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Contact: Laura Gofirth, 707 465-7393
CRESCENT CITY, Calif. – Redwood National and State Parks is seeking enthusiastic new volunteers-in-parks (VIPs) who will bring their talents and passions to the parks to improve visitor experience and park safety. We are seeking local individuals who can commit to volunteering four hours per week staffing park visitor centers and hiking on park trails.
Redwood National and State Parks will host two VIP Orientations to introduce prospective new volunteers to the visitor centers and trails and to answer questions. The VIP Orientations will take place on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two different park visitor centers. Prospective volunteers located at the southern end of the parks will meet at the Thomas Kuchel Visitor Center, one mile south of Orick off Highway 101. Prospective volunteers who live at the northern end of the parks will meet at the Hiouchi Information Center, one mile west of Hiouchi off Highway 199.
After a brief discussion of volunteer duties at the visitor centers, we will be hiking an easy trail to observe the other half of volunteering. Those interested should wear sturdy footwear, dress in layers, and bring water/food.
An additional day of volunteer training will be offered to those who decide to become Redwood National and State Park VIPs.
Redwood National and State Parks is a World Heritage site protecting more than 38,000 acres of old-growth redwood forest and 40 miles of Pacific coastline. The parks offer four developed campgrounds and 170 miles worth of world-class hiking trails. Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world make these parks their vacation destination. Offering orientation, information, and interpretation to these visitors can be a very rewarding experience.