Roving Interpreters (Rovers) assist park rangers by walking the towpath and trails in the vicinity of the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, preferably in pairs. Roving Interpreters conduct interpretive programs by arrangement with the interpretive staff and set up the Roving Visitor Center on trails in the Great Falls area.
The responsibilities include greeting and welcoming visitors, and providing them with information on the park’s history, resources, regulations and safety in the park. Rovers also alert staff to potential problems and safety hazards on the towpath and trails, relay visitor comments and concerns to park staff, and provide basic first aid to visitors when needed, if trained to do so.
Rovers will be provided basic supplies, i.e., identifying uniform items, a park radio, first aid kit, park literature, which are to be carried while on duty and are available for check out at the Volunteer Trailer. Rovers are required to check in via radio or cell phone with the park communications center at the start and end of shift.
Must have the ability to hike outdoors for a suggested tour of one to four hours at a time, commit to volunteering at least 40 hours per year, atttend two training hikes, and are encouraged to take basic first aid training to help with minor injuries.