• Construction/Maintenance • Office/Clerical • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Campus Host Position Description Winter - Spring 2019 - 2020
Position Description: Winter - Spring Campus Host at Schoodic Institute
The Campus Host position is a volunteer for Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park’s Schoodic District located in Winter Harbor, Maine. The position is a representative of Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, located in Winter Harbor, Maine.
The purpose of this position is to provide people with an opportunity to volunteer their time to a national organization with an important vision and mission, and in return, gain a provided location of residence, in a beautiful National Park, in an apartment for the allotted time of their service. Utilities, Direct, TV, WiFi and free parking are all included during the time of service. Winter time leisure activities include hiking, biking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing in Acadia National Park’s newly developed nearby Schoodic Woods trail system. These trails are open year-round.
The Winter-Spring Campus Host will report to, and be managed by the Schoodic Institute Director of Operations and the Schoodic Institute Maintenance Manager.
Start date would be November 1, 2019 and end April 30, 2020
The campus host will reside in a comfortable apartment at Schoodic Shores and will be the primary after-hours emergency contact person for the campus.
Primary work will be in assisting the institute’s maintenance department and also helping with winter projects like basic maintenance service in the housing units… clearing drains, painting, light carpentry, etc. The maintenance department will also require the winter host to help with outdoor snow removal and help with their ongoing daily collection of recyclables & returnables.
Inspect and lock campus facilities nightly and close any open windows, doors and buildings.
The Campus Host must be able to communicate the mission and activities of SI and ANP in a friendly knowledgeable manner and must be able to operate an NPS radio or phone.
Interact with visitors on or around the institute campus and assist with a variety of events - (setup/break-down or move chairs and tables).
Pick up mail when needed and distribute posters around the community.
On occasion, may be asked to work in the welcome center doing general office work, answer phones and assist with check-ins, check-outs, group registrations, prepare materials for groups (keys, information, directions, etc.) and attend staff meetings if necessary.
Be willing to acquire supplies and do errands by driving a park vehicle to surrounding communities and businesses and assist other national park and institute divisions as needed. Must have a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
This position will begin on November 1st and end at the end of April.
The work week consists of a minimum of 32 hours per week (per individual campus host volunteer).
The Schedule will be event driven or as needed by the institute and the maintenance dept.
The Campus Host will receive 2 midweek days off within a 7 day period. Weekend work is mandatory. Additional adjustments may be made by mutual agreement.
Volunteer time sheets will be submitted to the Office Manager – and then sent to ANP headquarters at the end of each month.
In the Winter Season, the Campus Host will be largely involved in the routine maintenance of the housing facilities and assisting Schoodic Institute’s maintenance department with various campus projects to include painting, light carpentry, snow removal and other miscellaneous outdoor and indoor winter duties.
Your apartment has 2 bedrooms – one with a queen size bed and the other has 2 twin beds, there is a full kitchen with pot, pans, dishes, microwave, toaster & coffeemaker. There is a small dining area and a large living room. There is a full bathroom with towels – but please bring your own soaps and toiletries. Bed linens are provided, but you may also bring your own. You also have your own washer & dryer! There is free Direct TV and WIFI also.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: An apartment is provided for volunteers with wi-fi, and Direct TV. It is required, and no pets are allowed.
• Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Other • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Spend a season in beautiful Acadia National Park as you help visitors discover the park.
Help thousands of visitors discover and enjoy Acadia National Park as you become an integral part of the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and the Sieur de Monts Nature Center team. You will also have plenty of time to explore and learn about this beautiful place during your 4½- to 6½ month commitment (6 hours per day, 4 days per week).
We are looking for people who are friendly and outgoing and have strong people skills. This is a great job for anyone who enjoys talking to visitors and helping them plan their visit to the park.
The most important duty requires extensive time at the visitor center information desk. Volunteers work side-by-side with park rangers to not only answer general questions, but to help visitors have a safe and enjoyable time in the park and to gain a greater understanding of its significance.
Other duties include answering phones, taking program reservations, making movie announcements, and performing general tasks associated with a busy, fast-paced visitor center operation. There is some selling of postcards and books at the Nature Center for Eastern national Book Seller.
Additional rotating daily duties include: rove time outdoors at a highly visited overlook (usually one and a half hours a day), rove time at other locations in the park as time permits, and days at the Nature Center.
Volunteers are a vital part of the operation and must commit to the FULL season. The minimum commitment time is June through mid-October. There is also the opportunity to start as early as late April to mid May. Other options may or may not be condsidered depending on scheduling needs.
Volunteers work 24 hours per week (4 days per week, 6 hours per day). Volunteers may work weekends and holidays. Couples will have the same work schedules.
Volunteer shirts, hat and jacket are provided. NPS volunteer name badges wil be provided to volunteers that do not already have them. We ask you to provide tan or dark brown pants, dark brown belt, dark brown shoes. A tan or dark brown sweater, fleece or vest is optional but recommended for the air conditioned building.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: A large RV pad with water, sewer and electric hook-ups is provided at park headquarters. Propane, telephone, cable, satellite and Internet access are left to the discretion of the volunteer.
• Construction/Maintenance • Computers • Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance
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Volunteer or volunteer couple needed to perform varied tasks at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery assisting the hatchery and facilities staffs with general maintenance and grounds upkeep using power equipment. Nature trail maintenance may also be a part of this job experience. Volunteers will also be involved with fish culture activities such as feeding, cleaning, and transportation of endangered sea-run Atlantic salmon populations. Work related activities may require travel to other worksites using government owned vehicles. A valid driver’s license is required as well as defensive driver training provided by the government. A 24-hour week is required (32 - hour week preferred). Work days and season length are negotiable. An RV site with full hook-up and 50 amp service, water, sewer and laundry is provided at no cost. Preference will be given to applicants that can commit to the entire volunteer period 5/15/17-10/6/17.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site available with water, power, sewer hookup located at worksite. Washer and dryer are be available. Hatchery sits on 135 acres with many miles of trails for walking. The hatchery is situated between two small lakes that offer fishing and boating opportunities.
• 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.