Homestead Trolley Guide


(25.395336,-80.58312)
 

Cause Areas

When

Tue Nov 01, 2016 - Mon May 01, 2017

Where

40001 State Highway 9336Homestead, FL 33034

Royal Palm Center of Everglades National Park

About

The city of Homestead is designated as the, " Gateway to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks." Homestead has partnered with both parks to offer local residents, neighbors, and visitors free transportation and admission through trolley tours!

From November 2016 to April 2017 free, guided trolleys will depart from Losner Park, in Historic Downtown Homestead, and make stops at Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park and Homestead Bayfront Park. Trolley tours will run on Saturdays and Sundays, with a morning and afternoon tour on each day. These guided rides will introduce passengers to many amazing aspects of the Homestead area and the Parks!

In order to provide this free service, Everglades National Park needs your help ! We are currently seeking volunteers to lead trolleys tours for the 2016-2017 season. This is a great opportunity for individuals looking to share their passion for the Homestead community! Trolley guides will also have the opportunity to learn more about the incredible parks within the city, while teaching passengers about these natural wonders.

Volunteers will be provided with training by Everglades National Park, and will work under the guidance and support our Community Engagement Specialist, Maria Thomson.

Volunteer duties may include the following:

  • Greeting and assisting trolley passengers
  • Interacting with visitors (representing the National Park Service)
  • Leading guided programs

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Knowledge and/or a willingness to learn about the history of Homestead
  • Knowledge and/or a willingness to learn about Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park and Homestead Bayfront Park
  • People skills - Volunteers must be comfortable interacting with the public
  • Willing and able to commute to Losner Park in Homestead, FL
  • Volunteers should be reliable and flexible in order for the program to operate smoothly
Length of Commitment:
  • Volunteers should be able to commit to 3-4 hours/week (1 tour/week)
  • We are looking for at least a 1-month commitment from volunteers (trolley tours will run twice a day, on Saturdays and Sundays, from November - April)

Benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Gain skills and experience in the Interpretation and Tourism industry
  • Gain skills and experience in public speaking, customer service and visitor interaction
  • Opportunity to learn more about the city of Homestead and its parks
  • Opportunity to learn more about the operation of the National Park Service
  • Opportunity to meet members of the community and share knowledge and passions with other individuals
  • Opportunities to meet other park employees and volunteers
  • Opportunities to meet individuals from around the world and interact with international visitors
  • Opportunities to gain volunteer recognition items, based upon cumulative volunteer hours
To learn more about the Homestead-National Parks Trolley, please visit https://www.cityofhomestead.com/index.aspx?nid=357.
If you have any questions about this position, please contact Anna Lee at anna_lee@partner.nps.gov or 305-242-7733.

Skills

  • History
  • Environmental Education
  • People Skills
  • General Education
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week
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