Visitor Center Staff - Grandview New River Gorge National River


Cause Areas


Wed May 01, 2019 12:00 PM - Thu Oct 31, 2019 05:00 PM


4700 Grandview RoadBeaver, WV 25813
Grandview Overlook


This position has two full hook-up RV trailer pads available for parking and using your RV for housing. (Which will accommodate 2 couples or 2 individuals(1 at each site)). The RV pads are located at the Grandview Day Use Area not in a park campground. Each individual must work a minimum of 32 hours per week for use of the trailer pad.

This is a two to five month position from April-October.

Major duties include but are not limited to - assisting staffing at the Grandview Contact Station and Day Use Area. Tasks: professionally representing the National Park Service by providing high quality customer service; opening and closing the facility; providing orientation, information, and interpretation to visitors; informing visitors about activities and potential safety hazards; distributing maps and brochures as requested; operating cooperating association bookstores cash register and selling merchandise; accurately collecting and accounting for monies; and operating basic audio-visual equipment.

Roving trails and grounds within park day use area to assist park users with orientation, information, and interpretation of the park; inform visitors of potential safety hazards; distribute maps and brochures as needed and picks up trash and litter deposited along the trails.

Work Environment:

Volunteer(s) will have daily contact with park visitors and staff, and will have occasional contact with park land owners and park neighbors. Standing for long periods of time, walking, bending, lifting and sedentary work is required. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors with roving, point-duty, and maintenance duties resulting in the exposure to temperature extremes, rain, wind and direct sunlight. the terrain for outside duties may be uneven.


Volunteer will be provided with VIP shirt, hat and name tag. When working the visitor center desk, giving tours/hikes and attending special programs/events VIP uniform should be worn with khaki Docker-style pants (not faded and without holes), and hiking boots, tennis shoes, or dress shoes.


  • Customer Service
  • Environmental Education
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a 2-5 month position.

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