• Montezuma Peak

    Coronado

    National Memorial Arizona

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.

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.

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 Coronado National Memorial, please complete the application and mail it to:

Volunteer Coordinator
4101 E. Montezuma Canyon Rd.
Hereford, Az 85615

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?

Montezuma Canyon in the snow, Coronado National Memorial

Coronado was searching for the ‘Seven Cities of Cibola’ when he began is expedition in 1540. What does Cibola mean? It is most likely a Spanish corruption of (She Wo No)- Land of the Zuni.