• Computers • Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Note about the 2019 Summer Season Recruitment: While some selections have been made for Visitor Information Volunteers, we still have some opportunities available and would love for you to apply! The supervisor for these positions is currently on furlough until January, so those who apply in November and December can expect a response in early January 2019. You will still receive a system-generated email after you apply indicating a 10-day response time, but this will not be the case as the supervisor is out of the office and unable to check email. We look forward to speaking with those of you who are interested and hope you have a happy holiday season!
The North Cascades National Park Service Complex consists of North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. North Cascades is seeking energetic and friendly people to serve as visitor information volunteers in the North Cascades Visitor Center in Newhalem, WA for the 2019 summer season. Volunteers will work 32 hours per week (including holidays and weekends) with 3 consecutive days off each week in exchange for housing. Volunteers are required to wear the National Park Service volunteer uniform (shirts and hats provided). Positions will begin in May and last through Labor Day.
Provide excellent customer service and accurate visitor information to park visitors while staffing the busy front desk at the visitor center and answering repetitive questions about trip planning and recreational activities.
Explain park rules and regulations in response to inquiries from the public
Assist with swearing in junior rangers
Rove the visitor center and area trails to assist visitors with questions
As needed, may assist with sales at the bookstore run by the park’s cooperating association, North Cascades Institute.
(optional) Research, develop, and deliver interpretive programs which meet the NPS Interpretive Development Program (IDP) standards, and help visitors make meaningful connections to park resources.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required
Favorable federal background investigation
Ability to communicate orally
Ability to deal with stressful situations
Ability to tolerate a variety of weather and working conditions while working outdoors
Must possess a valid state driver’s license
RV sites may be available in the volunteer campground which has hookups for electric, water, and sewer. Cell reception is available. The closest shower and laundry facilities for the residents of the volunteer campground are located in the National Park Service ranger station compound in Marblemount, 14 miles west of Newhalem.
The small community of Newhalem, WA is located approximately 15 miles from Marblemount, WA. Reliable cell coverage is available through Verizon, but coverage through other cell phone companies is variable.
There is a small general store in Newhalem with limited food options. The closest grocery store is located 35 miles away in Concrete, WA . The closest fuel and restaurants are located 15 miles away in Marblemount. Additional amenities are located in Sedro-Woolley and Burlington, approximately 60 miles from Newhalem.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV sites may be available in the volunteer campground which has hookups for electric, water, and sewer. Cell reception is available at this location (depending on provider). The closest shower and laundry facilities for the residents of the volunteer campground are located in the National Park Service ranger station compound in Marblemount, 14 miles west of Newhalem.