Point Reyes National Seashore Recruiting for Visitor Service Volunteers for the Summer of 2010
Contact: Doug Hee, 415-464-5145
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently recruiting and accepting applications for Visitor Service Volunteers for the summer of 2010. Visitor Service Volunteers help strengthen the connection with and foster stewardship of Point Reyes National Seashore among park visitors by staffing the park's visitor centers and roving along park trails and beaches. Volunteers address visitor needs and facilitate positive visitor experiences by orienting, providing information, and educating visitors about the natural, cultural and historical features of the park.
Benefits to the volunteers include working in a beautiful park setting; experiencing and learning about Point Reyes National Seashore; receiving training from park managers about the park's resources; gaining the opportunity to certify in CPR and first aid; and deriving satisfaction in serving and educating a variety of park visitors while helping to protect sensitive cultural and natural resources of national significance.
Essential qualities of Visitor Service Volunteers include: interest and desire to serve others; very good listening and oral communication skills; and abilities to interact with a variety of people, to handle stressful situations, and to work as part of a team and independently. Time commitment is a minimum of 4 hours per week or 16 hours per month from April through September.
For more information or to receive an application, please contact Doug Hee at (415) 464-5145 or by email.
Point Reyes National Seashore is located one hour north of San Francisco on the Marin coast and encompasses over 71,000 acres, including 32,000 acres of wilderness area. Over 2.5 million people visit the park annually. Estuaries, windswept beaches, coastal grasslands, salt marshes, and coniferous forests create a haven of 80 miles of unspoiled and undeveloped coastline. Abundant recreational opportunities include 147 miles of hiking trails, backcountry campgrounds, and numerous beaches.
Please visit our Volunteer: Visitor Services page for more information.
Did You Know?
In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...