Visitor Center Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Volunteer will provide orientation, wayfinding, information, safety messages, park regulations, and informal interpretation at the Visitor Center front desk. Assateague Island National Seashore Visitor Centers are extremely busy from May through September.

Assateague Island National Seashore operates two visitor centers, the Assateague Island Visitor Center in the Maryland District and the Toms Cove Visitor Center in the Virginia. Volunteer staff provide customer service to enhance park visitor’s experience while visiting Assateague Island. Volunteers will receive training and have the opportunity to learn the basics of barrier island ecology and marine biology. Volunteers will work with Interpretation Park Ranger staff to provide and maintain a high level of service to the visiting public.

Volunteers will spend approximately two to four hours standing at the information desk. Park store sales, answering telephone calls, assisting visitors and answering repetitive questions are part of a routine shift. The visitor center is an air conditioned facility. An anti-fatigue floormat is provided.

Knowledge, skills and experience desired:

-background in customer/public service

-public speaking skills

-ability to work and deal harmoniously with coworkers and park visitors

Volunteer must commit to a one day a week work schedule throughout the busy summer visitation. Housing is not available. Uniform shirt, hat and nametag is provided.

Volunteer will assist NPS staff, providing an invaluable service to the Interpretation and Education Division and the National Park Service.

Start Date - 2023-05-14

End Date - 2023-12-31

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

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available

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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

7206 National Seashore LaneBerlin, MD 21811

(38.24931,-75.15568)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Sunday;Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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