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, recreating a Civil War fort, WWII gun battery, or historic turn-of-the-century lifesaving station.

Locations:

Killens Pond State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park

Delaware Seashore State Park

Responsibilities:

  • Greet program participants. Provide direction and answers questions of Program Participants.
    • Help gather materials and assist in set up for assigned program. Assist in cleanup from assigned program.
      • Assist Park Interpreter, educator or Nature Center Manager with presentations of general environmental education and interpretive programming.
        • Interact with program participants, answering questions, assisting with activities, and ensuring participation for all attendees.
          • May lead portion of program or sub division of program participants.
            • May lead nature walk.
              • Maintain tracking of program participants. May complete program report.
                • Report suggestions and observations.
                  • Assist in operation of Nature Center; tours/explanation of exhibits, maintain cleanliness, answer phone, answer questions and provide direction.
                    • May perform program research and design.
                      • 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:

  • Appreciation and understanding of the natural environment
    • Desire to help provide environmental education and interpretive opportunities.
      • Presents program as instructed by Park Interpreter, Educator or Nature Center Manager.
        • Pleasant and personable. Relates well with people.
          • Independent and responsible.
            • Able to assist with both Indoor and Outdoor programs.
              • Able to stand for long periods or walking trails to accompany participants.
                • Able to operate simple audio-visual equipment.
                  • Attends training.
                    • Able to communicate effectively with a diverse public.
                      • Able to speak publicly in front of groups or audiences.
                        • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
                          • 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.