We are looking for Citizen Scientist Volunteers to assist Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS this summer in the study of mercury in dragonfly larvae. Dragonfly larvae are currently being sampled for mercury levels in many national parks. Mercury is a toxic pollutant that can harm human and wildlife health, threatening the natural resources the NPS is charged with protecting.
For more information please contact Susanne Norris at 845-229-6873 or by email.
Looking For Volunteers For Val-Kill Exhibit
The National Park Service is recruiting for volunteers to work in the Stone Cottage at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. The exhibits, focus on Eleanor Roosevelt's early political life and her associations with politically active women in the 1920's and 1930's, as well as Val-Kill Industries and her life at Val-Kill during FDR's lifetime. Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors to the Stone Cottage and be available to answer questions as visitors enjoy the self-guided exhibits. The park is looking for people who are willing to commit at least 4 hours a day each week. Specify Val-Kill Exhibit on your application. If you have questions please call Franceska Macsali-Urbin at 845-229-6214.
VIP Application - Please download and mail (not email) to:
4097 Albany Post Rd
Hyde Park NY 12538
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site
Have you ever wanted to work at a National Park assisting visitors? Does early 20th century history fascinate you? Do you like leading tours and giving public presentations?
If any of the above intrigues you, consider becoming a volunteer. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites including:
· Assisting the interpretive staff conducting tours in the FDR home, Val-Kill, or Vanderbilt Mansion, and on the grounds.
· Assisting the interpretive staff at the visitor center information desks answering questions, and providing information about the park and surrounding area.
· Assisting the interpretive staff in "backing up" large tour and school groups.
· If you enjoy working outdoors, and are interested in gardening, there are opportunities available to volunteer with the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association or the Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association.