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May062011

Williamsport Visitor Services Volunteer

Join the Williamsport Volunteer Staff and be the catalyst for great visitor experiences! Volunteers at the C&O Canal Williamsport Visitor Center welcome thousands of park visitors every year and provide invaluable information regarding the park’s historical, natural and recreational resources.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain visitor center operations
  • Direct visitor center calls and providing information to the public
  • Operate the cash register and stock the small bookstore/sales area
  • Provide informal interpretation services including: roving the towpath and basin area, staffing    the Visitor Center and Trolley Barn facilities
  • Assist with special events and programming

Skills/Training Recommended: Each volunteer will receive an orientation to the Williamsport Visitor Center and visitor services. CPR Certification preferred but not required. Throughout the year park staff, provide opportunities for volunteer trainings, i.e. Bike Safety, Interpretation Training, etc. Please notify the park supervisor if you are interested in participating.

Positions are available year-round and are flexible to accommodate any schedule.  Volunteer shifts currently available include 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Volunteer shirts provided.

Williamsport Address/Contact Information: The C&O Canal NHP Williamsport Visitor Center is located at 205 W. Potomac Street, Williamsport, MD 21795. If you are interested in joining the Williamsport Volunteer Staff, please contact Park Ranger Kelly Fox at (301) 582-0813 or by email at kelly_fox@nps.gov