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Local Visitor Center Volunteer and Intern Opportunities
Voyageurs National Park is seeking full-time, part-time, and intermittent volunteers and/or interns from International Falls, Rainer, Kabetogama, and other nearby communities to provide assistance at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. This is an opportunity for all seasons, including winter! Embrace the outdoors, share the warmth of the Rainy Lake Visitor Center with others, explore, help visitors obtain important information, get professional experience, and make a difference in your community.
Serve as a front-line representative for the National Park Service at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center
Provide current, accurate information about Voyageurs National Park and nearby privately-operated facilities and services to visitors
Assist visitors with customer service, trip planning, travel routes, orientation, and program/tour signup
Provide information in person or via mail, telephone, or email
Distribute maps, brochures, and printed material
Make sales using a cash register, inventory stock, secure funds, and keep display area neat and organized
Communicate safety information
File brochures and duplicate informational handouts
Open and close the Rainy Lake Visitor Center
Go into the field to familiarize self with area resources
Collect fees, stocking brochure and permit boxes, collecting permits
Make informal visitor contacts at a variety of park locations
Assist other park staff at special events
Assist, as needed, with basic emergency response
Additional Potential Duties that Volunteers May Elect to Perform:
Lead or assist with interpretive programs (e.g. canoe programs, ski programs, and snowshoe hikes)
Construct displays and exhibits
Assist with student groups for Environmental Education
Create content for the park website and social media profiles
Represent the park at local community recruitment events
Duration and hours per day: Full-time, part-time, and intermittent positions are available. If volunteers wish to stay longer than the minimum commitment, the park can take volunteers for an entire season, more than one season, or a combination thereof.
Full-time: 32 hours/week, eight-hour work day, six-week minimum commitment.
Part-time: Between 16 and 31 hours/week, work day flexible between 4 and 8 hours per day, minimum six week commitment.
Intermittent: Between 3 and 15 hours/ week, hours of work day flexible for open hours between 10 AM and 4 PM, four week minimum commitment.
Training: Volunteers will receive appropriate training, guidance, and supervision from the District Interpreter. We ensure that each volunteer feels comfortable operating all components of the visitor center. Free tours are offered to volunteers throughout the summer season.
Uniform: These positions require a uniform shirt and hat, which will be provided by the park. Volunteer must provide his/her own black or brown slacks, closed-toed shoes or hiking boots, and belt (black or brown).
Accommodations: These positions are for applicants living locally in International Falls, Rainer, Kabetogama, and other nearby communities. During the summer season, free RV sites (full hookups) are available for full-time volunteers. Cell phone and satellite reception is moderate.