Park Maintenance Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Colonial National Historical Park is looking for motivated individuals to join our team of maintenance and facilities volunteers! Positions available at both Yorktown and Jamestown.

Major Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs simple and routine maintenance and repair of grounds, exterior structures, buildings, equipment, and related utilities.
  • Assists higher graded maintenance workers or tradesmen in the performance of their work.
  • Performs minor carpentry repairs using simple measures and hand tools on such tasks as replacing broken planks on picnic tables; broken windows using precut stock; minor adjustments or replaces hinges, latches and catches.
  • Performs minor painting using brush and roller according to specific instructions on projects where appearances are not critical such as staining picnic tables and trash barrels.
  • Operates a light truck to pick up supplies and to transport materials to and from work sites while assisting on project work.
  • Driving government passenger or 4x4 vehicles.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired:

  • Professionalism
  • Enjoys working with park staff and other volunteers
  • Willingness to complete tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision and as part of a team for extended periods of time.
  • Knowledge of simple and common trade practices.
  • Ability to use simple hand tools such as hammer, saw, brush and roller, screwdriver, wrench, electric drill/saw and other power tools in a safe and acceptable manner.
  • Ability to safely use riding mower, weed eater, tractor, etc.
  • Ability to operate light vehicles and equipment such as pick-up truck.

Special Requirements : (ex. required training or certifications)

  • Volunteer will be required to work outdoors in various weather climates.
  • Must be able perform moderate physical activities with no challenges. Duties require sitting, standing, or walking for extended periods of time. Some duties may also require strenuous physical activity such as lifting, and carrying heavy items over rugged, precipitous, and sometimes unstable terrain.
  • Must be able to feel comfortable using riding power, weed eater, tractor, hammer, saw, brush and roller, screwdriver, wrench, electric drill/saw and other hand/power tools.

Start Date - 2024-01-01

End Date - 2024-12-31

Activities include: Construction/Maintenance;General Assistance;Historical Preservation

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