• 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.
• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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The volunteer serves as a front line representative and the first or only contact the public has with the park or the agency. Responsibilities include providing current, accurate information to visitors concerning the park area and surrounding areas of interest; explaining visitor activities and recreational opportunities, including accessible features and services, NPS interpretive services; answers basic questions about available services and activities; distributes maps, brochures, and other printed material; informs visitors of potential safety hazards; and provides directions and routes of travel through the park; assisting with Shop sales; and performing minor maintenance duties to ensure clean, safe, and pleasurable visitation experiences for the public. Training provided Specific Requirements: Be comfortable communicating to the public information about the park and area points of interest, available services, rules and guidelines, maps or directions, etc.). Work well with co-workers . Share new and important information with co-workers and visitors. Deal with a high volume of customer and visitor contacts while maintaining a professional demeanor. Answer recurring visitor questions while maintaining a professional demeanor. Resolve customer or visitor complaints by taking corrective action or referring the issue to a supervisor when appropriate. Show understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others. Deal effectively with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed. Relate well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations. Use correct English to communicate ideas in words that are appropriate to listeners and situations and use body language appropriately. Remain flexible to changes in operational procedures.