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    Chiricahua

    National Monument Arizona

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  • Visitor Center Summer Hours in Effect Beginning May 1, 2014

    Summer hours are in effect for the visitor center from May 1 - October 12, 2014 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The hikers' shuttle will leave the visitor center at 9 am. For more information call 520-824-3560 0. More »

  • Entrance and Camping Fees Waived this Summer

    From June 1 through September 30, all entrance fees will be waived and federal lands passes will not be available for purchase at the park. More »

  • Mushroom Rock Trail Closed to Horses, Hikers Use Caution

    Mushroom Rock Trail is closed to horses due to hazardous conditions caused by recent flooding. Hikers use caution. Trail is washed out in place and may be difficult to follow.

Volunteer Opportunities

Visitor Services:
If you enjoy talking to people of all ages, then helping at the visitor center information desk or assisting with interpretation could be for you.

The Information Desk Assistant duties include greeting visitors, answering questions concerning the Memorial and surrounding area, selling bookstore items, stocking and arranging brochures and sales items, and maintaining and updating information files. You will operate a cash register and credit card machine, handle money, and welcome visitors to our site.

Good oral communication skills and the desire to interact with visitors are needed to be an Interpretive Assistant. You will participate in planning, researching, and presenting interpretive programs, designing bulletin boards and other visual materials, and/or leading cave tours.

The VIP Coordinator Assistant provides assistance training new volunteers, files monthly volunteer expense sheets and calendars, tracks volunteer hours, compiles annual statistics, orders volunteer supplies, and assists with the preparation and distribution of the volunteer newsletter.

Natural Resources:
If you enjoy working outdoors and want to learn more about the flora and fauna of the Memorial, there are many opportunities available. Help maintain remote cameras that photograph wildlife, identify and eradicate exotic weeds, survey for birds, bats, or agaves, and input data to various databases.

Maintenance:
If you have special skills in carpentry, mechanical repairs, or plumbing, you may be interested in assisting the maintenance staff. Other maintenance duties may include routine cleaning of park buildings and restrooms, emptying trash cans, picking-up litter, painting, trimming trees, performing minor construction and repairs, and doing trail work.

Administration:
If you have office experience and the ability to operate standard office equipment, you may be interested in volunteering in administration. Administrative duties may include filing, word processing, answering telephones, sorting mail, photocopying, maintaining office supplies, and updating manuals.

Application
If you are interested in volunteering at Chiricahua National Monument, please complete the application and mail it to:

Volunteer Coordinator
12856 E. Rhyolite Creek Rd.
Willcox, Az 85643

New Volunteers will receive an orientation to the monument. In addition, each volunteer will receive a volunteer uniform shirt, nametag, and other items necessary for the assigned duties.

For more information, contact the park volunteer coordinator at 520-824-3560ext. 0, or stop in at the visitor center if you are in the area.

Did You Know?

Manzanita berries

The bush with the pretty red bark is manzanita, which is Spanish for little apple. These small berries are an excellent food source for black bears, coati-mundi, and many birds at Chiricahua National Monument.