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Mule Care Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Mule Care Volunteers assist with the feeding, grooming, care, and public interpretation of our working mules. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is looking for dedicated and dependable volunteers that can assist our mule care specialist. Work is often difficult and physically strenuous. It also regularly involves interacting with and educating the public.

Strong applicants will: have equine and/or livestock experience; have a positive and can-do attitude; have a collaborative mentality and look for ways to contribute their own unique knowledge, skills, and background; be dependable and professional when representing the National Park Service.

Job hazards include exposure to poison ivy, copperheads, sun, extreme heat, wind, rain, uneven terrain, slippery surfaces, mud, biting insects, and ticks. Mules are large, powerful animals that add additional risk all duties.

Start Date - 2023-03-01

End Date - 2023-12-31

Activities include: Range/Livestock;Tour Guide/Interpretation

Difficulty_Level: Strenuous

Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available

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About National Park Service


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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.


The U.S. National Park Service,, 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.


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