Pipe Spring National Monument - Living History Interpretive Volunteer
ORGANIZATION: National Park Service
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Surrounded by red rock and vast expanses, Pipe Spring National Monument shares the stories of water in the desert and the many cultures who have utilized those waters for countless generations. Ranging from the Ancestral Puebloans, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians, Spanish explorers, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the U.S. Federal Government, the history of this desert oasis is nearly as vast as the scenery.
2023 is the Centennial of Pipe Spring being included as a unit of the National Park Service, giving the opportunity to share a rich variety of cultural stories as well as desert ecology, Kaibab Paiute traditions, and pioneer lifeways. The selected volunteers will provide guided tours of a historic structure, greet visitors and collect fees in our visitor center and museum, and lead cultural demonstrations in a variety of different topics based on the interests of the volunteer, aligning with the Monument's history.
The Monument encompasses 40 acres that is entirely surrounded by the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation on the Arizona Strip. The Monument includes a visitor center and cultural museum, restored grasslands, a Southern Paiute encampment, gardens, orchards, historic structures, and a 1/2 mile hiking trail with views over 50 miles on clear days. The Monument is located in Arizona near the border with Utah.
Due to the nature of this position, a 12-week commitment is required and in order to receive free housing, 32 hours of volunteer work per week is required.
Many recreational opportunities exist within a 1-3 hour drive of the Monument, including Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and countless other federal, state, tribal, and local attractions. To learn more about Pipe Spring National Monument, please visit www.nps.gov/pisp or facebook.com/pipespringnps
Start Date - 2022-12-01
End Date - 2023-11-30
Activities include: Botany;Conservation Education;General Assistance;Range/Livestock;Science;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information
Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads
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406 N Pipe Springs RoadFredonia, AZ 86022
August 28, 2023
- Environmental Education
- People 55+