• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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This position is based out of the Dingmans Falls Visitor Center (PA), or Park Headquarters (PA) at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. As team members, volunteers will staff visitor centers to support the interpretive operations and enhance visitor enjoyment. Duties of the Visitor Services Volunteer include but are not limited to:
Staffing information desk as part of a team, greeting visitors and providing general information about the park to the public
Representing the NPS as a uniformed NPS volunteer, assisting visitors in planning their visit to the park and local area
Distribute maps, brochures and other printed materials
Answering the phone and responding to general public inquiries
Recording the number of visitors
Monitoring visitor center supplies
Cash register operations
Keeping desk areas neat
Walking trail areas to greet visitors and monitoring for potential safety issues
May perform a variety of administrative tasks to support visitor center operations
minimum 16 hours per month (at least two full 8 hour days preferred)
minimum 4 month commitment between mid-May through Labor Day weekend
Site orientation and training (May 25th 9:00am - 4:00pm)
Dingmans Falls Visitor Center is located in Pennsylvania near the town of Dingmans Ferry. This site is open mid-May through Labor Day weekend.
Kittatinny Point Visitor Center is located in New Jersey off Hwy 80. This site is open mid-May through Labor Day weekend. (Not open 2019 season)
Park Headquarters is located in Bushkill, Pennsylvania. This site is open Monday through Friday year-round.
Questions? Please contact Supervisory Ranger Rainey McKenna at email@example.com or Community Volunteer Ambassador Amanda Dahms at firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Description: Nestled in the Pocono Mountains, just 80 miles west of New York City and 100 miles north of Philadelphia, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area attracts over 5-million visitors each year. Visitors marvel at the rocky crags, hemlock forests, tumbling waterfalls, and meandering river. Scenic drives take visitors through rural settings along historic roads and past some of the oldest houses in the Delaware River valley. The spectacular mountain and valley scenery are ideal backdrops for a variety of recreational activities that include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, biking, fishing, and hunting. The 70,000-acre park also includes the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreation Area and 26 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.