As an interpreter, you would assist in presenting interpretive programs, which help visitors discover and understand the natural surroundings or the state’s historic past. The greatest need for interpreters is during the spring and summer season. Volunteers in this capacity will undergo training from staff.
As a park/site aide, you would assist full-time staff in the daily operations of a facility during the summer and other high-use periods. Work may include providing information to the public, cleaning rest rooms, mowing grass and collecting litter.
Trail workers assist park personnel in all aspects of trail construction and maintenance. This can be done individually or in small groups. Work may be done year-round, but springtime is the best season.
Maintenance workers assist full-time staff in a wide range of both heavy and light weight park maintenance activities. Duties include but are not limited to: installation and maintenance of water and sewer lines; semi-skilled electrical; repairs to machinery, internal combustion engines and HVAC systems; cleaning pit latrines, restrooms, shower houses and picnic areas; operating riding mowers and chain saws; and repair of buildings, equipment and other facilities. Other duties include greeting park visitors and informing them of the park facilities' rules and regulations.
Natural Resource Aide
Natural Resource Aides provide assistance to full-time staff in the following areas: ecosystem restoration and preservation; endangered and exotic species control; natural area management; scientific research to monitor ecosystem quality; and assist with prescribed burns and wildlife suppression.
Master Gardeners can meet as often as once a week mainly in the spring, summer and fall seasons planting, weeding, watering and various other projects. Occasionally may also want to volunteer for special events.