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Fort Pulaski National Monument lies eighteen miles east of Savannah, Georgia. The monument encompasses 5000 acres of marshland on McQueen’s Island and 600 acres of dry land on Cockspur Island. The park’s primary resource is the nineteenth century masonry fortification. Built between 1829 and 1847 to defend Savannah, Fort Pulaski saw action during the Civil War. Other historic resources in the park include the ruins of a small village and wharf, an 1890s era concrete battery, and a small lighthouse. Cockspur Island also provides recreational opportunities for trail walking, birding, bicycling, fishing, and more, while McQueen’s island is popular for boating and fishing. Approximately 400,000 visitors enter Fort Pulaski's fee area every year.

Fort Pulaski National Monument is seeking enthusiastic individuals to volunteer in our Interpretation and Visitor Services division. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work in our visitor center greeting visitors, answering questions, giving information, and working with our Junior Ranger program. In the visitor center, volunteers will also operate audio/visual equipment, answer phones, and may occasionally use the bookstore cash register to check out customers. Additionally, volunteers will rove inside historic Fort Pulaski and on park trails providing information, answering questions, and keeping an eye out for visitor safety. Volunteers may also help with special events, including living history events.

This opportunity is ideal for those who enjoy working with the public and have an interest in history or nature. Volunteers should be able to stand or walk for moderate periods of time, and should be willing to work outdoors in hot, humid weather. Typical hours for this position are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Primary Duties for this position include:


Visitor Center Operations: Covering the front desk of the visitor center; greeting visitors; answering visitors’ questions; providing information on historical, cultural, and natural history of the park; informing visitors of upcoming programs; providing area information; operation of AV programs; answering phone as needed; operate cash register for bookstore sales; assist in covering the bookstore in the fort for lunch as needed.


Fort and Trail Operations: Fort and trail roves as scheduled; assist visitors with any questions or needs; ensure visitors are following park rules, regulations, and act safely.

Tour Guide (optional): Volunteers who wish to do so may gain knowledge and skills in developing an interpretive program, and under close supervision create programming so they may provide fort tours at scheduled times.


Commitment: 32 hour per week for 3 consecutive months.


Amenities include water, electrical, and septic hook-ups, picnic tables, and free laundry facilities near the RV area. Unfortunately, we cannot provide television or internet at this time. There is no public camping in the park; the RV area is private and includes four concrete pads. Couples traveling together may work together or in separate volunteer positions, in separate divisions. 32 hours per week is required of each person and cannot be split in half between two people.


Must be able to pass a background check for this position. A valid Driver's License is required.

Start Date - 2021-11-01

End Date - 2022-11-01

Activities include: Conservation Education;General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

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1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

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.

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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.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Savannah, GA 31410

(32.00053,-80.97606)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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