• Botany • Construction/Maintenance • Computers • Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Office/Clerical • Other • Soil/Watershed • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Natural Resources Planning • Fish/Wildlife • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has a diverse Volunteer Program that includes a wide varieties of disciplines. The Volunteer Program Assistant will provide support to the Volunteer Program Manager, assisting in a variety of duties.
Assignment will be a mix of office and field work. You may be asked to carry or lift upto 50lbs, hike rough terrain, and be exposed to temperatures of upto 90+ degrees and high humidity.
Individual will assist volunteers/visitors who come to the Volunteer Office. Will need to show initiative with problem-solving, customer service skills, and possess excellent communication skills. Ability to work proactively and independently to identify Volunteer and Intern individual and project needs and work to meet them.
Provide administrative support, such as filing, making copies, maintaining inventory, answering phones and responding to e-mail inquiries.
Assisting with writing, reporting and editing, video and/or photography. Develop creative social media content featuring Volunteer Opportunities & Events, and Volunteers and their accomplishments.
Help conduct Volunteer and Internship Program Assessment to improve program operations and experiences.
Maintaining Volunteer Uniform and supply cache, organizing uniforms by size and color.
Leading groups on group projects, including resource management and backlogged maintenance.
Being proactive in tackling new projects and initiatives w/ enthusiasm and a "can do" attitude!
Housing is provided based on a 32-hour (minimum) volunteer hour week. Weekend work and occasional evening work may be required. Schedule will be a flexible schedule, to accomodate occassional evening or weekend events.
NPS Security regulations require that volunteers working on networked computer systems complete a basic background check. Numerous NPS training & professional development opportunities are available to volunteers, including volunteer program management, CPR, resource management and others.
Harpers Ferry is a unique location with several NPS unit offices/sites headquartered in town including the Stephen T. Mather Training Center, Harpers Ferry Design Center, Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, & the Appalachian Trail NPS office, as well as partnership organizations like the Appalachina Trail Conservancy headquarters. This experience is truly what you make of it. It has great potential to help you make connections and build skills that will last a lifetime!
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HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Bunk House Description: Shared dorm style housing or shared apartment with private or shared bedroom and shared bath is available. Please inquire if you would need housing.