• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FILLED THROUGH MAY 2020. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR TERMS BEGINNING IN JUNE 2020 AND BEYOND
Do you have a passion for your National Park and would you enjoy sharing that passion with people from around the World?
More than 2 million visitors come to Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park every year, wanting to learn about volcanoes, see endangered plants and birds, or get as close to molten lava as they can.
You could be a volunteer that answers their questions at the Visitor Center, lead them on hikes, give educational talks, and open the door of opportunity for them to become stewards of this unique national resource.
Your training will include: How to interpret this Park through geology, botany, biology and the Hawaiian Culture; Development of educational talks and hikes; Conservation and preservation; and Working as a team member/player.
Terms and training sessions begin: February, June, and September
Skills we are seeking:
The most important quality is the desire to make a positive difference in your National Park
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work well with a diverse workforce and public.
Good communication skills, including good listening skills.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Prior experience working with youth is a major plus.
Solid organizational skills.
Knowledge of Hawaiian Cultural concepts is desirable.
Be creative, innovative, and understand tailoring conversations to best meet the needs of diverse audiences.
Knowledge of other languages helpful.
Valid state driver's license.
Benefits to Volunteer:
Personal enrichment and experience working with the public.
Enriching youth's lives both within the park and in local communities.
Training in National Park Service mission, goals, and procedures.
Training by specialists in Park resources (Hawaiian culture, ecology, geology, etc.)
Job training and experience in the division of interpretation and public relations.
The opportunity to interact with volunteers, park staff, local youth and visitors from across the nation and around the world.
A Meal reimbursement of $10.00 U.S.per 8 hour working day is available; Uniform (shirts and hat) and equipment (back pack, first aid kit, etc.) are provided.
Volunteer will attend a week-long, 40 hour training in National Park Service mission, goals and procedures, volunteer-in-parks program operations and customer service upon initial appointment.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: Housing requires a full time (40 hour per week) 3-month minimum commitment. Terms are described in the body of this announcement.