Gladie Visitor Center Volunteer

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Gladie Visitor Center is located in the Red River Gorge, a top destination for hikers, climbers, paddlers, and sportsmen alike. The Red River Gorge also boasts a rich cultural history of Native American Rock Shelters, bluegrass, 19 th century oil/coal extraction, moonshining, and hemp farming. The Visitor Center includes a large interpretive area, a gift shop, and an original homestead from the early 1800’s where the Ledford family resided and who were kin to the well-known bluegrass musician Lily May Ledford. The Gladie Visitor Center serves as the information center to orient all visitors to the recreational and historical offerings of the Red River Gorge.

Volunteers on duty at the Gladie Visitor Center are primarily responsible for greeting visitors and assisting them with questions about trails and other outdoor recreation, camping, local areas of interest, history of the Gladie historic site and other general information on the area, with the goal of enhancing their experience in the Red River Gorge Geological area within the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Hours are flexible but 2-5 days a week is preferred. The Gladie Visitor Center is open from 10am - 5pm Thursday - Monday.

Start and end dates are also flexible, preferred dates are between March - November. If non-local, a minimum 2 month commitment is required. A volunteer campsite with hookups for an RV can be provided for those that are non-local.

Start Date - 2023-01-24

End Date - 2024-01-23

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

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250, US

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The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, spanning 193 million acres of land.


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3451 Skybridge RoadStanton, KY 40380



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • People 55+


  • Sunday;Monday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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