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MAKE YOUR VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE MEMORABLE WHILE HELPING GILA CLIFF DWELLINGS!
Positions are open year-round. The park is looking for maintenance and construction help between January and September 2020. Volunteers are asked to commit to 3 months or more during this time frame.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Applicants should possess professional experience and skills in any of the following areas: basic carpentry, tilework, roofing, plumbing, carpet cleaning, housing repairs and rehab, interior and exterior painting. Experience and skills in general maintenance practices including janitorial, basic repairs, and trash collection. Other work will include basic janitorial and maintenance, but this is secondary to the professional level work.
The volunteer carries out professional maintenance/construction/repair duties and works on other projects as needed. The filling of this position is based on the current project needs of the park and the skills you posess. The jobs performed may vary widely depending on the park's needs, but bathroom cleaning and general maintenance are guaranteed regular tasks.
Other duties may include work such as: exterior and interior painting; electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and other repair or replacement; gutter cleaning, repair, and installation; trail improvement, landscape and gardening work; housing repairs and cleaning, appliance repair and replacement, and other similar duties depending on the park's need at the time.
LOCATION AND LOGISTICS:
The National Monument is located in a remote area within the beautiful mountains of the Gila National Forest and Gila Wilderness Area of southwestern New Mexico. Enjoy amazing scenery and outstanding local recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, kayaking, wilderness hot springs, wildlife observation, and much more.
A limited number of dorm rooms for singles are usually available as well as some RV sites that may be available.
Volunteers will be living and working at an altitude of about 5700 feet (1737m). Since the park is open year-round and much of the work is outdoors, volunteers will be working in a wide range of weather conditions and temperatures. Other work may require lifting over 40 pounds, working indoors and outdoors, climbing ladders, and using hand and power tools.
Cell phones do not work within the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument area. There is a land-line in the dorm. Free WiFi is available in the housing area. The RV park sites have free utilities, WiFi, quiet, and easy access to hot spring soaking. Staying at the RV park entails a 10-mile round trip drive to the work site in your private vehicle.
NOTE: Couples must complete applications for EACH person.
Due to the remoteness, reliable personal transportation and a valid driver’s license are required.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Housing may be available including RV pads with full hookups, Wi-fi, and laundry. Some private dorm rooms may be available.
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