Meriwether Lewis Information Center Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Natchez Trace Parkway is seeking dedicated volunteers to assist the millions of visitors who travel its 444-mile route each year. The Meriwether Lewis Site, as part of this iconic parkway, commemorates the final resting place of the esteemed explorer, Meriwether Lewis. Visitors, drawn by Lewis's historical significance, often treat their visit as a pilgrimage. They find abundant opportunities for interpretation and immersion at the site, making it a haven for history enthusiasts. Volunteers play a crucial role in providing valuable park and community information, inviting visitors to explore the captivating history and scenic beauty of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Join us in celebrating and sharing the enduring legacy of this historic route!


Goal/Outcome of Position:

Provide orientation and information on park resources, safety, and trip planning to visitors in a positive professional manner while representing the National Park Service.

Help visitors make personal connections to park resources and values to inspire stewardship and enjoyment. Staff the visitor center desk, operate a cash register, rove the parkway pullouts and trails, and more.


Uniform: Required to wear volunteer uniform: shirts/hat/jacket/s provided by park; pants, close toed shoes, and belt provided by volunteer.


On-site RV pad with hook-ups (water, sewer, electric) is available. A minimum of 32 hours per week (24 hours per person for a couple) is required for 3 months. A minimum of 3 months is required but opportunities may be available for up to 6 months. Couples wishing to apply should complete an application for each person.


Local volunteers: a minimum commitment of two days per month.

Start Date - 2024-03-01

End Date - 2025-03-01

Activities include: Botany;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Description

The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

189 Meriwether Lewis ParkHohenwald, TN 38462

(35.50929,-87.45718)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

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