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Visitor Center Volunteer - RV Pad

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

This position is for a front desk volunteer at the park headquarters facility.

Open Window #1: July 15th, 2022-August 15th, 2022

Open Window #2: September 15th, 2022-October 15th, 2022

Each opening is to fill a one month gap in coverage at our Headquarters Visitor Center Front Desk. Excellent performance may open the door to future volunteer opportunities.

This is an RV POSITION - RV PAD WITH FULL HOOKUPS IS PROVIDED - Unfortunately, there are no other housing options available.

The RV pads are nearly waterfront on the sound, with some having water views. RV area is adjacent to a nature trail.

Cape Lookout National Seashore protects over 50 miles of offshore barrier islands. These islands include pristine beaches that are home to wild horses, sea turtles, dolphins and other amazing wildlife. Rich cultural heritage, including two historic villages and a lighthouse are home to centuries of history. Fishermen and campers drive the beaches in 4x4 vehicles and a ranger-station and two dozen cabins offer a brief respite from the elements. Pristine night-sky conditions have allowed Cape Lookout National Seashore to become an International Dark Sky Park in 2022, the first park to achieve this certification on the Eastern Seaboard. Astronomy events, and other park ranger-led activities offer unforgettable experiences for visitors and volunteers alike.

Volunteering during the Summer at Cape Lookout can be quite busy, with very high visitation and near-constant visitor inquiries for trip-planning and other questions.

In order to qualify for an RV Pad housing area, volunteer must commit to 4 days/week of visitor center coverage. Volunteer couples may split this coverage from day-to-day, but the total of four days of coverage per week is required. The daily work schedule is 8 hours, from 8:45-5:15 with a 30 minute lunch break.

Harkers Island has multiple smaller grocery and convenience stores within 10 minutes. Other larger stores, medical services, etc. are available in either Beaufort or Morehead City (Roughly 30-40 minutes away)

Start Date - 2022-07-15

End Date - 2022-10-15

Activities include: General Assistance;Planning Office/Clerical;Tour Guide/Interpretation

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About National Park Service


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.


The U.S. National Park Service,, 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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We'll work with your schedule.


131 Charles StreetHarkers Island, NC 28531



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter


  • People 55+


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

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