• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Description of Duties
The work is generally standing, or sitting with mild lifting (not more than 20 lbs) on an occasional basis. Volunteers must be able to follow directions and, after training, safely operate a tour boat according to the SOP. Must have and show respect for government property. Must be mindful and responsive to visitors at the park. Volunteers must be able to work outdoors for long periods in temperatures above 80 degrees or in light rain. Must represent the National Park Service in a professional manner at all times.
Benefits to VIP:
Personal enrichment and experience working in a national park setting
Boat training and experience, certification in the Department of the Interior Motorboat Operator Certification, as well as 1st aid training.
Experience in communicating with people of diverse cultures
Goal/Outcome of job:
Provide for the safe operation of the tour boat for the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center.
Provide efficient, courteous services, and helpful information to park visitors
Safe boat operations and training
1st aid training
Excellent oral communication skills
Knowledge of local area and resources helpful
Bi-lingual language skills helpful
Familiarity with NPS history, policies, rules, regulations, legislation, and similar guidelines.
Volunteer will need to become certified in the Department of the Interior Motorboat Operator Certification and 1st aid training. The volunteer will spend a major portion of the work time standing while operating the tour boat in a safe manner.
Visitor Center Desk volunteer will work under the supervision of the park Supervisory Park Ranger.
Work is performed primarily outdoors.
Supervisors: Angela Rathle, and Allyn Rodriguez (on-site)
Project Duration: Ongoing
Hours per month: 8 hour minimum, during tour season