• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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This is an intermittent volunteer opportunity for winter 2018-2019. Housing is not included.
Position Title: Winter Interpretive Operations Volunteer
Description of Duties:
Makes personal and public safety the highest priority in all activities.
Performs scheduled duties which can include:
Follow snowshoe walks to assist visitors and monitor safety;
Rove to contact visitors inside or in the plaza areas near the Paradise visitor center or Longmire Museum. Answer questions and provide general and rule/regulation information.
Assist in maintaining the Nisqually Vista Trail at Paradise under the direction of an Interpretive Ranger (re-set poles, note safety issues).
Operate the Visitor Center activity table at visitor center (track matching, Geology demonstrations, more).
Other scheduled and agreed upon duties that assist visitors.
Attends scheduled winter operations training or alternative arranged with coordinator or supervisor.
Schedules work in advance by coordinating with the Paradise Interpreter, and checks in upon arrival for information on current conditions and work assignments.
May travel in a government vehicle en route to assigned work locations, and may make use of equipment provided by the supervisor, including park radios and snowshoes, and foot traction devices.
Physically fit enough to spend at least two hours at a time on snowshoes.
Able to communicate and represent the National Park Service well with diverse visitors.
General knowledge of park resources and regulations, and the desire to continue learning and applying new knowledge.
Training: Winter Operations Training will be provided at the beginning of the season.
Season/Hours: December through April, primarily weekends and holidays (including Christmas break). Volunteer will plan to participate at least one day per month, scheduling their duty with the Paradise Interpreter listed below.