Visitor Center Operations
ORGANIZATION: National Park Service
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**Disclaimer: There are no housing opportunities onsite except for RV Hosts. Training will be provided per each volunteer opportunity listed.**
Do you love history? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you possess great customer service skills? If so, consider being the first face our guests see as they enter, and volunteer here in our Visitor Center!
Moores Creek National Battlefield is seeking enthusiastic, friendly volunteers to work in the park's Visitor Center (VC) during the work week and on weekends throughout the year. Thousands of people visit the battlefield every year, and especially on weekends, to view the site of the first decisive Patriot victory of the American Revolution and the site of the last Scottish Highland broadsword charge.
Visitor Center Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday
Volunteers MOST Needed: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We are open to full days of volunteering, as well as half days (9 am to 1 pm, or 12 pm to 4 pm)
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Greeting Park visitors and providing information on cultural, historical, and natural points of interest within the park and the surrounding area.
- Being available and approachable at the information desk.
- Answering routine questions about restrooms, drinking fountains, picnic areas, and pet areas respectfully and in appropriate detail.
- Using brochures/maps/handouts/common resources as needed to answer involved questions about resources in or near the park.
- Operating the bookstore cash register on a daily basis and/or during special events.
- Stocking and restocking bookstore shelves.
- Receiving new inventory, pricing, and storing in our stockroom.
- Maintaining the bookstore area in a properly organized way.
- Maintain visitor counts, maintain a clean front desk and bookstore, sweeping off the front and rear entrances, assist with wayside cleaning, and assist with opening and closing duties.
- Assisting with quarterly inventories.
- Explaining our Junior Ranger programs and providing workbooks.
- Operate audio-visual equipment to show the park's orientation film.
- Supervise visitors in the exhibit area to ensure that exhibits are not climbed on or damaged in any way. Ensure that food, drinks, and pets are kept outside.
- Occasionally assist staff in preparing for and hosting special events.
- Assist visitors with our Audio Tour.
Weather: Summers can be hot, humid and buggy (mosquitoes). The Spring and Fall are cool with rainy periods. Winters are generally mild with occasional windy and cold nor’easter storms.
Transportation: Personal transportation (bicycle or motorized vehicle) is required to reach the park and local stores. There is no public transportation in the area.
Start Date - 2023-10-03
End Date - 2024-10-01
Activities include: General Assistance;Historical Preservation;Planning Office/Clerical;Research/Librarian;Timber/Fire Prevention;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information
Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads
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