Muir Woods Education and Interpretive Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Muir Woods provides an opportunity to work in one of the most highly visible park sites in the world, engage with diverse audiences, learn and share knowledge on the natural, cultural and historical aspects of this ancient old growth forest. This volunteer opportunity will enhance communication skills and professionalism through public speaking, visitor interactions, and special projects of your interests while enriching the experience of all those who care and visit Muir Woods National Monument.


Muir Woods Education and Interpretive Volunteer works with a broad range of audiences through offering a variety of interpretive experiences and services. Volunteer’s primary responsibility will be to orient visitors to the site, to develop interpretive programs for visitors and assist with the day-to-day operations and special events. These operations have been modified to reflect COVID-19 safety protocols.

Working as part of a team and independently, Volunteer will receive intensive support and coaching to learn interpretive theory and develop and lead interpretive programs that support the mission of the National Park Service and the goals of Muir Woods National Monument. This involves researching, organizing, and implementing various types of interpretive programs, and helping to coordinate special events.

In addition, Volunteer develops experience in a specialized area(s) of park operations depending on interests and professional goals. The specialized areas include but not limited to support for the management of the park’s website and social media, volunteer program, and special event planning.


BENEFITS


  • Gain leadership and interpretation experience at a highly respected agency (National Park Service) with a model partnership with the non-profit agency The Golden Gate National Park Conservancy
  • To enjoy the scenery, wildlife and cultural resources of a spectacular national park unit
  • Walk amongst the tallest living organism, Coast Redwood, and share your knowledge
  • Opportunity for personal/professional development to pursue an interest(s)
  • Opportunities to participate in training and education in various departments within the National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
  • Opportunities to work with staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds that share a common interest in preserving and protecting our natural lands while engaging park visitors

Start Date - 2023-02-17

End Date - 2024-02-17

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

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available

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Location:

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.

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

Muir Woods National MonumentMill Valley, CA 94941

(37.90604,-122.54498)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Sunday;Friday;Saturday

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