• Research Library • General Assistance
Bookstore Sales Clerk:
This Position is Year Around 2015
This volunteer position with Discover Your Northwest is open for part-time work year around. Volunteer will assist customers and provide cashier duties in a small cooperating association bookstore in the Class A visitor center at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.
This is an on- going position. (Updated 09/29/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: There are no campsites or housing at this location.
• Other • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Borders on Washington and Some of the Project is in Oregon
Visitor Center Host (Interpretation) Washington Shore Visitor Center Complex:
Provide high quality interpretive services to enhance visitor experiences in the busy visitor centers. Staff the visitor center and bookstores, greet visitors, answer visitor questions, inventory lost/found items, handle cash, provide good customer service, educate visitors about park rules, provide informal/formal interpretive programs including roving, orientations and presentations, and promote water safety. Work long hours while being on your feet, walk up to a half mile, lift up to 50 lbs.
Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon; Bonneville Lock and Dam is a National Historic Landmark that includes two powerhouses, a navigation lock, fish passage, and a large visitor center spread over several buildings. Construction started in 1933 as one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal” projects during The Great Depression as the first federal dam on the Columbia River. Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it is capable of providing over 1,200 MW of power to the Northwest. Ten million tons of commodities pass through the navigation lock per year. Adjacent to the dam is the Bonneville Fish Hatchery which opened in 1909 and is one of the oldest hatcheries in Oregon and the largest in terms of fish production. The hatchery is operated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The mission of the Bonneville Lock and Dam Interpretive Services Program is to tell the Corps’ story, to provoke learning, help visitors relate to the site and reveal messages about the Corps in the region.
Cognitive, verbal and auditory ability to answer questions and communicate with various constituents who call or stop into the visitor center complex, desire to meet and interact with persons from varied backgrounds, able to commit to a minimum of 2 to 3 months, experience/skills in interpretation/education, accountable for handling cash and accurately completing opening/closing cash reconciliation forms, ability to pass a criminal background check, visitor center experience.
SCHEDULE FOR VOLUNTEERS CAMPING ON SITE:
• RV sites are available March 15 – November 15.
• Maximum of 30 hours per week. More hours may be requested.
• Facilities open 7 days-a-week. Work may include Sundays/ holidays.
• Preference for RV sites will be given to sites being occupied by two people due to staffing requirements. Size requirements of RVs also considered.
SCHEDULE FOR COMMUTER VOLUNTEERS:
• Local Commuter Volunteers work a minimum of one eight-hour work day/week
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at volunteer.gov. Volunteer Coordinator will be notified of application. Applications will be collected through August 15 for the following year and extended as needed. Positions will be selected by the end of October. Interviews, reference and background checks will be conducted.
Resumes, applications and other information can be mailed directly to the Volunteer Coordinator.
Volunteer Coordinator, Bonneville Lock and Dam US Army Corps of Engineers, P.O. Box 150 Cascade Locks, Oregon 97014-0150
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: COMPENSATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE PROVIDED:
RV Volunteers: Full RV hook ups, free Wi-Fi, washer and dryer.
Local commuter Volunteers: May be compensated for mileage. Necessary Training for all volunteers includes interpretive skills, cash handling, customer service, public speaking, communication plus a thorough orientation to the US Army Corps of Engineers and Bonneville Lock and Dam.
Columbia River Park in WA located near the town of Plymouth, WA 99346 Duties: Greeting campers, litter pickup and fire rings and with a strong support from Ranger staff. (Updated 09/29/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Campsite with electric, water and sewer are provided with 20-25 hours per week with flexible schedules. Small pleasant family campgrounds and day-use areas with swim beach and boat ramp.
Columbia River Park located on Roosevelt Ferry Road by Roosevelt, WA 99356.
Duties: Greeting campers, litter pickup and fire rings and with a strong support from Ranger staff. (Updated 09/29/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Campsite with electric, water and sewer are provided with 20-25 hours per week with flexible schedules. It is a small pleasant family campgrounds and day-use areas with boat ramp.
• Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Visitor Center Host & Project Volunteer (Located at the Dam):
Dates: Begin & Ending Dates are open for now
Volunteer Duties: At Lower Granite Lock & Dam volunteers are needed to host the visitor center, and conduct light-duty maintenance if needed. Hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and weekly work days will vary with depending on the season. Volunteers typically work 20 hours per week (per person), with two consecutive days off.
Primary responsibilities include: Meeting and greeting visitors while promoting the project and Corps mission, conducting and promoting dam tours, stocking brochures, staffing the Discover Your Northwest store, upholding project and agency security standards, assisting park rangers with interpretation and outreach events, other duties as assigned in the visitor center and at recreation sites.
Deadline: Open - Resumes should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Updated 09/29/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: We offer a full hook-up campsite (water, sewer, electric service with 50 amp maximum), provide all necessary uniform components, and safety equipment (vest, hard hat, etc.). Volunteers provide their own RV or trailer.
Volunteers are needed summer, spring and fall 2015
Volunteer will assist the garden staff, under the direction of the horticulturist, with spring and fall clean up of botanical garden. Skills required are general gardening, pruning, weeding and bed preparations. (Updated 09/29/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: There are no campgrounds or picnic areas, or housing provided at this facility
Duties - There are two primary parts/duties for this position during the Summer season. On weekends and holidays the host(s) will staff the Swallows Park and Boat Ramp area assisting with visitors parking and Traffic (congestion from vessel launching/loading), answering visitor questions and distributing Personal Floatation Devices (PFD) that are part of a PFD loaner program. The second part occurs on weekdays, which the hosts may perform a variety of duties including but not limited to maintaining the recreation trail (trimming vegetation), litter pick up and performing minor maintenance to a variety of infrastructure (ie. painting, replacing signs, planting and water trees/plants, etc.). There is also a possibility of working in the office performing clerical duties on weekdays if interested.
Benefits - There is free laundry, a washer and dryer available, at the Natural Resource Office. The RV sites are located on the South edge of Clarkston so reliable cell phone service by most major providers are available. The major TV networks can be received with an antenna also. Some may consider the location ideal, it is in a park like setting but close to all the major conveniences in either Lewiston, ID or Clarkston, WA (stores, restaurants, hospitals, etc.). (Updated 09/29/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: The volunteer will provide 20 hours of work per week, for your service a free full-hookup RV site with water, sewer, garbage and electricity at Swallows Marina.
• Campground Host • Other • General Assistance
Photo Courtesy of USACE
The Park Hosts work under the supervision of the Mill Creek Natural Resources Management staff to support the management objectives in the operations and maintenance of Rooks Park. All of the equipment needed to complete the host duties shall be provided by the Government, including a utility vehicle.
(1) Opening park gates and restroom facilities at 7:00 a.m. and closing them at sunset (Daily).
2) Litter collection of the entire park area by 9:00 a.m. The irrigated lawn areas will need to be collected by 7:30 a.m. on days of contracted mowing. (Daily)
(3) Playground, horseshoe pit, and volleyball court maintenance. This includes leveling of the surface materials and inspecting the area for any hazards such as broken glass. (Weekly)
(4) Fire grills/rings maintenance. This includes the removal of all material and ashes within the grills/rings. (Weekly)
(5) Drinking water quality testing. This includes sampling, mixing a solution, and noting the test results. (Daily)
(6) Mowing park host lawn area. This includes utilizing a push mower and doing some minor trimming. The hosts shall irrigate the lawn as needed to maintain appearance and growth. (Weekly)
(7) Public relations duties, including being a point-of-contact for visitor inquiries. (Daily)
(8) Collect refuge from park trash receptacles and replacing the garbage bag liners. (Daily: Saturday /Sunday and 1 to 2 times Monday through Friday.)
(9) Restock brochure racks. (As needed)
(10) Post the “Reserved” sign on the group shelter prior to the park opening on days of reservations. Remove at park closing. (As needed)
(1) Park Host must provide their own Recreational Vehicle (RV)
(2) Ability to effectively communicate with the public
3) Capable of physical work duties in an outdoor environment
(4) Ability to maintain a set schedule
(5) Willingness to commit to a long term agreement
(6) Wear the prescribed Park Host uniform (vest with nametag and patch) while performing duties and the ability to utilize radio communications in a professional manner. (Updated 08/27/2015)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: The Rooks Park Hosts will be provided the following facilities and services: drive through single-unit camping pad which can accommodate a 50 foot Recreational Vehicle with additional parking space for other vehicles, hook-ups for water and electricity, garbage disposal, dumping facility at the host site, storage shed, picnic table, and fire ring.