• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
Overview The Visitor Services Volunteer helps to strengthen the connection with and foster stewardship of Point Reyes National Seashore among park visitors by staffing the visitor center desks at the Bear Valley Visitor Center and Lighthouse Visitor Center and by roving throughout the park.
Staffs, alongside park rangers, cooperating association staff, and volunteers, the visitor center desk at the Bear Valley Visitor Center and/or Lighthouse Visitor Center
Addresses visitor needs and facilitates positive visitor experiences by 1) orienting visitors to Point Reyes National Seashore and the surrounding area; 2) assisting visitors in identifying appropriate recreational opportunities; 3) providing information about the park and the surrounding area; and 4) conveying the significance of the park’s natural, historical, and cultural resources
Responds to and answers visitor questions in-person and over the phone
Provides services to visitors in an efficient and professional manner
Roves park areas to contact visitors
Keeps current on park conditions, closures, issues, etc.
Represents the National Park Service by wearing a volunteer uniform and interacting with visitors in a friendly, courteous, tactful, and helpful manner
Performs retail sales
Volunteers must have an interest and desire to serve others, possess very good listening and oral communication skills, and have the abilities to interact with a variety of people, handle stressful situations, and work as part of a team as well as independently.
Customer service and/or retail sales experience, public speaking experience, knowledge of the park and area, and teaching and hiking experience are helpful.
Schedule and Time Commitment Volunteers are expected to volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month.
Training The Visitor Services Volunteer will train via independent study and at one instructor-led session.
Benefits to the Volunteer Volunteers will gain personal enrichment through experiencing and learning about Point Reyes National Seashore while enjoying opportunities for formal and informal training about the park’s resources. Volunteers also enjoy the satisfaction in serving and educating a variety of park visitors while representing the National Park Service and in helping to protect sensitive cultural, historical, and natural resources of national significance. Volunteers may have the opportunity to certify in CPR and first aid.
Group Type Individuals are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Age Minimum age is 16. Volunteers under 18 must have a signed parental consent form. Please contact us (see below) for more information.
Accommodations Housing and camping/RV sites are unavailable.
Application and Contact Information Please apply using the link below. For more information, contact Doug Hee at 415-464-5145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.