Volunteering in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area here in Stanley offers a great opportunity for a person or a couple seeking a valuable learning experience in a unique and spectacular setting. The Sawtooth NRA encompasses 756,000 acres in the "Heart of Idaho" where rugged peaks, alpine lakes, free running streams and breath-taking scenery abound. This stunning landscape inspires quiet introspection and observation as well as offering unlimited opportunities for hiking, fishing, mountain biking, camping, boating and many other recreational activities.
The Stanley Museum located on 2.5 acres of U.S. Forest Service land is the original Stanley Ranger Station at the mouth of Valley Creek along the Salmon River between Stanley and Lower Stanley on Highway 75 in the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The Stanley Museum operates essentially from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 11 am to 5pm. The Museum is a free of charge interpretive and educational museum with historic displays and artifacts depicting the rugged place and the rugged people that settled in the Sawtooth-Salmon River Country starting with the trappers and then the miners and then the ranching community. The Museum includes the main Ranger Station, the Ice House and Toolshed as well as outdoor displays.
The volunteer postion of Museum Attendant or Docent includes many different responsibilites and or duties. The Attendant could be a couple or an individual. The position includes a choice of a small appartment as housing on site or the availability of Recreational Vehicle hook up at the USFS compound 4 miles away.
The Volunteer would be a greeter, a tour guide, a museum store sales person, and would be involved with grounds and general maintenance. Skills and abilites would dictate other activities.
For a even closer look at the Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association and the Stanley Museum please visit our Website at:
To apply for a position with the Association, please contact Sarah Cawley, Executive Director, at email@example.com
- Environmental Science
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 21
- 5 days/week from May 28-September 4, 2018.
- Willing to work some evenings; passion for local history; creative