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Volunteer Visitor Center Host Program
Dinosaur National Monument recruits Volunteer Visitor Center Hosts each year. A few positions are available mid April through mid October at both the Canyon Visitor Center (Colorado) and the Quarry Area (Utah).
These positions volunteer a minimum of 32 hours per week and may be divided between couples or may be completed by an individual. A minimum three (3) month commitment is required. General information is below:
Visitor Center Hosts are a primary contact for visitors to the Quarry Area (Utah) or Canyon Area (Colorado) Visitor Centers. These positions are responsible for providing excellent customer service, specifically orientation and information to park visitors.
Both visitor centers are outlets for the Intermountain Natural History Association bookstore, the monument's educational partner. Hosts assist with bookstore sales including operating a cash register or computer-based point-of-sale system, receiving monies, making correct change, and occasionally completing documentation about sales.
Hosts assist staff in completing various projects in the visitor center and possibly throughout the park. Additional project opportunities may be available dependent upon candidates' interests and abilities. These positions have a tour of duty of 4 consecutive days. The 32 hour commitment may be served by an individual or split between couples.
You can apply for positions through www.volunteer.gov/gov. Search for us by park name. For further questions, please call (435) 781-7701.
Did You Know?
Whitewater rafting is a popular way to experience the remote canyon areas at Dinosaur National Monument. You can take a licensed commercial rafting trip or you can tackle the river on your own, provided you have a permit, the correct equipment and the necessary experience.