Union and Confederate forces locked in a struggle over the railroad town of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." Two armies totaling more than 130,000 soldiers clashed together in the woods and farmlands of north Georgia in September in the Battle of Chickamauga. The Confederates were victorious at Chickamauga, however renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. Preserved in 1890 as the nation's first national military park, commemorating the actions and bravery of both sides, Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP now manages over 9,000 acres with stories stretching back 12,000 years and forward to the present day.
Maintenance Assistants provide essential help to park staff by caring for park buildings and grounds. Duties include a wide range of tasks based on interests and skills, both inside and outside in all seasons. Volunteers may be asked to work as part of a team and/or individually. Work around the park involves a wide range of equipment and volunteers may be asked to use equipment. Appropriate training will be provided prior to using any equipment.
Duties may include:
Collecting trash and other litter
Clearing leaves and other tree droppings from parking lots and sidewalks
Clearing out plantings and flower beds as appropriate to the season
Mowing, trimming, or edging
Cleaning and restocking bathrooms
General repairs including painting, carpentry, etc.
Notifying park staff regarding maintenance concerns, or emergency/unusual situations
Volunteers may be assigned special projects based on specialized skills (electrician, plumber, mason, carpenter, mechanic, etc.)
Minimum commitment of 96 hours per year, or an average of two 4-hour shifts per month (A weekly or bi-weekly commitment of one 4-6 hour shift is preferred)
Wear provided volunteer uniform items
Wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and other applicable personal protective equipment
Be able to lift at least 20 pounds
Complete necessary training before operating any park equipment
Please contact the volunteer coordinator, Will Sunderland, at the number listed above for questions. We hope to hear from you soon!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteers committing to a 2-3 month stay of 32 volunteers per week are invited to use one of the park's two RV pads.
Located next to the park Maintenance compound, the level gravel RV pads welcome sunrise views and visits from local wildlife including deer, turkey, and more. A fire ring and picnic table offer opportunities to enjoy the park right next to your RV. Provided amenities include 20, 30, and 50 amp electric power connections, water, and sewer. Gas connections not provided. Laundry facilities are located in the park administration building a short drive away or at local laundromats. Sites can accommodate any size unit.
• Conservation Education • Visitor Information • General Assistance
We are looking for a volunteer couple or single who can work our visitor center 3 days a week 8:30am-4:30pm from mid- August to mid-December 2014, we are flexible with start and end date. Duties include tending to the bookstore, answering the phone and talking to visitors as they stop by. We look to our volunteers to keep the bathrooms clean and the center tidy between Saturdays (when our cleaners come to clean). Our visitor service volunteers are all greeters as well as historical and naturalist interpreters, you can learn as you spend time in the center, we do not expect our workampers to show up with all the knowledge of the area, you will obtain all that new wisdom while you are here! We offer electric (50 amp), sewage and water in return for 24 hours of service from each volunteer. We also have a washer and dryer in our maintenance shop for your convenience.
• Botany • Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge is home to several endangered and threatened species, some of which only occur on the island of Key Largo. The Refuge is closed to public use but does offer some environmental education opportunities at the Refuge Headquarters.
The Refuge has only one paid USFWS employee and typically staffs interns and researchers. Most of the work revolves around managing threatened and endangered species and their habitats.
We are looking for people that enjoy:
environmental education and interacting with visitors;
carpentry and maintenance;
creating displays for our visitor contact center;
invasive plant and animal management;
leading other volunteers in Refuge work days
Each volunteer is required to work 24 hours per week (for couples) or 32 hours per week (for singles). RV volunteers typically work for a period of 1 to 4 months, usually October to April.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: There is only one RV site at the Refuge and contains water, power (30 & 50 amp), and sewer hook-ups.
• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Seeking Volunteers with "winterizable" trailers or RVs. Temperatures in December often drop to zero and below overnight. Volunteers are being sought to work at Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater Volcano. Limited positions are available but the fully equipped sites are within easy walking distance from the visitor centers.
Winter VIPs will primarily assist in the visitor centers as greeters at the front desks, answering visitor questions, assisting with Jr. Ranger programs, collecting fees, and operating sales for our partner Western National Parks Association. Full training is available from professional staff who you will be working along side of.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Trailer or RV must be prepared for weatherization with night time temps down to zero and below
• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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Job Description: Contact Station Volunteer- Meriwether Lewis
Note: Visitor Center/Contact Station volunteers must successfully pass a background check to be selected for this position.
A resume with three supervisory references is required.
Description of Work
Works closely with Natchez Trace Parkway staff and Eastern National Association personnel to accomplish the mission of informing and educating the public about the Park.
Greets park visitors in a friendly and professional manner. Orients visitors to Park themes, activities and facilities.
Answer incoming phone calls. Records addresses so that information can be mailed out to visitors.
Provides accurate visitor information concerning the natural and cultural history of the Park, recreational and educational opportunities, area attractions, highway directions, and location of area accommodations.
Ensures that an adequate supply of free informational literature is available for distribution.
Assists in operating park’s Eastern National Outlet in daily sales operations, including handling cash and securing it for accountability purposes, restocking sales items, and maintaining a neat and tidy sales/information area.
If trained to do so, may provide education programming to park visitors or groups.
Assist, within your level of training, victims of injury or illness until the arrival of emergency medical personnel.
Visitor Center volunteers will wear the proper and complete volunteer uniform while performing their duties.
Report signs of facility damage, maintenance needs, criminal activity, etc. to their supervisor. Maintenance needs will written up and submitted to their supervisor by email, fax or mail.
Will keep a log of their hours and submit it monthly to the volunteer coordinator by email, fax or mail. The form will be due by the 5th of the following month (ex July 5th for the month of June).
Work will mainly be completed indoors. Some work may be outside under a variety of conditions: hot, cold, windy, humid, and rainy.
Items provided for Volunteers
Volunteer shirt. Volunteer name tag. Volunteer hat. Jacket (depending on weather and location).
Items provided by Volunteers
A positive attitude and a willingness to share Parkway history and information with visitors. Black or khaki pants or skirt to wear with uniform shirt. Appropriate shoes.
Ability to get along with people. Ability to remain calm and friendly when confronted by visitors. Ability to adapt to changing work conditions. Ability to work independently. Skill in oral communication. Ability to acquire knowledge of the natural and cultural history of Natchez Trace Parkway and its significance. Must be willing to commit to an agreed upon work schedule.
The minimum commitment is 24 hours per week. Volunteer hours and times must be prescheduled with your supervisor.
Supervision and Training
Supervised by the Meriwether Lewis Interpretation supervisor. Training will be provided in Visitor Center/Contact Station protocols, operation of cash register, opening and closing of the Visitor Center/Contact Station, Park history, Natchez Trace Parkway goals and themes. The Park film, written materials, and ranger led programs are available to gain more knowledge of the Park and its history. Supervisor will complete midseason and end of season evaluation of work.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: An RV pad with water & eletric hookups will be provided off-site. A dump station is available.
• Other • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Visitor Center Volunteers Needed:
Dates: This Position is Year Round 2014.
The Visitor Center was constructed in 2012; Dewey Short Visitor Center receives more than 100,000 visitors each year and is located just minutes from the attractions in Branson, Missouri. Visitor Center Volunteers provide up to 3 days of service per week (singles will be scheduled for 4 days) and at least 2 months of service. Hours of service are 9 am – 5:30 pm. Volunteers answer questions and assist visitors, open and close the center, assist with daily cleaning and landscaping, and other duties as needed.
Four positions and full-hookup campsites are available year-round beginning in November of 2014. At least 2 months of volunteer service are requested. (Listed 07/29/2014)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteers who wish to receive camping in return for services will be provided a campsite with water, electric and sewer hookups no more than 3 miles from the visitor center.
• Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance
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Resident Volunteers are needed to help staff the refuge visitor center, a restored 1880s planter's house with rocking chairs on the front porch. Volunteers greet and orient visitors, answer the phone, operate small nature shop, sell/issue America the Beautiful passes, show film, keep visitor center tidy, keep brochure racks filled, fill bird feeders, open and close gates. Volunteers may also choose to do trail/light maintenance, education programs, live exhibit curation, computer work, landscape work, and/or help with special events. We require 24 hours/week for each site, whether couple or single, plus opening and closing gates. Gate duty is shared when multiple sites are occupied. Refuge vehicle is provided.
Refuge is located 3 miles north of Monroe with a population of approximately 50,000. Amenities are conveniently located within a few miles of the refuge. Pets are allowed on leash.
Refuge has 4 RV sites with full hookups, located on scenic Bayou DeSiard, with concrete patio, picnic table, laundry and shower facilities, trash dumpster. Propane dealer within 2 miles.
Refuge features a beautiful 1600 acre cypress and tupelo-studded lake and offers year round fishing. There is a 1300 foot pier over the lake which forms a loop off the 1 mile nature trail. Refuge also has other surfaced and unsurfaced trails, a conservation learning center, interactive exhibits, arboretum, raised observation deck, photo and bird blinds, canoe rental (volunteers with trash bags canoe free), great fishing and wildlife watching and some hunting. Please see the refuge website for more on the refuge or our Facebook page to learn more about what is happening here. www.Facebook.com/BlackBayouLakeNWR
At this point we have opportunities this Fall of 2014and again in May of 2015 and into the fall of that year
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: 4 RV pads with full hookups, concrete patio, picnic table, shower and laundry facilities.
• Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Science • General Assistance
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EXCITING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! Be a part of the volunteer team with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Visitor/Environmental Education Center! We are currently seeking volunteers to help staff our Center and assist in our outreach activities with openings for March 2014 through 2015. Duties include the following: meeting/greeting the public; answering questions; assisting with cleaning (no outside janitorial service - cleaning does include restrooms); helping to plan special events, workshops and other outreach programs; leading tours and helping with field trips; assisting in the day-to-day operation of the center gift shop; stocking/tracking/ordering brochures; etc.
For those who are Workampers - In exchange for service, volunteers receive a free campsite with water, electric and sewer hookup along with wireless internet access and laundry facilities. Propane hookup available during the winter months. Hours are 20 to 24 hours per week, per person, and our location (Jamestown, KY/Lake Cumberland) proves to be central for seeing some of the regions most beautiful outdoor sites! For others in the local area, any and all hours are are greatly appreciated, and all volunteers are provided uniforms, training and a truly unique and engaging volunteer opportunity!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Housing is provided via a campsite with full hookup. Volunteer must provide their own camping unit. No showerhouse or restroom facility is available, only a campsite with electric, water and sewer hookup. Wireless internet access and laundry facilities are provided.
• Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Other • Soil/Watershed • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • Science • General Assistance
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EXCITING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is looking for volunteers to assist with the hatchery’s fish production program! Duties are mostly outdoor in nature, our crew is highly motivated, and the work is extremely rewarding! Tasks include the following: feeding fry and fish; cleaning raceways; loading fish onto trucks and transporting; conducting sample counts; assisting in the operation of the Threatened & Endangered species lab; mowing and maintenance; etc.
For those who are Workampers - In exchange for service, volunteers receive a campsite with water, electric, sewer hookup, WiFi connection, propane and laundry facilities. Hours are 20-24 hours per week, per person, and our location (Jamestown, KY/Lake Cumberland) is central for seeing the region! For those residing in the local area, any and all donated time is appreciated, and all volunteers receive training and uniforms.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Housing is provided via a campsite with full hookup. Volunteer must provide their own camping unit. No showerhouse or restroom facility is available, only a campsite with electric, water and sewer hookup. Laundry facilities are also provided.
• Weed/Invasive Species Control
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Richmond National Battlefield Park is looking for volunteers to assist us with invasive species control throughout the park. Our efforts focus on species such as Japanese honeysuckle, tree-of-heaven, Johnson grass, oriental bittersweet, and Chinese privet. These species out-compete the native vegetation and can sometimes have impacts on animal populations as well. Volunteers will work with park staff in hand pulling, chemically treating after cutting, or chemically treating the leaves of invasive species.
We ask that volunteers be willing to contribute at least 4 hours per volunteer session. This helps us for planning and logistical purposes.
Volunteers will be trained in plant identification, chemical treatment of invasive species, GPS use, and a variety of other useful skills.
• Campground Host • Office/Clerical • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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Volunteer Activities • Office/Clerical • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
VISITOR CENTER / CAMPGROUND HOST JOB DESCRIPTION
This position is located at the visitor center and community service camping area at Moores Creek National Battlefield located in Currie, North Carolina or approximately 30 minutes northwest of Wilmington. The applicant chosen will serve as a volunteer visitor center and community service campground host for one month (4 weeks) assisting park staff in the operation of the park.
Moores Creek National Battlefield is seeking enthusiastic, friendly volunteers to work in the park's Visitor Center (VC) during the work week and on weekends throughout the year. Thousands of people visit the battlefield every year, especially on weekends to view the site of the first Patriot victory in the American Revolution and the site of the last Scottish Highland broadsword charge.
Volunteers can sign up for one, two or three month periods beginning in May. Duties will include but are not limited to greeting visitors, answering phones, providing park information to the general public and running the parks gift shop. As needed, communicate accurate camping rules and regulations to community service groups. Volunteers may also participate in the parks living history program.
Weather: Summers can be hot, humid and buggy (mosquitoes). The Spring and Fall are cool with rainy periods. Winters are generally mild with occasional windy and cold nor’easter storms.
Transportation: Personal transportation (bicycle or motorized vehicle) is required to reach local stores. There is no public transportation in the area.
Medical Facilities: Local medical centers provide basic treatment. The nearest hospital is 20 minutes away. Wilmington, North Carolina has several hospitals and large medical facilities just 30 minutes from the park.
Housing: The park has one RV pad available for volunteers who commit to no less than one month and can extend to 3 consecutive months of service. One RV occupant must work a 32 hours per week schedule and will have 3 consecutive days off to explore. Second RV occupant is optional and can work the same schedule, if desired, or other scheduling options can be considered. Volunteers may also participate in the parks living history program. PLEASE check on your cell phone service in this area. Reception within the park can be erratic at times, the extent depending on service provider. Pets are permitted.
Mail can be delivered to the park's main address; the volunteer can have their mail delivered to the roadside mailbox at the RV site or to the Currie Post Office.
Please provide two references when applying.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteer hosts will be allowed to stay in the RV location and use the park’s facilities free of charge in exchange for commitment of 32 hours per week for 4 weeks minimum. Hosts may have visitors stay at the host RV site free of charge. However, certain site capacity and vehicle parking restrictions will apply. Volunteers will be required to provide their own factory-built RV. The park will provide partial hookup, including 50 and 30 amp electric, water, picnic table, BBQ grill and laundry. There is no cable TV or phone hookup at the volunteer RV site, although volunteers may have success with their own satellite dishes. Government computers are not available for personal internet use. A minimum of a 2 month commitment is preferred.
Must be energetic and physically capable of performing duties. Applicants must be eighteen years of age.
The position requires the maintenance and operation of a commercial riding mower and a gasoline powered line trimmer. The equipment will be used to mow and trim approximately 10 acres in the Custer National Cemetery and park administrative areas. Training for proper and safe operation of equipment will be provided. Personal Protective Equipment will also be provided. There may be other light maintenance duties included in this position which could but not be limited to painting, emptying garbage cans, weeding, trimming vegetation, janitorial work and litter pickup.
Position ma be filled by single volunteers, or by couples. The mowing position can pair with other park volunteer needs, or both volunters could perform as mowing volunteers. 32 service hours per week is required if volunteering as a single person. 40 service hours of work combined per week is required (20 hours each person) if volunteering as a couple.
To qualify for in-park housing, work will be 4-5 days per week, 4-8 hours per day with schedule to be determined. Contact Rene Laya at 406-638-3210 if you have questions.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: Limited housing available after August 23, 2014