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San Antonio Missions NHP - Grist Mill Operator San Antonio Missions NHP Address: 2202 Roosevelt Ave. San Antonio, TX 78210 Contact: Robert Espinosa 210-932-0650 Ext. 16 Availability: 11/14/2013--3/31/2014 Created: 11/18/2013 Suitability: Please contact the volunteer coordinator for details. Difficulty: Not Difficult Direct Link: http://www.volunteer.gov/results.cfm?ID=2986
• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
DUTIES: Operation and maintenance of the 18th century grist mill which includes grinding wheat, regulating the water flow and daily cleaning all parts of the milling mechanisms, interpreting the operation and history of the mill to visitors. SKILLS: Must like being outside, enjoy talking to people, like manual labor and have an interest in learning the historic skill of milling wheat. Must be physically capable of lifting at least 25 pounds. The different sounds the mill stones make when grinding tell the operator if it is working properly, therefore volunteers should be able to differentiate sounds. COMPENSATION: Orientation of the park, training in interpretation and history of the park and a VIP uniform will be provided. The park has five RV pads with full hook ups; please check for availability. Use of RV pad will require a minimum 4-month commitment. AREA: The park is located in the city of San Antonio, a large metropolitan area with many cultural, entertainment and recreational opportunities. Located in south Texas, the summer temperatures reach into the 100s, and the winter temperatures range in the 50s.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV pads are available in a rustic setting within the park near one of the missions. Inquire for more details. The basics of power, water and sewer hook-ups are provided. We ask for a minimum service commitment of 24 hours per week per each individual that can volunteer. Due to the nature of having to learn the history of the area we ask for a four month stay. An additional half day will also be required to maintain the grounds adjacent to the RV pads (mowing etc.).