Job Title: Interpretive Rover
Location: Park Trails
Project Duration: Ongoing
Hours Per Week: Flexible, Sun-Sat
Hours Per Month: Flexible
Description of Duties: Volunteers rove the park trails providing information to visitors about park resources and recreational opportunities. They provide an important park presence on the trails, assisting visitors who often have diverse questions about the wildlife, plants, etc. A variety of animal and plant props and books are available to share with visitors while on the trail. Volunteers will also carry a park radio to communicate with dispatch if an emergency or unusual situation arises.
Benefits: Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world while exploring a variety of park settings. Volunteers will receive training in National Park Service mission, habitats, plants and animals and are encouraged to attend sessions during a week-long park training held every December. A uniform will be provided.
Goal/Outcome of Position: To provide assistance and park information to a greater number of park visitors, thereby enhancing visitor understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of park resources. To assist park staff in protecting park resources.
Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired: Enjoy working with the public. Have knowledge of or willingness to learn about park natural and cultural resources. Have ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages. Be able to remain calm and courteous during occasional hectic and emergency situations.
Did You Know?
Of the 27 species of snakes in Everglades National Park, only four are venomous – the cottonmouth, the diamondback rattlesnake, the dusky pygmy rattlesnake, and the coral snake. The snake to the left is the non-venomous, endangered Indigo Snake.