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.