Lands End Interpretive Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

About Lands End


At every turn of the trail on this wild and rocky northwestern corner of San Francisco, there is another stunning view. Along the way you’ll see hillsides of cypress and wildflowers, views of old shipwrecks, access to the epic ruins of Sutro Baths in the Sutro Historic District, pocket beaches, and the Lookout Visitor Center. You can thank community volunteers who have helped revitalize and restore the native habitat here!


Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the historic Sutro Baths district was once a lavish 25,000-person swimming facility and museum built in the 19th century by former San Francisco mayor Adolph Sutro. The facility’s six saltwater swimming tanks (ingeniously flushed by the tides), 517 private dressing rooms, restaurants, and arcades were enclosed by 100,000 square feet of glass.


Lands End Interpretation Volunteers will


  • Staff the Lands End Lookout Visitor Center and provide efficient, accurate, courteous, and helpful information to the public, in order to help encourage and guide their experiences.
  • Rove the Sutro Baths district, Ocean Beach and other Lands Ends trails to provide an "NPS Volunteer presence" to the space, while also providing park visitors you come across with information on the cultural and natural history of the resource. (Ideally at least once per shift)
  • Support Park Rangers in general site operations (staffing the desk, cleaning exhibits and displays, stocking publications, etc.).
  • Uncover stories and interpret the stories of the cultural and natural history related to the park.
  • Conduct research of park resources and learn about 21st Century interpretive skills and techniques (Audience Centered Experiences).
  • Use interpretive techniques to help visitors find emotional and intellectual connections to park resources.
  • Help visitors understand;
    • the larger National Park Service mission.
    • the relationships between us and our partnering organizations here at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Presidio Trust & Golden Gate Parks Conservancy).
  • Assist with special events and special projects.
  • Record the number of visitor contacts you have on a shift accurately and effectively.
  • Attend trainings (in person/virtual) and speaker lectures to stay up to date on park resources and interpretive techniques. 

Start Date - 2024-08-05

End Date - 2025-08-05

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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

680 Point Lobos AveSan Francisco, CA 94121

(37.77972,-122.51159)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

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