Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is Recruiting Volunteers
March 5, 2011
Jeremiah Hockett, (530) 242-3421
Is Whiskeytown one of your favorite places to spend your free time? Do you enjoy helping others, sharing knowledge, learning new things, and developing new friendships? Would you like a chance to serve your community, support your park, and have fun at the same time? If so, we are offering you an opportunity to join Whiskeytown’s dedicated team of “Volunteers-in-Parks.”
We are looking for friendly and dedicated volunteers to assist with staffing the visitor center, which is located at the intersection of Highway 299 and J.F. Kennedy Memorial Drive. Shifts are currently available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Training and uniforms are provided. Duties include greeting visitors and providing information about the area, as well as selling park passes and bookstore items. Volunteers should have the interest and ability to learn all about Whiskeytown and its resources, and be able pass this information accurately to park visitors. Volunteers should also have the ability to learn how to operate a cash register, credit card machine, and understand park procedures for selling park passes and bookstore items.
We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of four to five hours per week to the visitor center, although opportunities may exist to donate more time if you are interested. Visitor center volunteers are scheduled on a specific day of the week and shift time, which is consistent from week to week. Some flexibility is possible; however, reliability and punctuality is essential. Volunteers are selected based on their demonstrated ability and sincere interest in preserving and protecting Whiskeytown’s resources, and providing the highest level of service to park visitors.
If you would like more information about volunteering at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center, call the park Volunteer Manager at (530) 242-3421, or check the park website at www.nps.gov/whis. Applications may also be obtained at the Visitor Center, or by writing:
P.O. Box 188, Whiskeytown, CA 96095.