New River Gorge National River Seeks Caretaker for Camp Brookside

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Date: November 10, 2015
Contact: Angela Allison, 304-465-6508

New River Gorge National River is seeking a three month volunteer caretaker for Camp Brookside, an emerging education center.This residential volunteer position will be provided with housing free of charge in exchange for 32 hours of volunteer service per week. Volunteer tasks include light maintenance of Camp Brookside grounds in addition to assisting with operations of Sandstone Visitor Center. Camp Brookside's facilities include 7 cabins, wash house, mess hall and caretaker's residence. Provided housing is a historic two bedroom caretaker residence that comes fully furnished and includes WIFI, washer/ dryer and a dishwasher. The ideal candidate will have a favorable background investigation, excellent communication skills and some maintenance experience. This position requires working outdoors for long periods of time in addition to sedentary work, standing, lifting, and bending.

Camp Brookside is located on a 32 acre island just 5 miles from Hinton and minutes from I-64. Originally opened in 1947, Camp Brookside provided a summer respite to the children of Alloy'sElectro Metallurgical Company. This recently restored education center is primed to serve the needs of community organizations, local schools and institutes of higher education.If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for your local national park, contact Angela Allison, at e-mail us or call304-465-6508.  The NPS can benefit from your expertise and your service can help you gain job skills, fulfill service project hours, and learn more about the rich natural and cultural resources of southern West Virginia.   

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Last updated: November 12, 2015

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