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Summer Volunteer Opportunities at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Date: April 6, 2011
Contact: Park Volunteer Program Coordinator, 530-595-6133

 

Summer Volunteer Opportunities at Lassen Volcanic National Park

 

Outdoor adventure awaits you this summer! The park currently has opportunities for campground hosts, visitor center assistants, and interpretive interns. "Volunteers can enjoy the park's cool summer temperatures, miles of hiking trails, mountain lakes, and volcanic landscapes while assisting park staff and visitors," said Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz.

 

Campground hosts walk the campgrounds, answer visitor questions, distribute information, check regulation compliance, check in campers with campsite reservations, keep statistics, and assist with fee collection. Positions are available at the Summit Lake and Butte Lake Campgrounds. Commitments vary from two to four months, May through September. Applicants should have a self-contained recreation vehicle. A campsite with generator, water, and sewer is provided.

 

Visitor Center Assistants help at the information desk and bookstore May through October in the park's beautiful new Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. A RV site with full hookups is provided in Mineral.

 

Students who are high school juniors or older can assist with interpretation projects through the Interpretive Intern program.       Interns attend one week of training and then work 80 or more hours during the summer while camping at Manzanita Lake.

 

Volunteers throughout the country will be honored during National Volunteer Week, April 10 to 16. "Lassen Volcanic National Park values its volunteers. We would like to thank the many wonderful individuals and groups who contribute their time, energy, and talents to preserve the park and assist the staff and visitors. Our volunteers are one of our most valuable resources and we are fortunate to have them here," stated Superintendent Koontz.

 

For more information about volunteering, contact the Park Volunteer Program Coordinator at (530) 595-6133. Applications are on the www.volunteer.gov/gov website. Park information is available at www.nps.gov/lavo or by calling (530) 595-4480.

 

 

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Did You Know?

View of devastated area from Main Park Road.

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.