• Construction/Maintenance • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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Help visitors discover the beauty of historic Portsmouth Village, located across the inlet from Ocracoke, NC. Volunteers greet visitors as they arrive on the ferry and provide information and answers to their questions. Three days per week, volunteers offer a guided tour of the village as you step back in time to life on the coast in the early days of the nation.
Portsmouth volunteers also clean public buildings, exhibits, and restrooms, perform grounds maintenance assist maintenance staff with other light projects. Volunteers are also "on call" 24 hours a day to campers and rangers in the case of an emergency.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Volunteers work and live in remote and isolated areas of the park, often with limited privacy. Outdoor work can be subject to environmental factors such as wind, rain, blowing sand, high heat and humidity, and exposure to sun and biting insects.
Due to the isolated nature of this position, two people must volunteer together. Certification in CPR and First Aid are highly recommended but not required.
Currently, we are recruiting for the 2018 season.
Time commitments are three weeks minimum and be up to six weeks maximum.
Volunteers work Tuesday through Saturday and may choose to spend their days off in Portsmouth, or in off-island park housing (contact for availabilities) Round-trip transportation to and from Okracoke is covered on a once-per-week basis, as long as the volunteer is registered prior to the start of the season. Transportation from Ocracoke to Portsmouth Village is also provided on an "as needed" basis throughout their stay.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: Volunteers will live in the historic Summer Kitchen (galley) of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Station on the eastern end of the village on the barrier island. Mainland housing, which includes laundry facilities, is available on Harkers Island during days off.