• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Volunteer Interpretive Rangers assist park staff in leading the operation of the Visitor Center at English Camp, one of two units in the park (the other being American Camp). There are a total of two positions this summer. These summer positions are only open to couples due to the volume and intensity of the work.
Helps open and/or close the visitor center building.
Assists staff with special events and education programs.
Keeps the building open.
Uses a portable two way radio.
May lead an established walk or program.
May create a new program using NPS guidelines under NPS supervision.
Helps maintain stock of brochures and keeping the information desk well organized.
Helps clean outdoor exhibit panels and benches.
Maintains visitor contact statistics.
Mails out materials requested over the phone or in the mail.
Refers callers to appropriate agencies or organizations when applicable.
Operates bookstore/gift shop using the cash register and a credit card machine.
Assists with weekly living history demostrations while wearing period clothing (provided by the park).
May also serve as a mentor to less experienced visitor center volunteers.
Goals of the Position
Provide accurate information to visitors about recreation, park programs, park history, etc.
Help the public find emotional and intellectual connections to the park.
Discover stories of change, conflict, competition, and cooperation in the San Juan Islands.
No previous experience needed.
Public speaking with mid-sized groups (12-25).
Research skills and passion for life long learning.
Benefits to the Volunteer
Gain experience in a historical national park setting.
Improve your public speaking skills.
Discover and share local and national stories that still matter.
Practice traditional crafts and skills.
The volunteer will perform most duties inside historic buildings or nearby outdoor areas (gardens, trails, parade grounds, etc.).
Historic buildings lack climate control and can be warm in the summer and cool to cold in the winter.
The volunteer couple are sought for a commitment from May 1, 2020 to September 7, 2020. Each couple will work the same 4 day, 8-hours per day work week, either Saturday-Tuesday or Wednesday-Saturday.
Volunteers will be issued a VIP hat and shirt at the time of check-in. Volunteers are expected to provide their own chocolate brown uniform pants. Additionally, volunteers will be issued period clothing for living history demonstrations. All issued uniform items must be returned at the end of the volunteer tour of service. Volunteers are required to wear the uniform when they are on duty.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV pads with full hookups, phone, and internet.