Interpretive Services Volunteer
ORGANIZATION: National Park Service
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Join the team at Chiricahua National Monument! We are currently seeking motivated volunteers that want to be a part of a great team serving visitors at a beautiful and unique park. Volunteer work will be completed indoors, in the park visitor center, and outdoors, while roving the park. Training and orientation will be provided. This position may require long periods of standing. Volunteers also assist the park with Preventative Search and Rescue (PSAR) efforts to ensure visitor safety on trails. PSAR responsibilities include roving parking areas and hiking trails to educate visitors about safely hiking in summer conditions. An ability to hike up to 3 miles a day is required. For details on average temperatures in the park, visit Weather Information - Chiricahua National Monument (nps.gov)
A minimum of 32 hours per week is required; a work week includes 8 hour shifts, 4 days a week.
Volunteers will live on site in the Bonita Canyon Campground. RV spaces can accommodate trailers or motorhomes up to 29 feet . RVs must be furnished by the volunteer; the park does not provide RVs or other housing accommodations. Full hook-ups are available (electricity, water, and sewage), as is Wi-Fi service and a landline telephone. Cell coverage is limited in the park.
Volunteers will be required to operate a government vehicle. A valid driver’s license is required for this position. Volunteers will wear a uniform which will be provided by the park.
When filling out your application, please indicate if you have a completed federal background investigation or a PIV card.
Start Date - 2023-04-04
End Date - 2023-06-30
Activities include: General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information
Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads
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