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Visitor Center Staff - Canyon Rim New River Gorge National River

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New River Gorge National River

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Volunteer at Canyon Rim Visitor Center Desk

This opportunity is not a true campground host position but has a full hook-up RV trailer pad available for parking and using your RV for housing. The RV pad is located at the Burnwood 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 three to six month position from April-October.

Major duties will include but are not limited too - assist NPS rangers in staffing the Canyon Rim Visitor Center and roving the Fayette Station Day Use Area. Tasks include: professionally representing the National Park Service by providing high quality customer service; opening and closing the visitor center facility; providing orientation, information, and interpretation to visitors; providing information regarding park activities; informing visitors of potential safety hazards; distributing maps and brochures as requested; operating the cooperating association (Eastern National) 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 areas 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 pick 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 desk, giving tours/hikes, attending special events/programs VIP shirt, hat and name tag must be worn with khaki Docker-style pants (not faded and without holes), and hiking boots, tennis shoes, or dress shoes.

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About New River Gorge National River


104 Main Street, Po Box 246, Glen Jean, WV 25846, US

Mission Statement

For the purpose of conserving and interpreting outstanding natural, scenic, and historic values and objects in and around the New River Gorge and preserving as a free-flowing stream an important segment of the New River in West Virginia for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.


New River Gorge National River is a unit within the National Park Service.



We'll work with your schedule.


162 Visitor Center RdLansing, WV 25862



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


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-6 months

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