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VIP Under the Stars Opportunity

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Date: April 21, 2009
Contact: Michael Groomer, 915-532-7273 x124

Chamizal National Memorial launches new volunteer program-VIP Under the Stars-for this summer's Music Under the Stars summer concerts.

If you like the Chamizal, music, and people, then VIP Under the Stars is for you! Sign up to join our new Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) Under the Stars program. We are looking for community members who enjoy the Music Under the Stars concerts and would like to get more involved with their community.

When:

Mid-June to mid-August

Benefits:

The perks of being a VIP Under the Stars include learning about the Chamizal story, gaining the basics of being a park ranger; meeting great folks from around the community; giving back to your national park; AND VIP parking will be available for VIPs on the Sundays they volunteer Plus, if you volunteer for 10 or more hours, you will be invited to our annual VIP bash.

Requirements:

VIP Under the Stars commit to attending a three-hour training that will cover topics from communication/public speaking skills to the key historic events that lead to the creation of and eventually the resolution of the Chamizal dispute. We've scheduled the training for Wednesday, June 10 from 6:30-8:30 pm or Saturday, June 13 from 2:00-4:00 pm. You only have to attend one of the two trainings.

 

In addition to the fun and informative training, VIPs commit to volunteering at a minimum of two Music Under the Stars concerts. The time commitment for each concert is 6:00-9:00 pm.

How to sign up:

If you would like to be a VIP Under the Stars this summer, please email Chamizal National Memorial's VIP Coordinator at: cham_interpretation@nps.gov or call 915-532-7273 ext. 125.

 

See you under the stars this summer!

Did You Know?

Chalk Drawing

The Chamizal Convention of 1963 settled a 100-year long boundary dispute with Mexico. The Memorial is the only NPS site that commemorates the unique way the Chamizal Dispute was settled –through goodwill, diplomacy, mutual cooperation and cross-cultural understanding. More...