The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Community events are an important part of the John Muir NHS plan for the future. Visitors have been coming to the park since the park's creation in 1964 and now, 50 years later, we're looking to give people even more reasons to come visit.
Do you like organizing events? Do you like meeting people? Do you enjoy finding creative ways to engage children and families?
Community Event Aides help the rangers on site organize, plan and execute new and innovative events for the site.
Past events that Community Event Aides have helped with include:
Campfire Programs: after dark programs of songs, stories and games geared toward children and families.
Full-Moon Walks: after dark hikes up Mt. Wanda to watch the moon rise.
Las Posadas: Mexican-roots Christmas celebration with crafts and games.
Family Day: An ever-changing lineup of crafts, games and explorations designed for children and families.
Speaker Series: A series of lecturers on John Muir and the Muir legacy.
Don't see something you like? Rangers are open to new ideas.
Minimum one year commitment with 6 hours per month. All docents must complete three 4-hour training modules led by Park Service staff prior to commencement of responsibilities. Scheduling is flexible. The park is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but some events fall outside of those hours.
Volunteers interested in this opportunity must demonstrate the physical ability to work outside, lift 40lbs or more and have flexibility to work with ranger supervision both within and without the park.