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.
If you enjoy teaching young students, assisting with the spring Environmental Education program is for you. The fourth-grade curriculum includes themes related to Coronado's Expedition and the natural resources significant to the area. This popular hands-on program takes place Fridays from March through May. During the 2.5-hour session, students visit activity stations to learn about the Spanish encounter with the Zuni tribe and the native foods and fibers they depended on. As an Environmental Education Interpretive Assistant, you help set up the stations and teach students about the subjects of each station.
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.
New Volunteers will receive an orientation to the Memorial. 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 520-366-5515 ext. 2310, or stop in at the visitor center if you are in the area.
Did You Know?
Coronado National Memorial is home to the rare barking frog. Its presence was first confirmed here in 1993. The barking frog hibernates for almost the entire year, except for a few weeks in summer after the first heavy rains. Then, the males can be heard calling from limestone crevices for mates.