Volunteer Position Descriptions

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Park Ambassador
Park Ambassador positions require a commitment of two to six months of volunteer service providing interpretive and educational services to park visitors at our visitor centers, day use areas, and while roving trails.

Canyon Rim



Adopt-A-Stream positions require a commitment to visit adopted stream area four times/year to pick up and remove litter and trash from stream/river banks and riparian zone. See the Adopt-a-Stream position description for more information.


Adopt-A-Trail volunteers care for sections of trails throughout the park. Each volunteer "adopts" a trail that he or she will help maintain. See the Adopt-A-Trail position description for more information.

Information Assistant

Information Assistants provide orientation, information, and interpretation to visitors on a one-to-one or group basis that will facilitate a safe and informed visit. See the Information Assistant position description for more information.

Oral History Interviewer

Oral History Interviewers contact park neighbors to set up oral history interviews and conducts interviews following the park Oral History Standard Operating Procedures. See the Oral History Interviewer position description for more information.

River Patrol

River Patrol volunteers assist the river patrol rangers with river operations within New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Gauley River National Recreation Area, and the Bluestone National Scenic River. see the River Patrol position description for more information.

Education Program Presenter

Education Program Presenters serve as members of the park's education program helping with developing, coordinating, and presenting pre-, on-, and post-site educational activities related to park themes. See the Education Program presenter position description for more information.

Natural Resource Management Intern

Natural Resource Management Interns perform various technical and non-technical tasks in natural resource management including monitoring and data collection, recording of data collected, and supporting the Long Term Ecological Monitoring System project. See the Natural Resource Management Intern position description for more information.

Cultural Resource Management Assistant

Cultural Resource Management Assistants work out of the Glen Jean office performing a variety of duties including organizing of cultural records, maps, reports, and files, cataloging museum artifacts, and conducting archeological site reconnaissance. See the Cultural Resource Management Assistant position description for more information.

LTEMS (Long Term Ecological Monitoring System)

Each year the National Park Service monitors the health of the New River, through LTEMS (Long Term Ecological Monitoring System). Volunteers are needed each summer to assist National Park Service staff with this important project. LTEMS work normally takes place for two weeks in August. See the LTEMS position description for more information.

Last updated: January 29, 2021

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street
Glen Jean, WV 25846



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