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Visitor Services Volunteer (RV-Flamingo)

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

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/walk/hike for moderate periods of time, able to kayak/canoe, and willing to work outdoors in hot, humid weather. Typical hours for this position are from 7:45 AM to 5:15 PM inclusive of a 30-minute lunch and two 15-minute beaks.


Shifts are generally 9 hours long and you will be working 32 hours a week, alternating three / four days per week, which might include weekends and holidays. Reliable personal transportation and a valid driver’s license are required . All volunteers must pass a federal background investigation. The associated costs of the investigation are paid for by the park. Please include in your application a resume and whether or not you have a current federal background check and an active PIV card. Please list two professional references who are unrelated to you and able to speak about your ability and/or aptitude for the position. Couples must complete applications for each person.


The park will train all volunteers and provide all necessary equipment and materials to safely conduct required duties.


Prior to the selection process, all volunteer applicants will be interviewed and will have the opportunity to speak with the volunteer supervisor. This will give applicants the opportunity to ask questions that are specific to their needs and situation.


An RV pad is available for volunteers willing to work 32 hours, alternating three / four days per week, from approximately 11/1/2022 - 4/30/2023. Amenities include water, electrical, and septic hook-ups, and free laundry facilities near the RV pad in the adjacent employee housing area. There are currently no other housing opportunities for this position. The pad is located less than 1-mile if walking or less than 2-miles by vehicle/bicycle from the Visitor Center. Public WiFi is available inside/adjacent to the visitor center. Overall, there is no cell or television signals in the area. Mosquitos can be intense.


For more information, please contact Bill Barley at bill_barley@nps.gov. Thank you for your interest!


We look forward to hearing from you!


For more information about Everglades National Park and the Flamingo area, please visit:


https://www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm

Start Date - 2022-11-01

End Date - 2023-04-30

Activities include: Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About National Park Service

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

1 Flamingo Lodge HwyHomestead, FL 33034

(25.13652,-80.93723)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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