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Volunteers Needed in Support of Visitor Services Operation 2022

Updated: Dec 13, 2022

Valles Caldera released an announcement on Volunteer.gov for adding to their volunteer ranks supporting visitor services operations. Duties include handling bookstore sales in the Valle Grande Bookstore operated by Los Amigos de Valles Caldera. Volunteers are part of the National Park Service Volunteers in Parks (VIPS) program and require a background/reference check.


DESCRIPTION Visitor services volunteers at Valles Caldera National Preserve support the interpretation team by greeting park visitors at our visitor facilities, providing orientation and safety information, and assisting with bookstore sales. DUTIES

  • Welcome visitors to Valles Caldera National Preserve

  • Share knowledge of the park’s primary resources, recreation opportunities, rules, and regulations

  • Answer any visitor questions in-person and via phone or email

  • Handle bookstore sales through a cashless payment system

  • Clean and restock the visitor facilities

  • Assist with providing interpretation and education programs

  • Communicate with supervisor about scheduling

  • Maintain visitation statistics

SKILLS

  • Conservation Education

  • General Assistance

  • Office/Clerical

  • Public Speaking

  • Visitor Information

  • Working with People

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment is at a front desk within park visitor facilities.

  • Water is limited at the park and restroom facilities are basic.

  • There are breakrooms available at both locations with microwave and refrigerator.

JOB HAZARDS

  • General housekeeping

  • Slip, trip, and fall hazards

BACKGROUND/REFERENCE CHECK REQUIRED

  • Yes




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