Apply Online for the 2014 High Use Season Multi-Day River Permit Lottery
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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?
Dinosaur National Monument is as famous for its dramatic canyon scenery as it is for its dinosaur fossils.