• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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VIP will staff the Visitor Center desk. This will involve greeting visitors, answering questions (often repeatedly answering the same questions to each new group of visitors), and providing park/area information, assisting with the Junior Ranger program, maintaining visitor use statistics, and performing opening/closing procedures in the Visitor Center. VIP will be asked to rove park trails, parking areas, and Prairie Dog town to informally interact with visitors and answer questions. Interpretive VIP will also develop and present interpretive programs/hikes. Park Orientation and Interpretation training will be provided upon arrival. VIP may be asked to assist with some traffic management around the Visitor Center. Additional skills or interests may be utilized on an as needed basis, but this will not be a requirement of the position.
The Interpretive Volunteer will work 32 hours each week and will be provided with regularly scheduled days off. Length of service and weekly schedule will be determined upon selection. VIP may be asked to work a different schedule for special events/projects, but will be given notice prior to the change.
The Interpretive VIP represents the National Park Service and will be required to wear the designated uniform items. Uniform items consist of hats, shirts, and pants. The park will provide uniform hats and shirts. Brown or khaki pants will be provided by the volunteer.
A full hook-up campsite is provided. There is a picnic table and shade trees on-site. Basic groceries and amenities are available in Hulett located 9 miles from the park. More extensive amenities are located 1 hour from the park in Gillette, Wyoming and in Spearfish, South Dakota. Laundry and shower facilities will be available to VIPs in one of the park buildings.The Visitor Center is approximately 2 miles from the VIP trailer pads.
NOTE: Volunteer may be required to undergo a Background Investigation.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV campsites with water, electric and sewage hookup. Applicant must bring their own RV or camper.