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MAKE YOUR VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE MEMORABLE WHILE HELPING GILA CLIFF DWELLINGS!
Positions are open year-round. The park is particularly looking for help between January 2019 and September 2019.
There are NO campground host positions at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Applicants should possess professional experience and skills in areas such as: 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 needs of the park. 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. Prospective volunteers with RVs are encouraged to apply since there are ample RV sites 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. Working at the cliff dwellings may require standing for extended periods of time and hiking an unpaved one-mile loop trail that some may consider steep and strenuous. 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: Please include three references (with phone numbers) in section 19 of the application. If you apply online, you can enter information into section 19 by using the final entry block at the end of step 4 of the application. 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, or private dorm rooms with shared kitchen, living room and bath facilities, Wi-fi, and laundry.