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Attention fishermen and fisherwomen!
De Soto National Memorial is looking for Volunteers within the local commuting area of Bradenton, FL to assist rangers with the set-up, execution, and clean-up of our Junior Ranger Rancho Fishing Clinics.
The De Soto Rancho Fishing Clinic is designed for children and adults ages 7 and up. Scheduled fishing clinics are November 20, December 26, January 2, February 18, March 25 and March 28. The clinics may also be scheduled for a different day if one has a large family, community group, Scout group, or school group. These groups must consist of at least six children and no more than ten. During these clinics, the participants learn everything from fishing in the area, types of tackle, how to tie knots, fish indentification and regulations, and practice casting. After a lunch break, participants will practice their skills by fishing off our shores.
Qualifications for this position include good communication skills, ability to determine visitor needs and answer questions, positive attitude, professional demeanor while working with visitors and staff, and willingness to adhere to park, NPS and FWC guidelines and policies, and safety standards (i.e. – golf cart use within the park, ability to handle sharp objects, bait, fish and other sealife, etc.). The clinic follows an Activity Plan, and training on conducting the clinic will be done formally on November 17 by Interp staff.
The volunteer reports to the Ranger on duty per schedule. If he or she is unable to work, it is the responsibility of the volunteer for notifying the Ranger on duty, preferably at least two days prior to the clinic. All fishing clinic materials will be provided by the park. General supervision of this position is conducted by the Ranger on duty. Requested time commitment is the full duration of the clinic, generally beginning at 9am and ending around 2pm.
Standing for long periods of time, walking, bending, lifting, and sedentary work is required. Work is primarily conducted outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, including hot and sunny days, cool to cold weather, bugs, windy conditions etc.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns.