• Visitor Information • General Assistance
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NOTE: If you are interested in this position, please include information in your application that highlights your experience in Rocky Mountain National Park. Thanks for your interest!
NOTE: You must live within commuting distance of Rocky Mountain National Park as there is no housing associated with this position.
Provide park visitors with excellent customer service involving interpretation and information on the park, trails, shuttle bus and road systems, natural and cultural history, and recreational opportunities.
Protect park resources by helping visitors understand park regulations and safety information.
Assist park staff by staffing Alpine Visitor Center parking lot and other locations as needed.
Complete foot patrols along popular trails within one mile of Alpine Visitor Center. Hiking beyond one mile requires a backcountry plan and is currently prohibited by administration for VTS VIP’s.
Assist rangers in performing traffic control duties including: maintaining a safe flow of traffic in the Alpine visitor center parking lot, monitoring vacant spots, and enforcing handicapped parking and other restricted areas.
Assist with visitor concerns and emergencies where possible.
Report emergencies, missing persons, or law enforcement concerns to park staff and/or ROMO dispatch.
Help with litter pick-up, minor maintenance tasks, and other duties as needed.
Able to deal with stressful situations in a calm, professional and positive manner.
Work may be performed on dusty or gravel-covered road surfaces and along uneven trails.
Must be willing to undertake any assignment unless a physical/mental ailment precludes you from accomplishing the assigned task.
Must adhere to all park policies
Skills, Experience and Other Factors:
This is a uniformed position -- uniforms are provided by the park. Volunteers are required to find a substitute for any day unable to work. Volunteers must attend orientation and training sessions. Volunteers must have the ability to work outdoors at elevations of 11,000 feet, sometimes in inclement weather, be familiar with park regulations, emergency procedures, safety information, roads and trails, and natural history. Volunteers must have ability to learn proper use of park radios. First aid and CPR/ AED Certification is desired, but not required.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
Alpine visitor center volunteers spend a great deal of their work day outdoors in the AVC parking lot and other areas, often at elevations up to 11,000 feet. They must be prepared to work in a range of road conditions from congested parking lots to rough road surfaces. Work is also performed in a variety of environmental conditions, including hazardous tree areas, high lightning potential, and extreme elevations. For individuals who are not accustomed to high elevations, it is suggested that they contact their doctors about potential complications with medication or medical conditions that are aggravated by high elevations before making a commitment to this position.
One to two shifts per week, shifts are usually 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: no housing or camping available.