• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • Science
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Local Volunteer Bird Guide
Does the thought of going birding excite you? Would you like to share that excitement with the world? If so this is the opportunity for you to help protect them by increasing awareness of the unique bird species of Hawai’i. Volunteers in this position will serve in the Division of Interpretation and Education, responsible for helping the public to have a safe and enjoyable experience while facilitating intellectual and emotional connections with the meanings inherent in the resources of the park. This position's primary focus will be to connect visitors with the unique avian species of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
We are looking for people with a passion for our native Hawaiian birds who possess a solid knowledge base on birding and find it exciting to share unique experiences with the visiting public.
Interpretive training will be provided.
Duties include: • Staying up to date with bird habits and areas in the park. • Developing and presenting interpretive talks on native Hawaiian birds to large groups from around the world; and • Roving public areas to provide information to visitors;
Knowledge / Skills Desired • Knowledge of park locations and attractions helpful, as well as park resources such as flora, fauna, geology, and Hawaiian history • Birding experience is important • Broad knowledge of birds and bird habits • Knowledge of native Hawaiian ecosystems • Outgoing/friendly personality • Excellent oral communication skills • Capacity to work with minimum supervision • Multi-lingual a plus • Capable of standing or sitting for several hours • Patience and flexibility
Also Desired: Valid driver’s license; natural or cultural science background; ability to work independently; public speaking skills; first aid/CPR certification, excellent customer service skills.
No housing or stipend will be provided. Upon approval a small reimbursement for mileage from home may be provided.