Frequently asked questions – mount rainier national park (u.s. national park service) gas natural inc


That depends. If you’re looking for a short-term assignment lasting just a day or two, you’ll find many options listed in our calendar of events, or on our volunteer blog and Facebook page. Most projects take place between mid May and early October. Look for a project that matches your interests and availability, and read the details to find out how to get involved. If you’re looking for a long-term assignment, visit our volunteer opportunities page for a complete list of positions we’re currently recruiting for. These include full-time positions, student internships, and long-term or recurring projects that you can participate in as your schedule permits. You can submit applications for these projects online, and even if you are not selected, your application will be kept on file for one year and considered for similar positions as they become available. And finally, if you don’t see anything that fits your needs, write to the volunteer program manager and ask to be added to our mailing list. We’ll send you periodic updates by e-mail, announcing new volunteer opportunities.

Absolutely! We welcome group volunteers. Please contact the Volunteer Program Manager to express your interest in volunteering, and we’ll match you up with an appropriate project. Please contact us at least a month in advance so that the details of your project can be worked out, especially for large groups, which involve more crew leaders, more coordination, more tools, and more complex logistics. However, please also be aware that we many not know specifically what work needs to be done, or when conditions will be ideal for doing it, until the snow melts out in late spring. We’ll do our best to meet your needs and appreciate your flexibility! Also note that most projects have a cap on the number of people we can work with at one time. If your group is very large, we may need to divide your group into several smaller ones working on separate projects. Finally, make sure you know how many people will be attending—it can cause problems if you commit to bringing 30 people but only 10 show up.

When you begin working as a volunteer, you will sign up either as an individual volunteer or as part of an organized group of volunteers. In both cases, your signup form should include a specific position description, specifying exactly what kinds of work you are agreeing to perform as a volunteer. When your term of service begins, you will receive training in how to perform your assigned duties safely. Safety is always our highest priority. If you are nevertheless injured "on the job," notify your supervisor or project leader immediately, who will help you to arrange prompt medical care. As soon as you are able to do so, you and your supervisor will need to complete a form documenting your injury and treatment, and certifying that it took place while performing the duties spelled out on your position description. For purposes of liability or injury only, volunteers working within their position descriptions are fully covered by the Federal Government through the Workers Compensation program, just as if they were paid employees.

Mount Rainier National Park works closely with several local non-profit organizations that support the park and its goals. Washington’s National Park Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for projects in Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks. Learn more about the role of donations in funding volunteer activities on our " Donations" page. The Washington Trails Association leads volunteer projects on public lands throughout the state, publishes a monthly magazine, and is also active in public policy advocacy. The Student Conservation Association and Northwest Youth Corps help with our youth volunteer and internship programs, and are actively involved in recruiting young people for work in public lands nationwide. The National Parks Conservation Association‘s website offers many tools for keeping informed about, and participating in, issues relating to national parks nation-wide. The Mountaineers is a local outdoor recreation group dedicated not only to enjoying Washington’s wild lands but also to preserving and sharing their histories. All of these organizations have websites packed with ideas for getting involved, from building trails to writing letters, from donating money to participating in discussions about park policy. Find your own way to get involved — and thank you for your generous support!