Visitor Center Assistant Lafayette

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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Position is ongoing. Volunteers are needed to work any shift Tuesdays-Fridays. The work is generally standing, or walking with mild lifting (not more than 20 lbs) on an occasional basis.

Volunteer is responsible for staffing the information desk at the Visitor Center at 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA.

Description of Duties

Provide information, politely and competently, about park programs and policies to the visiting public. Operate cash register in accordance with established procedures for Eastern National Park Association transactions.

Benefits to VIP:

  • Personal enrichment and experience working in a national park setting
  • Retail training and experience
  • Experience in communicating with people of diverse cultures

Goal/Outcome of job:

  • Provide efficient, courteous services, and helpful information to park visitors

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired:

  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of local area and resources helpful
  • Retail sales experience helpful
  • Bi-lingual language skills helpful
  • Familiarity with NPS history, policies, rules, regulations, legislation, and similar guidelines.

Special Requirements:

Volunteer will need to spend a major portion of the work time standing; volunteer may be asked to drive a government-owned vehicle to pick up supplies within the park.


Visitor Center Desk volunteer will work under the supervision of the park Supervisory Park Ranger.

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501 Fisher RoadLafayette, LA 70508



  • Administrative Support
  • General Education
  • Customer Service


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Ongoing, shift work Tuesday-Friday

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