• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Great Sand Dunes is seeking a friendly, motivated person to supplement our visitor services program and special projects for the spring season (March 1st - May 31st). Visitor center operations include: maintaining visitor center operations and exhibits, as well as interpretive handout supplies. A typical 8 hours day may include 4-6 hours of visitor desk assistance. Volunteers will be engaged in a variety of special projects that include formal and informal interpretation. Projects can also include the editing of park publications any other special projects will be assigned as they come available. Additional duties include, processing and safeguarding lost and found items in accordance with park policies, giving and receiving park and local community information, education of visitors, reporting accidents, missing persons, visitor complaints, and other law enforcement, safety, and maintenance issues to appropriate staff. These duties often require work under high and low temperatures, high winds, blowing sand, intense sun. The park elevation is 8200'.
Enjoy amazing scenery in beautiful Colorado. Activities in the surrounding area include: hiking, camping, skiing, hot springs, wildlife viewing, stargazing, and outstanding solitude. Alamosa is nearby (34 miles) with access to groceries, shopping, health clinics, movie theaters, bowling alleys, restaurants, and Adams State University. The park will issue shirts, jackets, and baseball caps to be returned at the end of the season. Due to remoteness reliable personal transportation and a valid driver's license are required. RV park housing is available. Reimbursement of propane and other supplies is provided. A background investigation may be required if volunteer(s) will have access to government buildings and property.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: A gravel RV Pad with hook-up will be provided for free in exchange for a minimum of 32 hour of service per week.