Mount Rainier Meadow Rovers 2023

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

This is an intermittent volunteer opportunity. Housing is not included.

Description: Meadow Rovers hike the trails above Paradise and Sunrise, talking with visitors and educating them about the importance of staying on trails in these fragile subalpine environments. They also provide basic education about keeping wildlife wild (i.e. not feeding animals and not bringing pets on the trails) and recreating safely. They answer visitor questions and provide informal interpretation of the natural environment. As needed, they may also use radios to contact Visitor Protection Rangers in the event of emergencies. This is neither a law enforcement nor medical position; however, Meadow Rovers may use education to encourage people to follow regulations, and often are first on scene when visitors are injured.

Time commitment: at least 8 hours per month from June to early October. A schedule will be set in cooperation with your supervisor that matches your availability with the park's needs. You may work at Paradise, at Sunrise, or both. Training for both new and experienced Meadow Rovers will be held on several dates in 2023 and will be followed up with in-person orientation individually or in small groups. Experienced Rovers may begin work as soon as mid May. New Rovers may start once they have completed training.

Notification of acceptance: The Meadow Rover supervisors are seasonal employees who will be coming on duty in late April or early May. Your application will be held until then and reviewed at that time. However, those with basic qualifications can assume they will be able to participate. You will hear from the Meadow Rover supervisor in mid May about next steps, including options for training and projected start dates.

Start Date - 2023-06-01

End Date - 2023-10-09

Activities include: Back Country/Wilderness;Conservation Education;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: Camp Sites

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