Mount Locust Visitor Information Center Volunteer
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Are you interested in history and want to educate others about one of the oldest buildings in the state of Mississippi? Apply for a position at the Mount Locust Inn and Plantation, milepost 15.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Natchez, MS. For information about the Parkway please visit www.nps.gov/natr .
Mount Locust historic house is one of the oldest structures in the state of Mississippi dating back to the 1780’s. It was a home to the Ferguson-Chamberlain for five generations until 1944. It also served as an inn for weary boatmen known as "Kaintucks," who made the treacherous journey by foot traveling north on the old Natchez Trace. Mount Locust was also formerly a cotton plantation where a number of families were forced to endure the bondage of slavery and work the cotton fields during the antebellum era known as "King Cotton." Mount Locust represents the typical frontier plantation home of the early 1800’s. It’s a place where visitors and staff alike can reflect on the many people seeking food, shelter and rest at Mount Locust over the years.
At Mount Locust you are just short 20-minute drive from the town of Natchez where you can find grocery stores, restaurants, doctors, dentists, and pretty much all the basic necessities in town.
RV Hosts: In exchange for 32 hours a week (24 hours each if a couple), the volunteer (VIP) will receive a private RV site with full hook-up, if needed. Next door to the RV spot in our old-Mission-66-ranch-house-turned office we have a washer and dryer available for use. We require a three-month commitment (and occasionally a 2-month commitment for VIPs with previous NPS VC experience).
Local volunteers: A commitment of a minimum of two days a month.
***Volunteer Vaccine Attestation Requirement*** Volunteers whose service requires their regular presence in NPS buildings or government vehicles must complete a Certification of Vaccination form. If they have NOT attested to being fully vaccinated, they must also possess and present a negative COVID-19 test result from within the 3 days immediately prior to the date of entry. They must also maintain completed form (and test result, if necessary) on their person for the duration of their volunteer term and present it to the volunteer manager or volunteer supervisor, as needed. They must also comply with all public health protocols in place at the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Start Date - 2022-01-12
End Date - 2022-04-12
Activities include: Conservation Education;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;Historical Preservation;Planning Office/Clerical;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information
Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult
Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads
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Tupelo, MS 38804
December 29, 2021
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- Outdoor Recreation
- Water Recreation