Provide American Sign Language interpretation for occasional park events and visits by groups or individuals who use ASL. This interpreter will enable individuals who use ASL to have a good experience as they visit the park. This work is for local volunteers as the park has no housing. Face shields are available and physical distancing is possible for most of this work to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure.
The mission of the Volunteers in Parks program of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is to provide individuals opportunities to commemorate, preserve, and communicate the stories associated with the Corps of Discovery and its winter near the mouth of the Columbia River. Volunteers are important team members of the park staff and are encouraged to participate in all trainings, meetings, special events, etc. that are available to staff. This program will affirm their ownership and stewardship of this park and the entire National Park Service and will honor their specific contributions.
Lewis and Clark NHP commemorates the winter encampment of the 33 member Lewis and Clark Expedition. The center-piece of the park is a replica of Fort Clatsop, the explorers' headquarters located about 6 miles south of Astoria. The Fort Clatsop unit includes the fort replica, trails, a visitor center with movies, exhibits, and a bookstore. The Netul Landing unit is nearby and includes parking and a canoe/kayak launch site. The Fort-to-Sea Trail starts at the fort and goes 6.5 miles to Sunset Beach on the Pacific Ocean.
Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
92343 Fort Clatsop RoadAstoria, OR97103
November 15, 2020
Teaching / Instruction
American Sign Language
Verbal / Written Communication
Orientation or Training
This work is occasional and the volunteer would be on-call and encouraged to work when the park needs fit their schedule.
The ASL interpreter should be pleasant and enjoy cultural and natural history and sharing stories. They should be skilled at using ASL in an accurate and efficient manner and willing to ask questions to make sure that communication is clear.