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Fort Bowie has an immediate opening for an Interpretive Volunteer. Consider joining our team for the spring season!
Fort Bowie National Historic Site protects the ruins of a United States military fort that was active from 1862-1894. The site commemorates the bitter conflict between Chiricahua Apaches and the U.S. military and protects important cultural and natural resources. Fort Bowie is a unit of the Southeastern Arizona Group that also includes Chiricahua National Monument and Coronado National Memorial.
Volunteers staff the visitor center, rove the park, answer visitor questions, and conduct interpretive talks, hikes and tours. Additionally, volunteers operate a cash register to conduct sales for Western National Parks Association and respond to telephone information requests. Volunteers must also be able to hike up to 3 miles a day on a moderate trail and should expect to work weekends and some holidays.
Special Note: For volunteers interested in living history, the park has uniforms and items to outfit a late 19th century soldier kit. There are also a limited number of items available for a frontier women’s kit. Living history is not a volunteer requirement, but the park would love to enhance its living history programming and would welcome any interest in participating in living history events.
Fort Bowie is located 13 miles south of the town of Bowie, AZ and is located within the Chiricahua mountain range. The ‘sky islands’ of southeastern Arizona have an incredible diversity of wildlife. The park elevation is approximately 5000 feet which means that it enjoys cooler temperatures than lower elevations. The average summer temperatures will reach a high in the 90’s and low in the 60’s. Monsoon season is from July through September, which means occasional afternoon thunderstorms. Grocery stores, medical facilities, and shopping can be found in the towns of Willcox or Safford.
All volunteers must pass a federal background investigation. The associated costs of the investigation are paid for by the park.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: The park has two RV sites for volunteers. The sites have full hook-ups with 30 amps. RV sites are provided in exchange for 32 hours of work each week. There is no wifi connection but there is cell phone coverage. Due to the road conditions leading into the park, and the size of the RV pads, the sites are not recommended for RVs over 30 feet in length.