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Tallac Historic Site RV Volunteer - Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit

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ORGANIZATION: USDA Forest Service

This role serves the Tallac Historic Site, a unique property that preserves

turn-of-the-century Lake Tahoe in time, giving modern-day recreationists the chance to

experience 1920s culture. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in

1987 and consists of more than 20 pine lumber structures. Volunteers are important

caretakers of Tallac Historic Site (THS), offering services such as land management, tour

operations, museum retail services, and structural repairs and maintenance. During

special events, volunteers don period-appropriate attire and play a role in living history

experiences. Work responsibilities are varied, with each volunteer capable and expected to

perform more than one designated task; though, duties are matched to the volunteer’s

skillset.


This volunteer program is operated through a partnership with the site’s interpretative

association, the Great Basin Institute. For the duration of service, volunteers receive RV

hook-ups with laundry facility access at no cost. In 2022, THS is expected to be open

Thursday through Sunday, so priority will be given to those with weekend availability. In

addition, volunteers typically work between 28-32 hours/week. Session dates are as follows:


Session 1: May 9 - June 27

Session II: June 27 - August 22

Session III: September 22 -- October 17


Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Tallac Historic Site is a lakefront property,

located roughly 15 minutes from South Lake Tahoe. The surrounding area is chalk-full of

diverse recreation opportunities, such as Desolation Wilderness backcountry hiking and

city attractions such as Reno, NV and Sacramento, CA. Yosemite National Park is less than

a 3-hour drive away.


To apply: Please send a cover letter introducing yourself and explain your interest in

volunteering at THS to tallac@thegreatbasininstitute.org. An application with further

details will then be sent to you.


Note: # of Volunteers Needed: Currently, 24 RV volunteers are being recruited for the season. The number of local

volunteer positions not needing RV accommodations is not capped.

Start Date - 2022-05-09

End Date - 2022-10-17

Activities include: General Assistance;Historical Preservation;Planning Office/Clerical;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About USDA Forest Service

Location:

1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250, US

Mission Statement

The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Description

The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, spanning 193 million acres of land.

CAUSE AREAS

Emergency & Safety
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Emergency & Safety, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

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WHERE

35 College DriveSouth Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

(38.93257,-119.97339)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Sunday;Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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