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Brown and white sign for Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence, RI.
Do you love to talk about history? Do you enjoy talking with people? If so, then Roger Williams National Memorial needs someone just like you. We are seeking friendly front desk volunteers to greet visitors, provide information about local points of interest, and make them feel welcome.
Description of Duties: Duties may include:
Answers questions in front desk and exhibit area
Stocks brochures at front desk
Distributing program and other park information
Answers phone calls for basic park information
Providing directions and distributing maps
Represents the park throughout the park unit
Orients visitors to and shares significance of current location
Models and encourages stewardship of the park
Transport and setup of the park tent and various brochures, and/or activities
Roving volunteers will carry a park radio and rove the grounds of the park in order to greet and assist visitors as needed.
Maintain a log of all visitor contacts and reports
Benefits to VIP:
A great opportunity to learn about and share the rich history of the park with the public, including local, national and international visitors
Opportunity to build a resume
Gain or improve skills in communication and networking
Gain experience by working with professionals in a national park, with a public that visits from around the country and around the world
Goal/Outcome of Job:
Engages visitors and facilitates a dialogue that connects the individual's interest with the park
Candidates younger than sixteen will be considered on as case-by-case basis.
No experience needed; training and uniform provided
Ability to easily converse with and listen carefully to visitors and identify their needs
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
Has a high level of comfort with speaking to strangers
Has a keen interest in the culture, history and/or natural history