Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is Recruiting Volunteers

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Is Whiskeytown one of your favorite places to spend your free time? Do you enjoy helping others, sharing knowledge, learning new things, and developing new friendships? Would you like a chance to serve your community, support your park, and have fun at the same time? If so, we are offering you an opportunity to join Whiskeytown’s dedicated team of “Volunteers-in-Parks.”

We are looking for friendly and dedicated volunteers to assist with staffing the visitor center, which is located at the intersection of Highway 299 and J.F. Kennedy Memorial Drive. Four positions are currently available: one on Saturday mornings, one on Saturday afternoons, one on Tuesday mornings, and one on Friday afternoons. Training and uniforms are provided. Duties include selling park passes and park store items. Volunteers should have the interest and ability to learn all about Whiskeytown and its resources and how to operate a computerized cash register and inventory system. Applicants may be required to pass a federal background investigation.

We ask volunteers to commit to a minimum of three hours per week to the visitor center, although opportunities may exist to donate more time if you are interested. Visitor center volunteers are scheduled on a specific day of the week and shift time, which is consistent from week to week. Some flexibility is possible; however, reliability and punctuality is essential. Volunteers are selected based on their demonstrated ability and sincere interest in preserving and protecting Whiskeytown’s resources, and providing the highest level of service to park visitors.

If you would like more information about volunteering at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center, call the park Fee Program Manager, Tricia Ford, at (530) 242-3412.

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