Volunteer Opportunity

Senior Volunteer Couple *Free premium USFS trailer hookup and campsite*

Posted by
The Great Basin Institute | South Lake Tahoe, CA
Apply

The Great Basin Institute


New
|
Published 1 month ago

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

November 3, 2019

Times of Day

Weekends

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Join Great Basin Institute and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit to support public outreach at Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe. Learn valuable natural history skills and support visitor center operations. This is an excellent opportunity to learn both retail and public outreach aspects of visitor services on public lands.

The Taylor Creek Visitor Center (TCVC) serves as the primary visitor center for the 154,000 acres of National Forest Lands surrounding Lake Tahoe. The site staff offer the following services: recreational opportunity information, wilderness permits, and interpretive programs from walks to amphitheater programs for the general public, children, and special groups on subjects related to the natural history of Lake Tahoe. Over 150,000 people entered the Visitor Center during the 2019 operating season, with approximately 650,000 visitors on site annually. Taylor Creek is located just outside the city limits of South Lake Tahoe, CA and operated within Public Services at the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) of the Forest Service (FS). The USDA Forest Service is dedicated to ‘Caring for the land and serving the people.’

Volunteer Position Description and Duties:

·      Provide information to the public, lead interpretive programs and deliver conservation education messaging;

·      Respond to visitors on the phone and in writing;

·      Support the store operations, including purchasing, receiving, tracking of inventory, cash draw management, and maintaining sufficient store merchandise; 

·      Support work weekend, holiday and evening shifts.

·      Minor site maintenance – daily restroom cleaning and trash pickup, trail sweeping and raking

Qualifications:

·      Recreation, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Environmental Sciences, Customer Service, Education, and related fields are encouraged to apply.

·      Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision

·      Strong customer service skills

·      Willingness to work on variable projects under a variety of conditions, including working outdoors.

·      Interest in outdoor recreation and natural history is desirable, specific training will be provided as part of the position.

·      Applicant must be comfortable with public speaking and working outdoors.

Compensation and Benefits:

·      This position is compensated with a free trailer hook-up at a premium F.S. campsite


Timeline: 23-week positon starting on June 15th and extending through November 3rd. Opportunity to start in May if candidates are available.

·       Priority will be given to applicants who can fill the entire operating season, 6/3/2019 to 11/8/2019.

·       Priority will be given to applicants who apply as a couple. Each person will be required to serve 56 hours in a two week period (3 days one week, 4 days second week) If there is only one person in the site, the applicant will be required to serve 40 hours per week.

·       If no qualified applicant can fill this entire time, consideration will be given to two couples who, together, can fill the time. In the application email or on your resume/cover letter prominently include what dates you will be available. Please provide as much information as possible about your background, previous employment and/or relevant academic work on your resume.

Location:

·      Taylor Creek Visitor Center, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Join Great Basin Institute and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit to support public outreach at Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe. Learn valuable natural history skills and support visitor center operations. This is an…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Groups Welcome

Location

Taylor Creek Visitor Center

South Lake Tahoe, CA
Apply