Help forest visitors find the perfect trail, campground, or picnic area, as well as learn about how to protect the forest, get to know the local plants and animals, and be safe. Meet and work with other volunteers that have similar interests, and contribute to a team focused providing service to their community. Develop a greater understanding of the mountain environment.
Communicate with forest visitors in a friendly manner to provide information about recreation opportunities and promote safety, forest protection, and learning about the forest ecosystem and geography.
Provide assistance to visitors to help them have a good experience while visiting the mountains.
Collect and update information reported about recreation sites including campgrounds, picnic areas and trail conditions, forest ecosystem happenings, and visitor use.
Count and record the number of people and phone calls to the visitor center.
Keep track of commonly asked visitor questions and update information sources for visitor information
Keep informed about current plant and animal life on the mountain.
Help disgruntled visitors get back on track to have a great experience in the mountains
Good communication and interpersonal skills to provide information in a friendly, positive manner.
Demonstrate a positive attitude and willingness to work as part of a team.
Willingness to learn about the Spring Mountains ecosystem, communication techniques, Forest Service policies, and safety issues.
Fluency in both English and Spanish is a plus.
First Aid and CPR certified (training will be provided).
Minimum age: 18 years.
Work Schedule: Visitor Center Hosts can work on any day of the week, including weekends and holidays. Average shifts will range between three to six hours. RV sites available for full time volunteers. Volunteer positions for couples with both visitor service interests and maintenance interests are available. For local volunteers, the minimum commitment is two shifts per month, and we welcome volunteers to contribute hours beyond the minimum. For local volunteers, carpool options may be available.
Duration: Year-round position. Visitor Center Hosts most needed from late May through mid-September.