Visitor Center Host
Galena Creek Visitor Center
Greeting local community members and tourists starts with a friendly welcome. Your own experience, supported with local area maps, trail maps, and a retail store, provides the public with information that guides their outdoor experience. As a volunteer, you will always work with a staff member or a very experienced volunteer.
- talking to visitors, answering questions about the park
- answering phone calls
- sanitizing tables
- helping set up for presentations or events
- directing visitors during programs
The primary role in this position is to provide information to visitors.
09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Galena Creek Visitor Center
18250 Mt. Rose Hwy, Reno, NV 89511, US
The Galena Creek Visitor Center is managed by Washoe County Regional Parks & Open Space under a special use permit from the US Forest Service. The Great Basin Institute (GBI) is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West, with the goal of increasing ecological literacy through educational outreach and direct service programs.
Galena Creek Visitor Center is a unique collaboration between Washoe County, the US Forest Service, and the Great Basin Institute. Volunteers are a vital part of the sustainability of the visitor center and the programs offered for the community. Without you, the visitor center would not be able to continue connecting our community with nature.
Visitor Center Hosts
Greeting local community members and tourists starts with a friendly welcome. Your own experience, supported with local area maps, trail maps, and a retail store, provides the public with information that guides their outdoor experience.
Volunteer Naturalists provide leadership on guided community hikes, sharing knowledge in one or more of the following local categories: trees/plants, geology, history, culture.
Community Education Programs
Our Education Assistants help with Toddler Time and Homeschool programs, through which we provide environmental education to youth and families in our community.
Galena Creek runs summer camp programming for kids in our community ages 8-17. Campers experience a portal to the wider world through fun, educational, hands-on discovery of the natural wonders of forests, creeks, lakes and ponds. Volunteers are an incredibly important part of our team, and aid in our efforts to provide quality outdoor experiences for all campers.