Visitor Services Volunteer--James River 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.

James Visitor Center is located at MP 63, near the town of Big Island in Amherst County, VA. The site focuses on the natural resources of Appalachia as well as the transportation history of the region.

This position is open to volunteers who can commit to work 32 hours a week during the summer season (May through October) in exchange for housing provided by the park (either an RV spot with utilities paid or a room in shared park housing).

Start Date - 2023-05-08

End Date - 2023-10-31

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

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: Bunk House;RV/Trailer Pads

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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.


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Milepost 384Asheville, NC 28803



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • People 55+



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