• Archaeology • Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Science • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
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This position is part of a very special partnership with the National Park Service and the Forest Service, which allows the volunteer to work with employees of both agencies and present summer education programs at the Arizona Snowbowl (Sky Ride) and campgrounds on the Coconino National Forest as well as the local National Monuments. The volunteer will assist the Interpretive Staff in the daily operations of the environmental education program. This includes, but is not limited to: developing and presenting professional interpretive programs to the visiting public; taking visitors on short, high elevation hikes and answering questions about the local area; teaching Leave No Trace principles; putting on programs for schools and other groups upon request; assist in the care and maintenance of any vehicles used for to perform duties.
The volunteer must always present a neat, professional appearance and wear appropriate uniform components and name plate while working in the public eye and on official duty. This position requires a uniform, which will be provided to you at no cost. The volunteer will be trained in and adhere to all Forest Service Safety and Customer Service procedures. This opportunity occasionally requires presenting programs after dark and driving at night.
Required skills and abilities:
Read and speak English well
Good communication skills with customers and co-workers
Positive, helpful and friendly attitude
Basic familiarity with natural resources and ecology
Good hearing for interacting in face-to-face contacts
Always have a neat, professional appearance
Standing and sitting for long periods
Hiking/walking in rough terrain at elevations ranging from 4,000’ to 11,500’ for 6-8 hours (must be in very good to excellent physical condition) in inclement weather (wind, sleet, snow, cold, heat) up to 5 miles
Not fearful of public speaking
A valid drivers license and good driving record
Other helpful (not required) skills and abilities:
Speak and/or read other languages (esp. Hopi, Navajo, Spanish) including American Sign Language
Area familiarity (especially in the areas of recreation, flora, fauna, geology and local services)
Familiar with the Leave No Trace Program
Previous experience developing and presenting interpretive programs
Camp Elden Volunteer Program in Beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona
We are looking for self-motivated, energetic people with a strong volunteer work ethic. Many diverse skills are needed!
The Camp Elden Volunteer Program is designed as a “full-time” volunteer program to help support the Recreation and Facilities Departments on the Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona. A Forest Service employee supervises all positions listed, and all positions work with a mix of Forest Service employees and other volunteers. All positions require people who are self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and the ability to work in teams of 2 or more people.
This program is geared to people who have their own recreational vehicle, fifth-wheel, or camper to live in, as Camp Elden is comprised of 13 campsites at the Flagstaff Ranger Station with full hook-ups. The program allows for pairs and singles to work for a minimum of 3 months up to a maximum of 7 months for free utilities (water, sewer, electric and propane) and one of the 13 spaces. Singles in a site must work a minimum of 24 hours per week, and pairs at a site must work a minimum of 36 hours per week (even if only one person volunteers).
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: This program is geared to people who have their own RV/Fifth-wheel/Camper to live in. The program allows for pairs and singles to work for a minimum of 3 months up to a maximum of 7 months for free utilities (water, sewer, electric and propane) and one of the 13 spaces. Singles in a site must work a minimum of 24 hours per week and pairs at a site must work a minimum of 36 hours per week (even if only one person volunteers).