Park Ambassador- Thurmond New River Gorge National River


(37.92695,-81.15559)
 

Cause Areas

When

Sun May 01, 2016 - Mon Oct 31, 2016

Where

104 Main StreetGlen Jean, WV 25846

About

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 working a minimum of 32 hours per week.

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.

Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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