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Preventative Search and Rescue Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

This is a minimum 32-hours per week volunteer position. Housing is provided in the Chisos Basin employee housing area. The volunteer will be working with NPS employees under the law enforcement division.

During a normal duty day, volunteers will be asked to provide PSAR education to hikers along trails or at trailheads in the Chisos Basin. Volunteers may utilize park vehicles in order to facilitate their movement throughout the park. They may also operate a park radio, and report emergency incidents as they occur in their area of responsibility.

Volunteers who work outside must be identifiable to the public. Uniform consists of tan or brown pants/shorts and a khaki work shirt with VIP patch sewn on the left-hand sleeve. Volunteers may obtain volunteer work shirts and hats at the volunteer cache.

Start Date - 2023-05-01

End Date - 2023-07-31

Activities include: Other;Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Strenuous

Hosts Housing Amenities: Other

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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.


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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