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Wildflower Guide

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Wildflower Guides assist our interpretive rangers by giving short programs that emphasize the rangers' program theme of "Air, Water, & Home: Plants' 3 Needs."


Main Duties:

  • Collaborate with interpretive rangers to assess opportunities for interpretation
  • Provide the public with educational entertainment pertaining to the interpretive theme
  • Assist rangers with safety and visitor services
  • Answer visitor questions

Length of Commitment:

Wildflower Guides are expected to stay for the duration of their assigned shift (approximately 8 hours) during the week of the Wildflower Festival (June 24-July 3). VIPs are asked to commit to at least one full shift.


Tools & Equipment:

Cedar Breaks will provide all necessary equipment to perform the duties of this position. Volunteers are welcome to use personal equipment (such as binoculars, cameras, etc.) but do so at their own risk. Cedar Breaks is not able to compensate volunteers for damage to personal equipment that occurs during their volunteer duties.


Location:

Work will take place on the Sunset Trail, with occasional duties at the Visitor Center


Physical Requirements:

Duties will require volunteers to stand, bend, stoop, and hike over uneven terrain for extended periods of time. Volunteers may be required to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.).


All work is performed outdoors at an elevation of over 10,000 ft. The incumbent may be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures, high winds, rain, snow, smoke, or hail during their work hours. See Job Hazard Analysis for a comprehensive list of risks.


Benefits to Volunteer:

  • Free access to Cedar Breaks on the day duties are schedules
  • Free training in native flora
  • Opportunity to engage with other volunteers, park staff, and visitors
  • Satisfaction of promoting good land stewardship practices


Start Date - 2022-06-24

End Date - 2022-07-03

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

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available

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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

Cedar Breaks National MonumentBrian Head, UT 84719

(37.69276,-112.85078)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Interpreter

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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