• Computers • Other • Science • General Assistance
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The National Map Corps - Volunteer Map Editor
Volunteers collect structures data for The National Map using our online mapping application. Structures include schools, hospitals, post offices, police stations, cemeteries, and other important public buildings. Volunteers check the location of existing structure points against aerial imagery to verify that it is on the correct building, and confirm that the name and address information are correct using authoritative sources (e.g. official school district website). Volunteers also add missing structure points to the map, and remove points for structures that no longer exist. By updating and verifying structures data across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, volunteers are making significant contributions to USGS National Structures Database, The National Map, and ultimately U.S. Topo Maps!
If you have access to the Internet and are willing to dedicate some time editing map data we hope you will consider participating! You do not need to live in any particular area to participate. Our editing guidelines explain how you can contribute data from anywhere.
Volunteers earn virtual badges for participating and are recognized for their contributions (with permission) via USGS and The National Map social media.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: This volunteer activity is done from your home or anywhere with Internet access.
• Historical Preservation • Other • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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Volunteer-in-Park (VIP) Ambassadors serve as front-line representatives of the National Park. This team of dedicated individuals love New Bedford and want to share the story of this amazing city with visitors from around the world. Often volunteer ambassadors staff the visitor center desk, help at special events, offer visitor programs, and help our our facilites crew. The National Park seeks folks looking to build their resume, try something new, be a part of a great team, and who enjoys interacting with the public.