Visitor Center Staff- Thurmond New River Gorge National River


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Wed May 01, 2019 10:00 AM - Thu Oct 31, 2019 05:00 PM


254 River Crest RoadThurmond, WV 25936
Thurmond Depot Visitor Center in the town of Thurmond.


This position is not a true campground host but does include an RV trailer pad with full hook ups approximately 1/2 mile from the worksite to be used by volunteers (a single or 1 couple) working a minimum of 32 hours per week each.

Major duties, assignments and tasks include but are not limited to: assisting park employees in staffing the Thurmond Depot Visitor Center. Opening and closing the facility; providing orientation, infomation and interpretation to visitors. Providing historic walking tours of the town of Thurmond; Infoming park visitors about activities in the park and potential hazards; distributing maps and brochures as requested; operating a cash register; selling bookstore merchandise; accurately collecting and accounting for monies; and operating basic audio-visual equiptment.

Roving trails and grounds within park day use areas to assist park users with orientation, information, and interpretation and litter pick up as needed.

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 giving tours/hikes, attending special programs/events 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.


  • 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
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-6 months

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