Long Term Interpretation Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

The volunteer in this position is required to perform a number of various tasks in assisting the Interpretation Division. Tasks include, but are not limited to: orienting visitors at the Visitor Center front desk, performing living history demonstrations and presentations, giving programs, and giving tours of the fort. Fort Larned National Historic Site continues to preserve the best-preserved fort along the Santa Fe Trail and a key part in overland travel. Active from 1859 to 1878, the military established Fort Larned to guard mail wagons going east and west. With the railroad cutting through the area in 1872, the need for a military post quickly diminished as travel between posts became quicker. The railroad coming through the area also helped to establish the City of Larned. Congress established Fort Larned National Historic Site in 1966 to interpret the military and civilian stories of this frontier post. Today, nine of the original sandstone structures still stand as a representative of the many stories that are told on a daily basis. Fort Larned was also home to Company "A", 10th US Cavalry (Buffalo Soldiers) who had their fair share of hardships along with the Plains Indians and the many other cultures who found themselves at Fort Larned. These are the stories we are so privileged to tell here at Fort Larned.

Start Date - 2023-10-01

End Date - 2023-12-16

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

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About National Park Service

Location:

1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1767 KS Hwy 156Larned, KS 67550

(38.18816,-99.09838)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Sunday;Monday;Friday;Saturday

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