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Visitor Services Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service


  • Staffs, alongside park rangers, cooperating association staff, and volunteers, the visitor center desk at the Bear Valley Visitor Center and/or Lighthouse Visitor Center
  • Addresses visitor needs and facilitates positive visitor experiences by 1) orienting visitors to Point Reyes National Seashore and the surrounding area; 2) assisting visitors in identifying appropriate recreational opportunities; 3) providing information about the park and the surrounding area; and 4) conveying the significance of the park's natural, historical, and cultural resources
  • Responds to and answers visitor questions in-person and over the phone
  • Provides services to visitors in an efficient and professional manner
  • Roves park areas to contact visitors
  • Keeps current on park conditions, closures, issues, etc.
  • Represents the National Park Service by wearing a volunteer uniform and interacting with visitors in a friendly, courteous, tactful, and helpful manner
  • Performs retail sales

Schedule and Time Commitment

The Visitor Services program is available year-round. Volunteers are expected to volunteer a minimum of three 4-hr shifts per month for 6 months. Weekday availability is required.


The Visitor Services Volunteer will train via independent study and in-person mentored training.

Benefits to the Volunteer

  • Opportunity to join the team of park stewards in the education and protection of sensitive cultural, historical, and natural resources of national significance
  • Opportunity to engage and work with park staff
  • Opportunities for formal and informal training about the park’s resources
  • Opportunity to develop a deeper connection with Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Free Volunteer Pass, an Annual Pass awarded to those individuals who volunteer 250 hours at one or more recreation sites managed by six Federal agencies, including the National Park Service. The Volunteer Pass permits free entry to federal recreation sites where an entrance fee is required.

Group Type

Individuals are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Age

Minimum age is 16. Volunteers under 18 must have a signed parental consent form. Please contact us for more information.


Housing and camping/RV sites are unavailable.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Doug Hee at 415-464-5145 or by email

Start Date - 2022-11-23

End Date - 2023-11-23

Activities include: Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: N/A

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About National Park Service


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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, 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.


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Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


1 Bear Valley RoadPoint Reyes Station, CA 94956



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday

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