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

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

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