Topic ID #30696 - posted 1/16/2014 2:47 AM

Interpretation/Visitor Center volunteer - Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, AZ

Jennifer Palmer

Interpretation/Visitor Center
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Address:  1100 Ruins Drive Coolidge, AZ 85128
Contact:  ((see listing))
Availability:  11/1/2014--4/15/2015
Created:  11/13/2013
Suitability:  Adults, Seniors
Difficulty:  Not Difficult
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Volunteer Activities
• Archaeology
• Historical Preservation
• Tour Guide/Interpretation
• Visitor Information


Fall 2014-Spring 2015 anticipatd opening. Decisions to be made after April 2014..

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument is looking for motivated, enthusiastic persons or couples who enjoy the outdoors, interacting with visitors, sharing knowledge with others, helping to protect 700 year old dwellings, and interpreting the Hohokam culture and the diverse and rich Sonoran desert environment. As volunteers at Casa Grande you will:

*Work the visitor center to greet visitors, collect entrance fees, sell educational materials, answer the telephone and take reservations for special group tours, and provide information and orientation to visitors.

* Rove park grounds providing information and informally talk with visitors on-site at the ruins where you will interpret the archeology, flora, and fauna of the Monument. Also, provide site protection and educate visitors on proper site etiquette.

*present guided tours of 45 minutes length over flat terrain

*work with small groups of 4th grade students doing a game or craft

The Monument is located in the town of Coolidge, Arizona, in the middle of the state. Groceries, restaurants, and limited shopping are available in Coolidge, or more variety is found in the larger city of Casa Grande only 20 miles further. Volunteer housing is in the form of RV sites, creating a small 6 trailer community within the park grounds. The housing includes use of a washer and dryer in adjacent small utility building. Water, sewage, electric, and propane is supplied to the RV site. Volunteers must work at least 32 hours each week to qualify for a RV site.

Volunteers are needed for a minimum of 3 months. Volunteers available for more than 3 months will rate higher on our selection rating panel. Starting date after November 1 is flexible, ending date near April 15 preferred.

RV must be LESS than 40 foot length. Any pets must live inside your RV (not tied, free ranging, or kenneled outside). RV area not suitable for young children.

Please feature your public speaking experience.

Volunteer coodinator prefers contact via email. Arrange telephone calls in advance as staffing is limited and it is often difficult to connect with rangers via telephone due to duties elsewhere within the park.

More info here.


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