Visitor Center Services - Local Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Program Overview: Though summertime in Florida is often given a bad rap, there are so many unique features that our winter visitors miss out on! Join us for a Florida Summer Adventure and experience a Florida that you've never seen before! Visitors from all over the world travel to Big Cypress National Preserve to see if they can catch a glimpse of an endangered Florida Panther, spot a flock of roseate spoonbills, and watch alligators in the wild. They walk along our boardwalks, viewing animals unlike anything they've seen before, and immerse themselves in the wonder of cypress domes. They come to canoe the water ways, hike in the back country, take an off-road vehicle ride, seek stunning vistas, and stop at the visitor centers to learn more about the swamp, pinelands, prairies, and cypress domes, history, and the many uses of the Preserve’s 729,000 acres.


Volunteers will be issued uniform shirts, a jacket, and a hat but must supply their own neutral-colored pants, socks, and closed-toed shoes. HOUSING/RV PAD IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION


Major Duties:

Ø Provide information to visitors in the visitor's centers, and on boardwalks

Ø Give trip-planning advice, and act as an overall guide for the visitor's trip

Ø Volunteers should expect to spend more time in the visitor center than out in the field.

Ø Maintain consistent communication with volunteer supervisor. Reports vandalism and safety hazards, as well as repairs needed to facilities.

Ø Potentially assist in performing bookstore operations (stocking shelves, ringing out customers, etc.)

Ø Other duties as necessary (with training)


Local Volunteer Qualifications:

Local volunteers are NEEDED to help us succeed! If you are a local volunteer (Naples/Miami) and do not require an RV pad/housing, we ask that you are able to commit to a regular weekly and/or bi-weekly schedule. This would mean committing to the same day each week/every other week.

Start Date - 2024-07-01

End Date - 2025-07-01

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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.

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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

33100 Tamiami Trail EastOchopee, FL 34141

(25.90061,-81.32225)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

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

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