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Borders on Washington and some of the Project is in Oregon
(For On-site RV Residents) Visitor Center Host (Interpretation) Washington Shore Visitor Center Complex Spring-Summer Season 2020:
Do you enjoy interacting with people from around the world? Would you like to volunteer in a beautiful setting close to many recreational opportunities? Come join our team!
Bonneville volunteers provide high quality interpretive services to enhance visitor experiences in the busy visitor centers, including:
Staff visitor centers & bookstores
Greet visitors/answer questions
Inventory lost/found items
Educate visitors about park rules
Provide informal/formal interpretive programs
Physical Demands: Work 6 to 8 hours on your feet, walk up to a half mile. Adjustable-height seating and anti-fatigue floor mats are available while staffing information desk and bookstore.
** Two volunteers required per RV site to meet schedule needs. **
Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon; Bonneville Lock and Dam is a National Historic Landmark operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Our site includes two powerhouses, a navigation lock, fish passage, and a large visitor center spread over several buildings and two states, Oregon and Washington. Bonneville Dam is capable of providing over 1,200 MW of power to the Northwest, and nearly ten million tons of commodities pass through the navigation lock per year.
The mission of the Bonneville Lock and Dam Interpretive Services Program is to tell the Corps’ story, to provoke learning, help visitors relate to the site and reveal messages about the Corps in the region.
Answer questions and communicate Corps missions
Desire to meet and interact with diverse visitors
Commit to a minimum of 2 to 3 months
Experience/skills in interpretation/education
Cash handling, opening/closing cash reconciliation forms
Pass a criminal background check
Visitor center experience
1. RV sites are available March 15 through November 15. Currently filling positions mid-March through July.
2. Maximum of 28 hours per week (per person). More hours may be requested.
3. Facilities open 7 days a week. Work may include Sundays and holidays.
4. Preference for RV sites will be given to sites being occupied by two people due to staffing requirements. Size requirements of RVs also considered.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications are still being accepted for 2020! Apply online at volunteer.gov. Interviews, reference and background checks will be conducted by our volunteer coordinator upon receipt of an application.
Resumes, applications and other information can also be sent directly to the Volunteer Coordinator using the contact information below:
Volunteer Coordinator Bonneville Lock and Dam P.O. Box 150 Cascade Locks, Oregon 97014-0150
Email: Bonneville.Volunteers@usace.army.mil Phone: (541) 374-8820 Portland District website: www.nwp.usace.army.mil
Special Skills: Training will be provided on interpretation, cash handling, customer service, public speaking, communication, and orientation to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & Bonneville Lock and Dam. Prior experience in any of these areas is a plus. (Listed 10/30/2019)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Housing/Amenities: RV/Trailer pad. Each site is equipped with full RV hook-ups, free Wi-Fi, picnic table with windscreen and lantern hook, barbecue grill, and access to a washer & dryer that are shared with 6 other volunteer families. Camp area is only for our volunteers, not open to the public.