Visitor Service Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: USDA Forest Service

Location: Cave Run Lake Office, Cumberland District, Daniel Boone National Forest

Time Range: We are seeking a volunteer to help us out on weekdays throughout the rest of the year, not mandatory to commit to entire season.

Schedule: Preferably 3-5 days (M-F) in 4-8 hour shifts (between 8AM-4:30)

Volunteers will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Answering visitor questions through use of reference materials, personal knowledge, staff referrals, basic internet searches, and other resources.
  • Providing visitors with approved handouts and resources, as needed and requested.
  • Maintaining adequate levels of brochures and handouts available to visitors.
  • Assisting with pass/map sales when necessary.
  • Notifying staff of Ranger Station visitors and other issues as they arise in the Visitor Center or with visitors themselves.
  • General office duties (filing, scanning, etc.)

Skills Required:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain a positive and professional attitude.
  • Ability to answer visitor questions and assist with visitor needs.
  • Ability to maintain respect and composure within stressful circumstances.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no direct supervision.
  • Ability to practice safety within the job.

Training: Volunteers will receive onboarding training and will shadow other frontliners before being expected to contribute fully during a scheduled shift.

Level of Physical Activity Required: Low - The work requires minimal physical effort. Tasks include standing, walking, reaching, bending, and occasional light carrying.

Housing: Potential for campground site pending availability. Contact for more information.

Start Date - 2024-07-01

End Date - 2024-12-31

Activities include: Visitor Information

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About USDA Forest Service

Location:

1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250, US

Mission Statement

The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Description

The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, spanning 193 million acres of land.

CAUSE AREAS

Emergency & Safety
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Emergency & Safety, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2375 KY 801 SouthMorehead, KY 40351

(38.12313,-83.52585)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Sunday;Saturday

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