Park Seeks VIPs
Are you a VIP? Once again, it is time to find out. Each year Sitka receives visitors from around the world eager to experience all we have to offer. Rangers at Sitka National Historical Park are looking for volunteers to help greet these visitors at the park visitor center and at the historic Russian Bishop’s House as part of the National Park Service’s “Volunteers In Parks” program. This program has enabled more than 120,000 volunteers each year to donate over 4 million hours of service in National Parks. Volunteer duties may include staffing information desks, answering visitor questions, answering phones, roving park trails to assist visitors, presenting interpretive walks or talks, and helping with sales at the Alaska Natural History Association Bookstore. This is a great opportunity to share the wonders of Sitka with visitors from around the world, while working with a group of energetic and motivated people. An initial orientation period followed by a minimum time commitment of four hours per week is required. Volunteers will be required to wear an official National Park Service volunteer uniform. Interested persons can contact Clarence Wadkins at (907) 747-0121.
Did You Know?
Alaska’s Governor John Brady asked leaders from several southeast Alaska villages to donate totem poles for public exhibitions outside of Alaska, and eventually, for display at Sitka’s popular public park. More than a dozen Tlingit and Haida poles were placed along the park’s trail in 1906. More...