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Volunteering with National Park service?

What are the benefits of volunteering with the National Park Service? Can I log the hours I voluenter to put on a resume with a government agency or any other benefits ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The National Park Service needs people to work with visitors, publications, research, history, cultural events, archeology, geology, natural science, hydrology, and preservation.

    You can track your volunteer hours and receive a National Parks pass to visit national parks free.

    According to the NPS:

    Scores of NPS employees began their career as a volunteer in a park. There are many sources of information regarding such opportunities today, including many park-specific internship programs. Simply visiting a park may be a chance to ask about volunteer opportunities. Volunteering gives you a chance to get experience, and get a taste of what it is like to work in a park. Because all parks are different, each park will give you a different experience with a different set of people. As with any job, it is a chance to network and find out what everyone does in a park and how those jobs relate to one another. Central office experiences give an overall big-picture by which to navigate a career.

    You can definitely put the hours you volunteer onto your resume; it depends on the government agency whether volunteer hours will be acceptable versus employee hours.

    In 2005, over 137,000 volunteers donated 5.2 million hours to the national parks at a value of $91.2 million.

    Volunteers come from all over the world to help preserve and protect America's natural and cultural heritage, and volunteers of all ages lend their time and expertise.

    Good luck!

    Source(s): NPS Volunteer info: Volunteers-In-Parks: Volunteer Opportunities:
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  • 1 decade ago

    Volunteers give freely of their time and expertise in order to make a difference. Volunteers can help you;

    a. make important networking contacts

    b. learn or develop skills

    c. build self-esteem and self-confidence

    d. improve health

    e. help you meet new people

    f. feel needed and valued

    g. make a difference in someone's life

    h. express gratitude for help you may have received in the past from an organization

    i .award pins given after 100 hours of service

    j. discount in the korner cafe and cafeteria

    Whether it is important to you to solve a community problem, advance a worth course or to develop as a person, volunteering offer many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise.

    You can read more of the benefits on the following websites;,3,2

    You can put your hours and on resume with government agency.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You probably could specially if you try to get a job with National Park and Wildlife department. benefits hmm....personal satisfaction i think, you really have to be an outdorsy person to enjoy it. Go on the national park and wildlife website, try a local chapter in your state.....they will guide you better.

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