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Nature Center host

If you want to be part of a friendly and engaging atmosphere this volunteer position could be a good fit! You will be welcoming visitors at our nature center and nurturing active learning by engaging patrons with hands-on exhibits, local wildlife, native plants, trail information and SNC programs.  More established volunteers, such as retired teachers, professionals, or college students with flexible schedules make exceptional Nature Center Hosts as they are able to share their wealth of knowledge and insights with visitors of all ages.

 


Responsibilities Include:

  • Inform visitors about Stokes Nature Center, our programs, events, membership, and volunteer opportunities
  • Provide information on Logan Canyon - the history, hiking trails, flora & fauna
  • Register interested visitors for programs
  • Light office work - track visitor information, answer phone calls, report visitor observations & suggestions
  • Maintain the center's brochure rack, bulletin board & event chalkboard
  • Use a Point of Sale device
  • Accept donations
  • Possibly be involved with merchandise sale

Required Skills:

  • Able to understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Able to effectively communicate with a diverse public and maintain exceptional customer service skills
  • Demonstrate an active appreciation and understanding of environmental education and natural environment
  • Maintain a patient and friendly demeanor
  • Capable of being independent and responsible without direct supervision
  • Able to stand for long periods
  • Able to lift 20 pounds

A volunteer orientation is required for all volunteer positions. To become a Nature Center Host, a 1 hour orientation and initial training are required. Volunteers will then be able to shadow a staff member to complete their training. We ask that volunteers interested in this position are able to dedicate a minimum of 8 hours per month to hosting.