• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
This is a volunteer position under the supervision of the VIP Coordinator or delegated to a park guide/ranger for the Division of Interpretation. The volunteer’s primary duty station is at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center and the Great Basin Visitor Center. The volunteer’s primary responsibility will be providing Lehman Caves Visitor Center Operations, Great Basin Visitor Center Operations and Cave Tours.
This volunteer position offers $20 a day reimbursement for expenses to the volunteer. A volunteer uniform shirt will be provided to the volunteer and must be worn with clean brown jeans or brown slacks. Pants will not be worn or frayed.
Volunteers must be able to work assigned hours and provide/arrange their own transportation to the workplace.
Government housing may be available
Volunteer under the age of 18 must have a signed Parental Approval Form (NPS Form 10-89)
The volunteer must be at least13 years old or entering the 7th grade. The volunteer must also:
Be willing to accept responsibilities as directed and follow through with and complete assigned responsibilities
Volunteer will work 4 to 40 hours a week depending on the nature of the position, season or park need. This will be outlined in detail to the volunteer before an agreement is signed and will be noted on the agreement. The time commitment will begin the date established on the agreement and end on the date in the agreement or at the end of the fiscal year. Agreements can be renewed annually.
For this position 32 hours a week will be required.
Under direct/indirect supervision of an interpretive park ranger, the volunteer will work with interpretation and operate the visitor center front desk including the federal register and WNPA bookstore register, answer visitor questions and answer park email and mail. The volunteer will also help with or provide special programs, cave tours and school programs.
The volunteer will also:
Provide accurate information about the park and surrounding area.
Encourage compliance with park regulations through understanding.
Learn and consistently follow all safety practices applicable to job and surroundings in which work is performed. When appropriate, submits constructive suggestions to reduce or eliminate safety hazards to employees and visitors. Review and sign all JHAs applicable to their work.
Provide quality interpretation and education programs.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
Be able to open, close, and operate the WNPA cash register according to instructions.
Be able to describe cave formations, cave processes, and general geology of the area.
Understand the National Park Service Mission (Organic Act) and know the basic history of the NPS.
Understand the Great Basin National Park mission, along with the basic history of Great Basin National Park.
Understand basic management policies of Great Basin National Park and the National Park Service
The volunteer will contribute to the effective operations of Great Basin National Park’s interpretive program. The volunteer’s work will enhance the quality of the visitor experience and may influence the park visitor’s opinion, attitude, learning and enjoyment of the park.
This position requires standing for long periods of time and lifting boxes up to 25lbs.
This position requires going into a cave to provide tours in 50
degree temperatures, dim lit walkways and stairs and passages that require ducking, bending and twisting to maneuver through.
This position requires sitting for long periods of time using a computer.
Lehman Caves Visitor Center is located at an elevation of approximately 6,825 feet.
Great Basin Visitor Center is located at an elevation of approximately 5,300 feet
Training will be provided by WNPA bookstore manager and various interpretive staff. After the initial training period, plus a reasonable time of performing the assigned duties, the volunteer will be reviewed and evaluated by their trainer.
SUPERVISOR: Robert Reinhart , firstname.lastname@example.org (775)234-7511
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Cabins Description: Housing can be provided. Housing may be shared
• Construction/Maintenance • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • Back Country/Wilderness • General Assistance
Photo Courtesy of FWS
Assists maintenance division at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge with regular General Maintenance duties. This position is open to singles and couples. For couples, either both individuals can volunteer in the maintenance program or the couple can be split between the Visitor Center host and the Maintenance assistant positions.
Location of refuge is 30 minutes north of Las Vegas, NV. Mt. Charleston is about 30 minutes away and Lake Mead NRA 60 minutes away. Grand Canyon (North Rim), Zion, Bryce Canyon and Death Valley National Parks are all less than a half day's drive.
Maintenance assistant duties include: General property maintenance and tasks. Upkeep of refuge buildings, restrooms, and grounds, adjusting doors, painting and other minor building maintenance and custodial tasks. Trail and grounds maintenance: trimming trees and bushes, mowing grass, planting native vegetation, and maintenance of associated sprinkler system. Construction/maintenance of various fences. Repair/replacement/installation of directional, informational and interpretive signs. Fish refugium maintenance. If qualified, perform preventative maintenance checks and maintenance on automotive and heavy equipment. Tasks may also involve metal work, cutting and welding. Special projects, as assigned, may include stream restoration work, revegetation projects, maintain/clean irrigation ditches and building up road base. May perform a variety of other duties. CDL is desirable, but not required.
ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS. Please be aware that this position involves working in extreme heat (100+ degrees) and possible contact with sharp objects including cacti and scorpions. RVs can be difficult to keep cool, so housing is available.
Prerequisites: Reliability. Ability to work with a minimum amount of supervision. Responsibility to carry a project to completion once initiated. Good physical condition. Time Commitment: 24 hours per week.
When applying please provide contact information for three references. Two references should be professional. If applying as couple please provide both applicant names.
RV or motor home utility hook-ups for electric, water, and sewage available.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site has full hookups: water, electricity, sewer. Must provide own propane.
Bunkhouse with laundry, pots, pans, etc.
• Campground Host • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Great Basin National Park 2019 Campground Host Announcement
We are in need of campground hosts for the Wheeler Peak Campground, Upper and Lower Lehman Creek Campgrounds and Baker Creek and Grey Cliffs Campgrounds of Great Basin National Park. Great Basin National Park is located in a remote part of northeast Nevada just outside of the town Baker, NV just a few miles from the Utah state line.
Visitation to the Great Basin National Park Campgrounds is highly variable and ranges from zero to well over one hundred people on weekends. From May through October, most visitors come to visit Lehman Caves, to star gaze and/or enjoy the Park’s 60-plus miles of trail. Other activities in the area include bird watching and fishing.
The volunteer host for Wheeler Peak Campground will reside in an RV campsite, which includes water, RV sewer connection, and propane. Wheeler Peak Campground contains 37 campsites with one wheelchair accessible site. The campground is at an elevation of 9,886 feet (3,013 meters) and is located at the end of Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, 14 miles from the Lehman Caves Visitor Center.
The volunteer host for Upper and Lower Lehman Creek Campground will reside in an RV campsite in Upper Lehman Creek Campground, which includes water, RV sewer connection, and propane. Upper Lehman Creek Campground contains 24 campsites with two wheelchair accessible sites. The campground is at an elevation of 7,752 feet (2,362 meters) and is located along the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, 3.5 miles from the Lehman Caves Visitor Center. Lower Lehman Creek Campground contains 11 campsites with one wheelchair accessible site. The campground is at an elevation of 7,300 feet (2,200 meters) and is located along the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive, 2.5 miles from the Lehman Caves Visitor Center.
The volunteer host for Baker Creek and Grey Cliffs Campground will reside in an RV campsite in Baker Creek, which includes water, RV sewer connection, and propane, along with a 30-amp solar-powered electrical hook-up. (Propane-powered appliances are advised). Baker Creek Campground contains 38 campsites, one of which is wheelchair accessible. The campground is at an elevation of 7,530 feet (2,295 meters) and is located on Baker Creek Road, 3 miles from the Lehman Caves Visitor Center. Grey Cliffs Campground contains 16 campsites, two of which is wheelchair accessible. The campground is at an elevation of 7,530 feet (2,295 meters) and is located on Baker Creek Road, 1.5 miles from the Lehman Caves Visitor Center.
Preferred dates: May 20, 2019 through October 20, 2019
Assisting park visitors with campground vacancies, fees, and registration information
Performing campground compliance checks
Answering questions and providing orientation to Great Basin National Park and the surrounding federal, state, and county recreation areas; informing visitors about safety and resource protection concerns in the campground, park overlooks, and park trails
Keeping camping areas clean, organized, and presentable. Performing routine litter removal and minor maintenance in the campground as necessary
Roving the nearby trails, interacting with visitors, noting and reporting resource damage and walking on uneven terrain in a variety of temperatures
Educating visitors about campground regulations, such as dogs off leash or generator hours. Working with law enforcement rangers to resolve minor problems
Wearing the NPS volunteer uniform according to written standards
Supporting search and rescue operations by providing trailhead checks and information to visitors
Performing all duties in a safe, professional, and respectful manner
Willing to work 32 hours per week, including Saturday, Sunday, and holidays
Valid driver’s license
Desire to talk with the public
Skills and ability to work independently in remote rugged backcountry areas
RV for five week stay (or longer)
Camp host will be provided a radio for communication to other campgrounds within the park as well as park headquarters. Laundry and freezer space is available in the staff housing area. Baker, NV is approximately six miles away; it is a small community with some services, including two restaurants, shower facilities, and a gas station. Ely, NV is the nearest full-service community about 70 miles away.
Great Basin National Park Joshua Vann, Field Ranger 775-234-6310
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: You will need to provide your own RV or trailer for your living quarters. Propane appliances will be needed.
DESCRIPTION: Volunteers will conduct litter removal at Red Rock Canyon NCA to include the Visitor Center complex, trails, and parking areas. DUTIES: Will be to perform litter pick-up and removal of all trash in the area of responsibility. The trash will be collected and disposed of by the group. The group will be responsible to wear proper clothing, gloves and shoes, and properly using all tools. The group will be briefed on the proper tool etiquette and safety and beware of their surroundings at all times. RESULTS: To help maintain cleanliness at Red Rock Canyon NCA. BENEFIT: Opportunity to work outdoors and have a direct positive impact on the natural resources in Red Rock Canyon NCA.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Volunteers will remove graffiti as soon as they can once it has been reported. You will work projects on the Public lands of southern Nevada. These projects can be in the developed and undeveloped areas of these public lands. These projects are strenuous and may be performed on uneven ground, during inclement weather. They will involve lifting and the use of tools. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: You will be a member of a graffiti removal team. You will operate out of the offices of the appropriate agency and operate government vehicles. Graffiti will be removed by various means including but not limited to: bio-degradable chemicals and wire brushes, grinding, sandblasting and painting. You may be required to hike in and camp overnight in remote areas. bi
Operate a government vehicle (if licensed to operate government vehicle) .
Operate air compressors and generators.
Use hand and power tools.
Use bio-degradable chemicals.
Properly load and store equipment.
Mix and store paint.
Use appropriate rollers, brushes and spray gun to cover graffiti on structures and facilities.
Proper use of drop cloths and protective clothing.
Maintain and clean equipment after use.
Supervise other volunteers with special projects. (Eagle Scouts or other projects.)
Job Description: Greet visitors and provide them with information about Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, area attractions, and Las Vegas general information Duties:Become familiar with the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the area so that you can provide visitors with descriptions and information about the trails, picnic areas, scenic drive, geology, plants, and animals. Distribute literature to visitors. Use trail photo books to enhance information provided to visitors. Restock brochures, permits, and lost and found forms; leave note for any required reorder with the desk supervisor. Clean the listening wands and check videos for sound quality. Refer BLM policy inquiries or emergency situations to BLM staff member. Training: Volunteer Orientation, Desk OrientationTime Commitment: 4 hours per month
Job Description: Hike the trail of the NCA. Observe and report any problems to the Volunteer Coordinator using the volunteer report form. Training Required: New Volunteer Orientation, Desert Survival, Map Reading, Personal Safety Training Suggested: First Aid/CPR
Volunteers will generally be assigned to a specific location (Sandstone Quarry, High Lost Creek/Willow Springs, and Pine Creek) or as a “rover”, who will stop at each parking lot while driving around the loop. Each location will be assigned at least two volunteers. While at these locations the Ambassador will provide information to the public upon request. The Ambassador, at their option, may wish to hike a portion of some trails to observe visitor activity, check for trash accumulation and in general make contact with visitors in these areas. If the Ambassador wishes, they can pick up the trash they find and dispose of it. The Ambassador will maintain a tally of customers serviced and submit a report at the end of the shift, leaving the report with the receptionist or at the receptionist’s desk.
Job Description:Trail maintenance and design within General Management Plan guidelines; area rehabilitation and improvement; graffiti removal; smaller construction projects.Qualifications:Physically able to move over uneven terrain in extreme temperature ranges. Ability to safely carry 25 pounds. General construction knowledge and/or willingness to learn. Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of people. Training: Volunteer Orientation; CPR/First Aid; Equipment Operation; Radio Instruction; Defensive Driving (if operating government vehicles); specialized trail maintenance classes as available.Time Commitment: One or two days per month, generally weekends.
• Computers • Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Range/Livestock • Timber/Fire Prevention • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
Photo Courtesy of FS
We are looking for energetic, friendly and outgoing "people-persons" to assist in the day-to-day operations of our Visitor Information Center. You would help visitors find the perfect trail, campground, or picnic area, as well as learn about how to protect the forest, get to know the local plants and animals, and be safe. Meet and work with others that have similar interests, and contribute to a team focused on providing service to their community. Develop a greater understanding of the forest environment.
The Santa Rosa Ranger District Office is located in the USDA Service Center that also offices Farm Services and Natural Resources and Conservation Services (NRCS). This new office is located at the west end of town just off of West Winnemucca Blvd. We expect a considerable amount of interest from the public looking for information about the Santa Rosa’s in our new location due to better signage on the main street as visitors come into town.
This opportunity consists of meeting and greeting forest visitors and the dissemination of area information. The assistant duties include the selling of items such as maps and firewood permits; some restocking and inventory maintenance, giving directions and making suggestions on area attractions. The position is 2 to 3 days a week, 4 to 7 hours a day. There is an Office Manager who will train and guide you in the day-to-day operations, area attractions and local information.
The Santa Rosa Mountain Range is located 60 miles north of Winnemucca along Highway 95 to State Route 290 and has one developed campground (Lye Creek) which is nestled in a grove of aspen trees along Lye Creek. It sits at an elevation of 7,398 feet.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: No housing is available.
• Other • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
Volunteers will staff the Great Basin Visitor Center in Baker, Nevada. Main duties will include providing information to visitors, including trip planning, suggestions for activities such as hiking and camping, driving directions for the surrounding area, information about cave tours and other ranger programs, and general advice. There will be opportunities for informal interpretation, especially discussing the purpose of this national park and what the larger Great Basin is. The volunteer will also provide information by answering phone calls. Must be able to coordinate with other staff to ensure accuracy of information. Other duties will include playing the park movie upon request, answering radio calls, and sharing information with the other visitor center. Individuals that work 32 or more hours a week will qualify for free housing if it is available. It is requested the volunteer work 90 days, start and end dates are flexible.
This volunteer will also be responsible for opening and closing the building, including counting money and completing a shift report to account for sales. Volunteer will sell items from the Western National Parks bookstore, operating a cash register and credit card machine. Will be accountable for sales and change fund each day. Must pass a federal background check before work may begin.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV spots with hookups at a nearby motel/campground will be provided. PLEASE NOTE: the volunteer will be responsible for paying for the site and will be reimbursed by the park later.
• Computers • Other • Science • General Assistance
Photo Courtesy of USGS
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.