Location: Nestled in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area consists of 16,000 acres abounding with recreation opportunities. With over 70 miles of well-maintained trails, mountain vistas, waterfalls, lakes and streams, it offers plentiful opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hunting and more. The nearest available shopping is in Middlebury, located 12 miles from the campground.
Moosalamoo Campground is set in a pleasant stand of Sugar Maple, American Beech, Yellow Birch and many other hardwoods. Its assortment of trees and ample ferns and wildflowers add to its beauty and provide shade and privacy to the campsites. A large mowed grass field in the middle of the campground is good for a variety of activities,espcially for groups with children. There are 17 campsites, 3 vault toilets and potable water is available on site.
Duties: Greet visitors and inform them of rules, regulations, and other pertinent information about the area. Ensure fee envelopes are available at all times and signs are posted and clear. Report problems, violations, or hazards to Forest Service staff in a timely manner. Daily cleaning and maintenance to include cleaning and raking campsites, removing ashes and trash from fire rings, making sure toilets are stocked with toilet paper and minor litter pick-up throughout the campground. Other duties may include staining or painting, cutting back brush and assisting Forest Service personnel with larger projects. Host duties are required 5 days/week.
Benefits: Forest Service will provide campsite with fire ring, potable water, necessary training for position, partial uniform, FS radio and tools for season.
Length of season: Moosalamoo Campground is open from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. The host position should run from at least Memorial Day through Labor Day, but could go through Columbus Day if interested.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Host campsite includes pad for RV, trailer or tent. It also has a fire ring, picnic table and tool shed. Potable water is available in campground, but not in the campsite. There is no electricity available on site.
Location: Nestled in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area consists of 16,000 acres abounding with recreation opportunities. With over 70 miles of well-maintained trails, mountain vistas, waterfalls, lakes and streams, it offers plentiful opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, hunting and more. The nearest available shopping is in Middlebury, located 12 miles from the campground. Silver Lake Campground is a small, primitive campground located on Silver Lake. There are 15 lakeside campsites spaced along a wooded road. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring with a grill. There are two vault toilets in the campground, and one barrier free vault toilet in the picnic area. Silver Lake is a popular campground, as well as a busy day use area, with hiking, mountain biking, fishing and swimming all available on site.
Duties: Greet visitors and inform them of rules, regulations, and other pertinent information about the area. Ensure signs are posted and clear. Report problems, violations, or hazards to Forest Service staff in a timely manner. Daily cleaning and maintenance to include cleaning and raking campsites, cleaning toilets, removing ashes and trash from fire rings and minor litter pick-up throughout the campground. Other duties may include staining or painting, cutting back brush and assisting Forest Service personnel with larger projects. Host duties are required 5 days/week.
Benefits: Forest Service will provide campsite with fire ring, necessary training for position, partial uniform, FS radio and tools for season.
Length of season: The host position at Silver Lake runs from mid-may through Columbus Day, but is negotiable.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Campsite (with electric hook ups) can fit a small camper.
• Conservation Education • General Assistance
One of Shenandoah National Park's unique public programs offers the visiting public the opportunity to learn the role of raptors in the Park's ecosytem through live raptors. Two wild raptors - a Red-tailed hawk and an Eastern screech owl - are the birds currently included in these public programs.
Duties: Wintercare volunteers will assist park staff in the general care and maintenance of the raptors. Volunteers will clean the outdoor cages, participate in monitored feeding of the birds, and maintain statistical logs.
Commitment: Volunteers will be required to commit to one hour, every other week in noted duties.
Location: The cages are located at Park headquarters: 3655 US Hwy 211 East, Luray, VA 22835.
Training: A required training session will be held in November for all interested volunteers.
Note: We are looking to fill four positions at this time.
• Computers • Office/Clerical • Other
Great Sand Dunes is seeking a friendly, organized and highly motivated person to assist the Branch of Facility Management with administrative duties for the winter and early spring season (Dec. 1st – Apr. 1st). Volunteer will be responsible for data entry for an online internal database system (Facility Management Support System) for the Branch Chief of Facility Management. The position will have the opportunity to provide service to the largest operation at Great Sand Dunes ensuring a smooth and efficient operation is maintained. The Branch Chief will provide on-site and off-site training to carry out duties and responsibilities. Other special projects will be given as they come available.
Skills: Volunteer must have experience with data entry and database systems, be courteous and have a professional demeanor and be an independent worker. Must be willing to learn and be open to coaching and feedback. Volunteer will be issued a government purchase card and will be responsible for researching and purchasing supplies and materials required to operate and maintain the park. Detailed record keeping is required for all purchases. Proficient use of office equipment is required.
Working conditions: Requires standing/sitting for extended periods in indoor settings.
Time commitment: This position requires 32-40 hours per week for an individual.
Additional comments: This is a uniformed position. The park will issue shirts, jackets, and baseball caps to be returned at the end of the season. Due to remoteness, reliable personal transportation and a valid driver's license are required. Shopping facilities are 35 miles from the park. Laundry facilities are available at the park.
You must complete the application on the volunteer website (and) send a resume. Include three references (phone and e-mail) in section 19 of the application or list on your resume.
About the Area: Enjoy amazing mountain scenery in beautiful Colorado. Activities in the surrounding area include: hiking, camping, skiing, hot springs, wildlife viewing, stargazing, and outstanding solitude. To learn more about Great Sand Dunes, visit www.nps.gov/grsa
A background check will be required. Park housing is available.
Please contact Chuck Tomkiewicz at 719-588-8090 for additional information regarding the position. Contact Kathy Faz at 719-378-6341 for information about the application process.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: All volunteers must work at least 32 hours per week to qualify for housing. Housing will be allocated based on staffing at the park and may require roommates.
• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Office/Clerical • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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For a lucky few, the perfect camping option is serving as a volunteer campground host. The year-round, short-term post, which can last from six months to one year, offers a free campsite in exchange for 25 hours a week of work. Volunteer camp hosts greet visitors, perform general facility and groundskeeping maintenance. Ocean Pond is a a serene and popular campground that provides 67 campsites with either electric, water or primitive set ups. Olustee Beach is a day use site with a fishing pier, boat ramp, beach and interpretive trails. Conveniently located between Jacksonville and Lake City, Florida it is a popular destination for both local visitors and traveling snowbirds.
HOST SITES STILL AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH SPRING 2015. WE PREFER A SIX MONTH STAY BUT WILL CONSIDER SHORTER TERMS.
The Osceola National Forest is within short driving distance to many popular attractions in Florida and some of the more popular north Florida cities, Jacksonville, Gainesville, St. Augustine and Tallahassee. Outdoor recreational activities are centered around Ocean Pond, a mile long lake that includes campgrounds, beaches, hiking, fishing, boating and swimming. OHV and equestrian trails along with undeveloped campgrounds are located around the forest. Other attractions include the Florida National Scenic Trail, Olustee Battlefield State Park and the Big Gum Swamp Wilderness.
To apply fill out an application with the dates of interest and relevant experience if any or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Check out our website. http://www.fs.usda.gov/osceola
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Will provide full hook - water, sewer and electric, propane reimubursement.
• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Destination 1797: Living History on Lake Superior!
Summer 2015 Commitment: End of May through Labor Day<-p>
Grand Portage National Monument seeks living history volunteers who are outgoing, friendly, and active. Join our team that loves where they are and what they do! If you have a desire to learn and try new things, study history, wear 18th century period clothing (provided), and pass on what you know, this is how you should spend your summer!
At Grand Portage, you are an integral part of the park staff and the Grand Portage community; you will have the opportunity to get to know the park site intimately. Many of our volunteers return for consecutive seasons. Living history interpreters communicate the story of Grand Portage through demonstrations, formal programs, and informal visitor contacts. Before you arrive, you will receive our famous "Box of Books," the traveling library includes books and studies of Grand Portage, the fur trade, and Native American histories to study-up on this winter. Your typical three day work week may include a day interpreting a voyageur’s life, another mending a fish net in the Ojibwe Village, or a third greeting visitors in the Heritage Center.
Grand Portage National Monument is located in the northeastern tip of Minnesota; our borders are Lake Superior, Canada, and the Superior National Forest. The Park lies completely within the Grand Portage Indian Reservation. A number of outdoor recreational opportunities will keep you busy on your four consecutive days off, bring your kayak and explore the pristine Suzie Islands, hike the 8.5 mile historic Grand Portage Trail, canoe the BWCA, take a Canadian adventure (there are three Provincial Parks in day-trip ranger), or just relax by Lake Superior.
Our volunteers contribute three eight-hour days per week. Your adventure will begin at the end of May with two weeks of comprehensive training and shadowing. We ask for a commitment through Labor Day, or beyond if you like. In exchange we offer trailer pad parking, full electric, water/sewer hook-ups, and free laundry facilities.
If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, Apply Online Now! The Volunteer Coordinator will receive your application and contact you to continue the application process.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV pads, hook-ups, and laundry are available to our volunteers who commit to stay through Labor Day.
• Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Office/Clerical • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Volunteers needed on the Osceola National Forest to man the Olustee Depot, a visitor center off of US Highway 90 in Olustee Florida. The Depot history dates back to the 1860s, where it played a significant role in serving as both a passenger and freight station during the Civil War and afterwards served as a hub for mail, supplies and people in the development of north Florida. Osceola is home to one of the largest reenactments in Florida the Olustee Battle which draws 20,000 visitors each year.
LOOKING FOR CAMPHOSTS 3 - 6 MOS STARTING IN JANUARY 2015. Experience at visitor center preferred.
Volunteers will greet Forest Service visitors, provide information and sell books, collectibles and other Eastern National materials. Volunteers will maintain all aspects of the building (cleaning inside and outside the building, restrooms, mowing, maintaining the flower boxes) and also selling eastern national products. The Osceola NF is located about 45 minutes from Jacksonville, a major city, 40 minutes from Gainesville and the University of Florida and 20 minutes from Lake City, Florida with full amenities. The Osceola is close to the Atlantic Beaches, the Nature Coast which includes the many springs, caves and rivers that make up the area. Contact Debra : 386-752-2577 ext. 4509 // email : email@example.com
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Assignment includes a full hook-up, water electric, sewer, propane reimbursement and use of vehicle as available.
We’re looking for volunteers to lead monthly bird walks / interpretive programs at the Refuge. Audience may be incidental visitors and scheduled groups. Our volunteer will help visitors learn about the Refuge resources, the general wildlife present and other wildlife viewing opportunities. The applicant must be able to demonstrate public speaking and interpretation skills. A background or interest in conservation, natural history, ecology or biology is helpful. Knowledge of and ability to identify local birds is key. Special interests in birding, tracking, teaching, or storytelling is preferred. Minimum time commitment is 2 - 3 hours at the refuge per month - usually on a Saturday. A 6 hour availability is preferred. Monthly scheduling is flexible. Orientation provided and some interpretive skill training is available.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: This position announcement is directed to local volunteers. RV volunteers see RV couple announcement for this refuge.
• Campground Host • Conservation Education • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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CAMPGROUND HOST: Positions are located at Indian Creek Campground, Alpine County, California. Volunteers work 5-6 months within this timeframe.
As a Campground Host, you will typically be expected to greet campers; give directions, answer questions, and hand out pamphlets if available; help campers feel at home; perform minor maintenance and inspect the campground; clean and/or stock restrooms; keep some records; and occasionally fill out forms. A Host must work well with people, be personable and neat in appearance. BLM volunteer uniform provided. You may be required to be on-site five days per week, especially on weekends and heavy use holidays. A Host must generally be physically able to perform some raking, shoveling and sweeping. The most important job as a Campground Host is to provide an enjoyable camping experience for the public. The Host is the first and sometimes the only contact with campground users.
A campsite will be provided. Must have own trailer. Electricity, water and sewer (dump station) provided. Up to four positions, late April - mid October 2015. Bureau of Land Management - Sierra Front Field Office
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV pads with water and electricity.
• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Looking for hosts for 3 - 6 month terms beginning Sept 2015 to Dec 2015
Position requires ability to answer visitor questions, assist staff with campground operations and light maintenance of facilities. Maintenance involves cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash and ensuring refuge is free of litter. No housing available. Partial hook-up for an RV or motorhome is available for a minimum 3 month time commitment of 32 hours per week. Water is available at refuge office, but must be hauled to pad site in government pick-up. Cell phone service is spotty and depends on carrier. Training is provided.
The refuge is located within the Pacific Flyway and provides high quality migration and wintering habitat for migrating birds, with emphasis on waterfowl. Adjacent to US 93, the Refuge is 5 mi. south of Alamo, NV and +/- 80 mi. north of Las Vegas.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: On site electric 30/50a, propane, sewage, covered RV parking area. Non-potable water hauled from headquarters / bottled drinking water available.
• Computers • Research Library • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
The internship utilizes communication and presentation skills to introduce and provide a National Park experience for the visiting public. The internship involves a general study of 19th century American history focused on the nationally significant resources of the Harpers Ferry area, including John Brown, Civil War, African American history, Industrial history, Transportation history, Landscape history. Summer, 10 to 12 weeks, flexible start and end dates. Dormitory housing may be available.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: A keen interest in and knowledge of 19th century American History, public speaking skills, basic research skills, ability to organize large amounts of information, ability to work cooperatively with others in a stressful environment, ability to follow directions and handle controversial issues with tact and in a professional manner, ability to tolerate summer heat for extended periods of time.
Duties include studying assigned research materials, developing an accurate, working knowledge of 19th century American history, assisting in preparing and presenting special events, drafting written responses to information requests, researching, developing and presenting interpretive programs.
Park Housing and a $100/week stipend may be available.
To Apply for a Summer 2015 Internship:
Email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st.
Apply with resume, cover letter and three references by March 1st. In the cover letter, please include the following: whether you require housing or not, why you want to intern at Harpers Ferry, what your objectives are, what particular type of work you would like to do, the dates you would begin and end an internship, whether this internship is for school credit or not, if applicable, the number of hours required by your school, if applicable, the requirements of your school's internship program, if applicable, your advisor's name and contact information. Also, feel free to express yourself, your hopes and expectations in the cover letter. Too, please indicate whether or not you would like to be considered for an internship in another park discipline if not selected for Visitor Services.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Dorm style shared housing is available. Housing is located in the lower town historic area of Harpers Ferry.
NOTE: All applicants must live in the local commuting area of Estes Park, CO. There is no housing, RV site or camping associated with this opportunity.
Desk Docent Position—Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
Dates: November 2-January 3rd (note the Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day—Docents will not be needed)
Friday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Requirements and need to know:
ØFrom the local commuting areas only which include Estes Park, Glen Haven/Drake, Allenspark, Loveland and Lyons/Longmont
ØNo government housing is available
ØMinimally volunteer one shift per week (may do more shifts)
ØWill receive training in October on how to answer questions in a professional manner unless has received training recently from involvement in another park volunteer group.
Description of Docent Position
Visitor center volunteers serve Beaver Meadows visitor centers. Volunteers serve as ambassadors of the park; provide information and assistance to visitors at these locations. Volunteers are required to wear a park volunteer uniform while on duty and will be inside a visitor center. Visitor center volunteers will be work alone at the desk with an RMC sales clerk on duty.
Visitor center volunteer duties include:
•Working at the front desk and providing informal interpretation contacts including general park and surrounding area information, trail conditions and directions, answer questions, answer the phone/fax or radio, handle lost and found items, and assist visitors in planning an enjoyable and safe stay in the park.
•Recording and/or reporting visitor reports of trail conditions, wildlife sightings, unsafe conditions, and emergencies (including visitor assists, whether medical or law enforcement).
•Providing emergency assistance to visitors, as trained and needed.
•Utilize good teamwork abilities with other volunteers, park staff and supervisors.
•Use only approved NPS materials at the visitor centers
Volunteers must use current tech/AV equipment in the visitor center (i.e. iPad, Flat Screen TV, printers) to update and decimate visitor information. Volunteers must comply with the park’s “Green” policies regarding recycling, paper use reduction and other “Green” directives to reduce paper use and the park’s carbon footprint.
Visitor center volunteers are under the direction of a National Park Service Visitor Center Supervisor while performing park volunteer duties. Visitor Center VIPs must be comfortable meeting and dealing with a variety of park visitors. They must be familiar with the park geography, trails, campgrounds/campsites, programs and other features. They should strive to become familiar with services in adjacent communities and the surrounding region.
Must adhere to all park policies.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: No housing is available. Volunteers must live in the commuting area of Estes Park, CO
• Construction/Maintenance • Trail/Campground Maintenance • General Assistance
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Assist Heavy Equipment Engineer with regular General Maintenance duties. General property maintenance to include custodial upkeep of refuge buildings, restrooms, and grounds. Trail and grounds maintenance; trimming trees and bushes, mowing grass, planting native vegetation, and maintenance of associated sprinkler system. Construction/maintenance of various fences. Repair/replacement/installation of directional, informational and interpretive signs. Refugium maintenance. May also be involved in field projects such as sign installation, kiosk staining or small construction or rehabilitation projects. If qualified, perform preventative maintenance checks on automotive and heavy equipment, parts and wiring inspection and replacement, complete routine maintenance. Tasks may also involve metal work, cutting and welding. Special projects, as assigned, including but not limited to stream restoration, re-vegetation projects, maintain/clean irrigation ditches and building up road base. May perform a variety of other duties. Prerequisites: Reliability. Ability to work with a minimum amount of supervision. Responsibility to carry a project to completion once initiated. Good physical condition. Time Commitment: 1 - 2 weekdays per week. Ongoing need. Activity primarily near Corn Creek Station. Particular need for a FWS certified heavy equipment operator. Training: Volunteer Orientation, Safety Training
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: This announcement is for local volunteers. RV volunteers look for RV couple position at this refuge.
• Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance
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Staff the new Refuge visitor center. Meet and cheerfully greet visitors from around the world, as well as operate the visitor center book store. As a public point of contact, concisely explain to visitors the Refuge purpose, regulations, basic wildlife viewing advice, and driving directions. Direct to appropriate refuge staff reports from visitors of problems, violations, or issues. Possess basic math skills for handling transactions involving money. Assist at store with product information, operate and account for cash register. Complete sales transactions. Stock shelves and order depleted merchandise. Help visitors find items and bag items sold. Sell memberships and accept monetary donations for The Friends of the Desert Wildlife Refuges. Answer phone calls and provide basic information. Maintain visitor center in a clean and tidy condition; clean, sweep, vacuum, dust, wash windows, wipe counters, empty trash cans, mop, clean restrooms and other tasks as assigned.
Rove nearby trails. Interact with public to increase visitor understanding of the Refuge mission and objectives. Give short, informal talks to visitors about wildlife. May use spotting scope or binoculars and field guides to help visitors identify birds and other wildlife. Pick up and dispose of litter found along trails and other visitor areas.
May assist Refuge Education Specialist or research, develop and conduct interpretive programs as assigned based on the needs of the Refuge.
Comply with volunteer uniform policy. Maintain a neat and professional appearance.
The Visitor Center / Naturalist Position requires that you work a minimum of 32 hours per week.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Full hook-ups for RV available.
• Computers • Conservation Education • Research Library • Office/Clerical • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Natural Resources Planning • Science • General Assistance
Located in the San Juan archipelago, between Vancouver Island, BC and Washington State, San Juan Island National Historical Park was created in 1966 to commemorate the mid-19th century issues and events that led to the final settlement of the boundary between the United States and Great Britain.
Nearly 250,000 people visit each year to learn more about the celebrated “Pig War” crisis, the 12-year joint occupation of the island by British and American troops and how it affected the world we know today. They also come to explore several spectacular trails in hopes of spotting wildlife that includes killer whales and bald eagles.
The park’s small staff and dedicated cadre of volunteers strives to: Provide a fulfilling park experience by creating a positive environment. Foster an appreciation of history and nature, using interpretive techniques that provoke, inspire and inform. Illuminate for the visitor how diplomacy was used to peacefully settle an international dispute that could have led to open warfare.
Park hosts serve primarily as information specialists, living in the park and working at either the American Camp or English Camp visitor centers.
The park prefers couples who own trailers or motor homes and can commit to working a minimum 32 hours each a week from November 1 to March 15 (though commitment in winter is negotiable). The park has four trailer pads with full hook-ups -- some with spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains, others in a peaceful, wooded setting -- and reimburses ferry fares to the island, plus other expenses incurred while at the park. Park hosts are usually the initial contact with visitors, and often the only contact the visitor has with the National Park Service.
Duties include answering questions, giving directions and handling sales of books, postcards, pins and related materials. Park host couples must be physically fit, at least 18 years of age and commit to serving 32 hours a week each.
We pledge to provide Volunteers in the Park with the education, tools, materials and equipment necessary to perform all tasks. This includes but is not limited to: Any necessary training. Volunteer name tag, sleeve and cap emblems. Camping facilities for volunteers involved in specific projects. Protection against personal injury while on the job.
For additional information, visit the San Juan Island National Historical Park web site at www.nps.gov/sajh/home_new.htm and click on the "Volunteering in the park" link
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Two full serviced RV pads each are located at American and English camps. Only the American camp RV pads are available in winter months.
• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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We are currently recruiting for :
March 2, 2015 to May 4, 2015
April 2, 2015 to May 4, 2015 5
The volunteers will be responsible for the operation of the Visitor Center, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This includes U.S. flag raising and lowering, opening and closing parking lot gates, counting money for cash register and closing cash register (daily sales report), turning on and off park film, presenting programs, answering the telephone, transferring calls, and ensuring that he brochure and information racks are stocked and neat. Also, working at the Lighthouse Visitor Center located out on the cape, near the lighthouse. An important responsibility is meeting the public and answering questions and supplying other information as requested.
There always will be a park ranger available for questions and emergencies.
Namebar, polo shirts, sweatshirt, windbreaker, and hat will be provided. Volunteers will provide appropriate long pants or skirt (kaki preferred), work shoes, and foul weather gear.
Housing: Sometimes shared, housing can be provided in winter months (December – February). Trailer pads for RVs are available all year.
Time requirement: RV pad: 32 hours per week, either individually or as a couple. Park housing: 32 hours per week per person. 40 hour commitment per weekend at the Lighthouse Visitor Center at Cape Lookout per couple.We request at least a one-month commitment.
Because computer use is typically part of this position, a background check may be required.
Setting: Harkers Island has a small grocery store and several restaurants. Beaufort and Morehead City are about 30 minutes away.
Weather: Summers can be hot and humid; there usually is a breeze. In January and February, the weather can drop below freezing.
Transportation: Personal transportation is required. Transportation is not necessary in the course of duties, but is strongly recommended for access to grocery stores and area attractions on days off.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Trailer pads for RVs are available all year. Sometimes shared housing can be provided in winter months (November – March).
Nestled on the undeveloped islands of North and South Core Banks, the Long Point and Great Island Cabin Camps contain 20-25 rustic, beach view cabins. These cabins are frequently used by fishing groups in the spring and fall and by families and vacationers in the summer.
Volunteer Caretakers assist park staff in greeting, check in, and providing emergency aid to renters and campers in the cabin camp. Caretakers also help keep the cabin camp grounds and facilities free of litter.
Caretakers are on duty from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM and on-call 24 hours a day to visitors and emergency services. Caretakers work 40 hours (5 days) each week, with the option to spend their days off in the cabin camp, shared mainland housing on Harkers Island, or RV pad.
There are no stores in the cabin camp or elsewhere on the barrier island. Small stores can be found on Harkers Island with larger stores in Beaufort (20 minute drive), Morehead City (35 minute drive), and Havelock (45 minute drive).
Cabin Caretaker positions are suitable for individuals or pairs of volunteers.
We are currently recruiting for these positions at the Long Point Cabin Camp (on North Core Banks / Portsmouth Island) and Great Island Cabin Camp (South Core Banks) for the 2015 season:
March 16 to April 15
July 18 to August 26
November 6 to November 30
April 18 to May 5
May 8 to June 3
September 12 to October 7
October 10 to November 4
November 7 to November 30
These dates are open to being two week positions also.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: Caretakers will stay in the caretaker's cabin within the cabin camp. Mainland housing, including laundry facilities, is available on Harkers Island during days off.
• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park preserves four of the five Spanish colonial missions located in San antonio, TX. Along with the fifth mission, they are consided the greatest collection of Spanish colonial architure in North America, and are on track to become a World Heritage site in 2015. Located in the heart of the unique city of San Antonio, the park receives 1.5 million visitors a year.
Volunteers in Interpretation and Visitor Services have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities including:
Staffing the Visitor Center and Gift Shop
Presenting programs and tours for park visitors
Participating in special events, such as Archaeology Day, Los Pastores, & Get Outdoors Day
Great volunteers in interpretation are:
Able to work a regular schedule of 4 hours per week
Volunteers in Interpretation and Visitor Services receive:
Special training by subject-matter experts in history, preservation, natural sciences, and other topics