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Visitor Services Volunteer--Asheville Visitor Center

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Each year, over 14 million visitors come to the Blue Ridge Parkway to experience "America’s Favorite Drive," and all the opportunities for enjoyment, education, and recreation that it provides.

The Interpretation and Education Division of the Parkway inspires appreciation and stewardship of park resources by helping those visitors have positive, meaningful experiences in the park. To best assist visitors, the Interpretation Team staffs Visitor Centers throughout the Parkway that serve as reliable sources of information and education.


Applicants selected for these Volunteer Positions will serve as members of the Interpretation and Education Team and work to meet park goals by providing information, orientation, and quality customer service at the James River Visitor Center.


The Asheville Visitor Center is located at MP 384, just outside the city of Asheville. The site focuses on the natural resources of Appalachia as well as the history of different people groups that has inhabited the area throughout history.


This position is open to local volunteers who can commit to 4 or 8 hour shifts once a week during the fall season and into the winter and spring.

Start Date - 2022-09-01

End Date - 2023-05-27

Activities include: Conservation Education;General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

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

Milepost 384Asheville, NC 28803

(35.56714,-82.54376)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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