• Conservation Education • Minerals/Geology • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Hagerman Fossil Beds is looking for volunteers to help educate and inform visitors, especially school children, about the significance of park resources and historical sites by creating short video presentations. Dates are very flexible, prefer spring.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
•Assist with hands-on activities at the visitor center or at the mock dig site on park grounds. Film some of these activities for use as a video podcast.
• Conduct roving interpretation on Park trails. Roves are to meet, assist, orient, and provide information to visitors and can present many opportunities for informal interpretation. Film park features for use as a video podcast.
• Interview experienced staff members for use as a video podcast.
• Assist in maintaining the beauty of our park and visitor safety by filming reasons for the rules for use as a video podcast.
• Be friendly, polite, respectful, and enjoy working with people of all backgrounds.
• Be able to work independently.
• Be reliable and represent the National Park Service in a professional manner.
• Be able to communicate effectively with visitors and team members.
• Previous experience in creating and editing video products/podcasts.
• Wear volunteer shirt and name badge
• Sign a volunteer agreement form
• Record all hours spent volunteering accurately and have supervisor sign off at correct intervals along with completing intrepretive program and activity reports.
• Experience making short videos. Park is willing to purchase recommended equipment based on advice of selected volunteer.
Volunteers will receive a variety of classroom and on-the-job training which may include: the role and mission of the National Park Service, natural and cultural history related to the park, safety, hiking etiquette, use and care of park equipment, CPR, first aid.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Park will pay for local RV spot with full hookups for VIPs willing to commit for full term and at least 32 hours per week. If a couple is volunteering 3 days per person is asked. No RV? May have a 'park model' available.