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Volunteers represent the National Park Service and are a valuable asset to the operations. This position will be at Little Sand at the Information Desk. Volunteers will meet a variety of people and personalities. Volunteers will be the main contact for visitors going out to Little Sand Bay. In 2019, the new Little Sand Bay Visitor Center is being rebuilt. During the construction period, volunteers will be based out of a mobile trailer that will be the contact station.
Providing park program, orientation, trip planning, and safety information
Giving narrative talks and/or tours of the Hokenson Family Fishery
Issuing dive permits as needed
Opening & closing the station
Maintaining visitation records
Notify supervisor when hazardous conditions exist
Providing basic custodial duties, such as cleaning toilets, sinks, and floors
Assisting with gardening at islands locations, as needed
Monitor visitor activities for infractions of lakeshore regulations
Administer emergency first aid when needed
Explain recreation use fees
Receive and log lost & found items
Assisting with Search & Rescues as needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to be self-sufficient is a must
Ability to present narrative talks while providing tours
Knowledge of camping
Skill in oral communication to provide visitors with lake conditions and park information
Ability to maintain a positive attitude and consistently be courteous to visitors
Ability to learn quickly and retain basic knowledge
Ability to effectively deal with stressful situations
Ability to know how to use a radio
Requires standing and/or sitting for long periods of time
Work is performed indoors/outdoors in 2019. The weather conditions can vary from hot days to cool nights, thunderstorms, high winds, and rain. The environments may include high humidity and hot temperatures. Cell phone coverage is spotty to non-existent.
Information desk volunteers typically start around late May until after Labor Day. Regular scheduled hours are 8:45 am – 5:15 pm but can vary if there are any emergencies or other issues. Background checks including fingerprinting will be done if a volunteer is selected. Volunteering for the full season is preferred.
While on duty, volunteers will be required to wear a uniform. A NPS volunteer shirt, sweater, wind breaker, name tag, and ball cap will be provided. The volunteer will provide their own pants and shoes/boots. The volunteer must be professional looking.
Volunteers will not be reimbursed for expenses.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV pads are available to Information Desk volunteers. The RV pads are gravel, have sewer hook ups (equipment not provided), and have 30A 125 VAC and a 15/20A VAC outlet on each pad. Washer & dryers are available to use at the dorms. The RV site accommodates:
If a motor home (single unit)-34 ft. for sure, 38 ft. if you can maneuver in tight spaces.
Fifth Wheel or travel trailer up to 37 ft.
Pictures of the RV pads are available upon request.
**Cell phone coverage is spotty to non-existent.**