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:

Cape Henlopen State Park
Delaware Seashore State Park

Responsibilities:

  • Greet program participants. Provide direction and answer questions of program participants.
  • Conduct initial orientation for visitors.
  • Interact with program participants, answering questions, assisting with activities, and ensuring participation opportunity for all attendees.
  • Help gather materials and assist in set up for assigned program. Assist in cleanup from assigned program.
  • Cleaning/repair of interpretive areas and materials: sweeping, dusting, polishing period and reproduction interpretive rooms, equipment, furniture and gear.
  • Dress in provided period costume as a background character, helping recreate mood of period
  • Costumed interpretation in interpretation stations: as assistant or lead character, for station demonstration and visitor participation.
  • Research, develop and create character for interpretation station
  • Assist with supervision of other volunteer interpreters.
  • Assist Nature Center Manager with operation Nature Center
  • Assist Nature Center Manager with presentation of general environmental, cultural or historical programs.
  • Lead nature/trail walk.
  • Report suggestions and observations.
  • Assist with Special Events.
  • Maintain tracking of program participants. May complete program report
  • Other duties as determined by interest and skill.

Benefits:

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

Required Skills:

  • Able to communicate effectively with a diverse public and speak publicly in front of groups or audiences.
  • Strong interest in history, some knowledge of historical period and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to understand and appreciate the historical context of the program.
  • Ability to recreate mood of historical period.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Pleasant and personable, enjoys people
  • Independent and responsible
  • Presents program as instructed by Park Interpreter, Educator or Nature Center Manager.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Able to assist with both Indoor and Outdoor programs.
  • Able to stand for long periods, lift 10 pounds from crouching position, and walk 5 miles
  • Attends training.
  • 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


The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.