Eisenhower Site Seeks High School Volunteers

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Date: May 1, 2014
Contact: Carol Hegeman, 717-338-9114 Ext. 4411

The Eisenhower National Historic Site is seeking students interested in volunteering with the site's Junior Secret Service Program. The students will serve as the Agent-in-Charge to assist children ages 7-12 and their families in completing the site's Junior Secret Service Program.

Responsibilities include, assisting families engaged in the Junior Secret Service program by providing an explanation of activities, pointing out where activity stations are located, answering questions, replying to Junior Secret Service radio calls, and issuing aspiring agents their Junior Secret Service badges and certificates. Agents-in-Charge will also be required to have a basic understanding of how the Eisenhower National Historic Site operates to assist staff when there are no children actively participating in the Junior Secret Service program. This is a summertime volunteer position for students ages 14 to 18. Students should enjoy working with children, meeting new people and have an interest in history.

The site will host a training day in June for the student volunteers that will last from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. During the course of the day, the volunteer will become familiar with the history of the United States Secret Service and learn basic Eisenhower history. An in-depth site tour will be provided as well as time to complete all the Junior Secret Service activities in the Junior Secret Service Agent training manual. Student volunteers will be required to attend one of the training days, either Friday, June 13 or Saturday, June 14.

Student volunteers will receive a volunteer shirt and name tag to wear with their personal khaki pants or skirts and closed toed shoes. Volunteer shifts will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Volunteers will be given half an hour for a lunch break. Volunteers should plan to be scheduled for a minimum of one shift a week with additional shifts when available. Adjustments will be made for family vacation weeks. Eisenhower interpretive staff will always be nearby if students have problems or questions.

Parents are welcome to drive to the site to drop off their students or if the student already drives, they may park on site in the employee parking lot. For Gettysburg residents, transportation via Freedom Transit and the Eisenhower shuttle bus can be arranged, if needed.  This program will run from June 14 through August 17. Volunteer shifts on the weekends through October maybe added if staffing permits.

For more information, please call Richard Lemmers at 717-338-9114, ext. 4413 or e-mail e-mail us

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