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Visitor Center & Interpretive Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help with a variety of Visitor Services! Duties will include staffing a visitor center, providing outstanding information/orientation services, ringing up bookstore sales for nonprofit partner Western National Park Association (WNPA), and roving park trails providing informal interpretation and a friendly park presence. Training provided to set you up for success! Given the ongoing pandemic, note that we have multiple safety protocols in place to include plexiglass, upgraded HVAC filtration in the building, and additional portable air filtration units.


Timeframe of this opportunity is May/June/July 2022.

Volunteers will work 32 hours per week (four 8-hour shifts) with consistent three days off per week.

An RV pad adjacent to to the Visitor Center complex with hook-ups (water, sewer, electric) is provided.

A laundry facility has recently been installed for our RV residents.

The RV pads are located about 15 miles from downtown Flagstaff, a city of about 75,000 residents and all services available.

Note that park elevation and the Flagstaff area is approximately 7,000 feet above sea level.

A particular challenge is lack of cell phone and internet service at our RV sites; we are working on that! In the meantime, there is coverage 1.5 miles up the road at the Lava Flow Trailhead, or those volunteers with a completed federal background check and 'PIV card' can access a phone and computer at the Visitor Center. As such, a completed background check is not required, but preferred.


To learn more about Sunset Crater Volcano, please visit nps.gov/sucr.

Start Date - 2022-05-02

End Date - 2022-07-29

Activities include: Archaeology;Conservation Education;General Assistance;Minerals/Geology;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.

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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.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6082 Sunset Crater RoadFlagstaff, AZ 86004

(35.36417,-111.50404)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Sunday;Friday;Saturday

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