Volunteer Hosting Program

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

Nature Center Host

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Assists with operation of the Nature Center.

Locations:

Lums Pond State Park
Killens Pond State Park
Cape Henlopen State Park
Trap Pond State Park

Responsibilities:

  • Welcome public to Nature Center.
  • Answer visitor questions about Nature Center, park, exhibits.
  • Answer questions about education/interpretive programs.
  • May involve sales of resale merchandise, use of cash register, and restocking resale area.
  • Answer phones and assist with light office work .
  • Register interested visitors for programs.
  • Distribute pertinent printed materials to visitors.
  • Maintain cleanliness of Nature Center, including cleaning and restocking restrooms and exhibit area.
  • Maintain brochure rack supplies.
  • Assist Park Interpreter or educator with programs scheduled within the nature center.
  • Operate Nature Center while Park Interpreter is conducting programs. May involve opening and/or closing the Nature Center.
  • Conduct informal tours of exhibits.
  • Assist with group tours and presentations in auditorium.
  • Cleaning, feeding, and care of animal cages, aquariums, and exhibits.
  • Maintain outside area around Nature Center .
  • Assist with special events and projects.
  • Reports 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:

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Public relation / Customer service skills- able to work with a diverse population
  • Appreciation and understanding of environmental education and natural environment
  • Able to communicate effectively with a diverse public
  • Patient and friendly
  • Independent and responsible
  • Assist with both indoor and outdoor programs.
  • Able to stand for long periods.
  • Able to lift 20 pounds from a crouching position
  • Represents Nature Center as instructed by Park Interpreter,
  • Educator or Nature Center Manager.
  • Perform 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 Interpreter or Nature Center Manager


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