Volunteer Hosting Program

Contact: Glen Stubbolo
89 Kings Hwy., Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 739-9193
Fax: (302) 739-3817
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Living History Host

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Bring history to life! Assist a living history program as a tour guide or costumed character at a WWII gun battery or historic turn-of-the-century lifesaving station.

Locations:

Killens Pond State Park
Delaware Seashore State Park

Responsibilities:

  • Greet program participants.
  • Distribute safety equipment.
  • Load and unload kayaks, paddles and safety equipment from trailer.
  • Assist program leader in instruction of proper kayak technique.
  • Assist with 2-3 hour kayak tour. Act as sweeper: make certain all participants are together, provide assistance to participants, escort participants with problems to shore.
  • Load equipment for transportation.
  • Inspect, clean and store equipment. Report any damage or safety issues.
  • Answer questions and provide information about other park programs.
  • May assist Trip Leader with other interpretive programs.
  • Assist with special events.
  • Make and report observations and suggestions.
  • Other duties as assigned and agreed upon.

Benefits:

  • Park and Division Recognition Program
  • Training Opportunities
  • Admission to Park
  • Park and staff events
  • Special events

Required Skills:

  • Physically able to perform duties- 2-3 hour kayak trip and render assistance to participants.
  • Able to lift 60 pounds from ground to overhead.
  • Able to withstand climatic conditions - heat and wet.
  • Able to learn and demonstrate proper kayaking technique. Prefer experience of kayaking or canoeing.
  • Presents program as instructed by Park Interpreter, Educator or Nature Center Manager.
  • Pleasant and personable. Relates well with people.
  • Independent and responsible. Able to work in multiple assignment environment.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Able to communicate methods, rules and information effectively with a diverse public.
  • Able to speak publicly in front of groups.
  • Desire to help provide environmental education and interpretive opportunities.
  • Performs duties in compliance with Division and Park Customer Service Guidelines and Safety Guidelines.

Time requirements:

24 hours per week (or as scheduled), flexible schedule.

Supervision:

Direct supervision by Park Administrator, Superintendent, Assistant or Manager


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