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.
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.
Volunteers work as part of a team along side park staff upholding the high standards of the National Park Service. Candidates should want to learn more about the history of the sites. Information given out must be accurate and clear. The park will train and assist you.
For more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact the park volunteer coordinator at 845-229-7770 or by email.