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Opportunity Details

Weekend Nature Center Host (BHVC)

Location:

Black Hill Regional Park Visitor Center
20926 Lake Ridge Dr.
Boyds, MD 20841

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Do you enjoy working with people in a friendly and sometimes busy environment? Our Volunteer Hosts are stationed in the Black Hill Visitor Center lobby on weekends, where they welcome and answer questions from the public, check people in for nature programs, assist Nature Center Staff, and answer telephone calls. They may occasionally help with office work, computer work, program preparation, and exhibits.

We are looking for volunteer hosts that are people-oriented, enjoy sharing the joys of nature and would be great representatives for Black Hill Nature Programs and Montgomery Parks!

This is a long-term volunteer opportunity and we are looking for someone who can help out for at least 3 months on a regular basis.

Website: www.blackhillnature.org

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 18

Job type: Long-term (6 months+)

Volunteer type:  Adult, Senior (55+)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Greet visitors.
2. Check people in for programs.
3. Learn about the program offerings, resources and interpretation.
4. Answer visitor and telephone inquiries or direct to appropriate staff.
5. Take messages if necessary.
6. Occasionally help with office administrative work, computer work, and program/exhibit preparation.
7. Water plants and outdoor gardens.
8. Assist with picking up outdoor playspaces during shift.
9. Assist staff in emergency situations.

HOURS:
Volunteers generally work a three to five hour shift afternoons between 11 and five(winter) or six (summer) pm., weekends only. This position is year-round.

Training is provided.

Black Hill Nature Programs

Katrina Fauss

301-528-3482


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