• Other • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
Volunteers will staff the Great Basin Visitor Center in Baker, Nevada. Main duties will include providing information to visitors, including trip planning, suggestions for activities such as hiking and camping, driving directions for the surrounding area, information about cave tours and other ranger programs, and general advice. There will be opportunities for informal interpretation, especially discussing the purpose of this national park and what the larger Great Basin is. The volunteer will also provide information by answering phone calls. Must be able to coordinate with other staff to ensure accuracy of information. Other duties will include playing the park movie upon request, answering radio calls, and sharing information with the other visitor center. Individuals that work 32 or more hours a week will qualify for free housing if it is available. It is requested the volunteer work 90 days, start and end dates are flexible.
This volunteer will also be responsible for opening and closing the building, including counting money and completing a shift report to account for sales. Volunteer will sell items from the Western National Parks bookstore, operating a cash register and credit card machine. Will be accountable for sales and change fund each day. Must pass a federal background check before work may begin.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV spots with hookups at a nearby motel/campground will be provided. PLEASE NOTE: the volunteer will be responsible for paying for the site and will be reimbursed by the park later.