Making a Difference - National Park Service Volunteers
Volunteers for the National Park Service make a difference in the lives of visitors. Imagine… walking through the doors of a huge building called the Little River Canyon Center, knowing only that the sign said there was a National Preserve nearby. You are greeted as soon as you walk through the door in a warm friendly manner by a volunteer in a uniform. Your questions are answered, you receive a map of the area and the most scenic areas are pointed out to you. You go into the large auditorium to watch a fantastic video with many gorgeous images of the preserve (video is courtesy of Jacksonville State University). After the video the volunteer tells you more about the park. Maybe you even took the time to browse through the Little River Canyon Center gift shop and purchased a memento of your trip. You leave with a better sense of what a national preserve is and a plan of what to see. You are armed with your map and desire to see some of the wondrous sites you saw in the video….Your life has just been touched by a volunteer.
If you volunteer with the National Park Service, you will see how you can make a difference in not only someone else's life but your own. Volunteering can help you meet people and become part of your community. It will boost your morale, and give you a sense of accomplishment. Volunteering is a great way to increase your skills.
"Don't sell yourself short, if you love working with the public and have a positive attitude; you have something to offer" says Jennie Phillips National Park Service Volunteer since 2008. Be that person that makes a difference in someone's life.
We would love to talk to you about volunteering for the National Park Service. If you are retired and want to share your skills; not working or working and have the time; or if you are in college and need some experience in a workplace, please contact us.