Lassen Volcanic National Park Values Its Volunteers
Contact: Nancy Bailey, 530-595-4444 ext. 5133
Lassen Volcanic National Park Values Its Volunteers Volunteers throughout the country will be honored during National Volunteer Week, April 15 to 21. “We would like to thank the many wonderful individuals and groups who contribute their time, energy, and talents to preserve the resources and assist the staff and visitors at Lassen Volcanic National Park,” said Superintendent Mary G. Martin.
The theme of National Volunteer Week this year is “Inspire by Example” and our volunteers are truly an inspiration for those who work and visit the park. Our volunteers are one of our most valuable resources and we are fortunate to have them here,” said Superintendent Martin.
Volunteers perform many different types of work and services at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Some stay in the area and others commute. Volunteers of all ages donate several or many hours throughout the year.
This winter, volunteers helped with cross-country ski patrols, search and rescue, visitor information, snowshoe walks, winter survival programs, maintenance work, wildlife and vegetation surveys, data entry, administrative history research, and many other projects. Summer volunteer opportunities include campground hosts, field and visitor center information providers, high school interpretive interns, natural resource surveyors, non-native plant specimen removers, groundskeepers, trail and maintenance workers, photographers, office helpers, and safety program assistants.
If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact the Park Volunteer Program Coordinator, Lassen Volcanic National Park, P.O. Box 100, Mineral, CA 96063, telephone (530) 595-4444 extension 5133, firstname.lastname@example.org, or check the volunteer website at www.volunteer.gov/gov. You can also learn more about Lassen Volcanic National Park when you visit our website at www.nps.gov/lavo.
Did You Know?
The 29 mile Main Park Road was constructed between 1925 and 1931, just 10 years after Lassen Peak erupted. Near Lassen Peak the road reaches 8512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountains. It is not unusual for 40 feet of snow to accumulate on the road near Lake Helen.