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As a gate attendant for Cherry Creek State Park, you will manning one of three entrance stations throughout the park. The entrance stations are the visitor's first stop before entering the park.
Attendants will greet visitors, sell park passes, and provide any information visitors might need for their visit. Cherry Creek State Park is a busy urban based park that sees over 2 million visitors every year so this position can be fast paced. This also means that you might be the only park staff that the visitor interacts with during their visit to the park so customer service skills is must. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Provide information and assistance to visitors (distributes maps/ brochures, orients visitors to park facilities and amenities, promotes education programs, educates on State Park regulations, etc.), selling park passes at entrance stations, collects revenue, completes shift report and balances shift box at end of each shift, greeting campers, give out brochures and information, answering phones and radio, filing and data entry. These duties will require a moderate level of computer skills and operation.
This volunteer opportunity is available for both people who live around the area that would like to provide a service for the park and for people who would like to provide their time and service in exchange for a full hook up campsite. Volunteers wishing to work in exchange to live on park and a full hook up campsite are called Resident Volunteers.
DURATION OF OCCUPANCY:
Duration of Occupancy of resident volunteer/host assignments is temporary and not meant to provide semi-permanent homes for individuals in state park campgrounds. Resident volunteers/hosts may serve a maximum of nine (9) months annually and must have a minimum of three (3) consecutive months off park prior to occupying a host or resident site. REQUIREMENTS: - Must have a valid drivers' license or reliable transportation. - Must be able to serve weekends, holidays, and varied shifts. - Previous experience handling money and working with the public is helpful. - Computer experience is very helpful. - Must pass a background check. - Possess strong interpersonal communication skills. - Ability to volunteer with little supervision. Will be required to volunteer at the entrance station for an 8 hour shift and take lunch in the station. NOTE: This is an ongoing opportunity at the park and applications will be accepted any time. Actual availabilities varies. Once registered, you will be placed on a waiting list and we will contact you as positions open. We receive a high volume of applications for these positions. Please be patient with us and we will contact you as needed.
For local volunteers (who do not require to live on park): there is no minimum set amount of hours. We will work with your schedule and availability.
For Resident Volunteers: The year is broken up into two seasons, summer and winter. Both have different requirements and are listed below.
In the busy summer season, we require a 6 month commitment, and prefer volunteers who can cover the entire season from May through September. Serving on weekends and holidays are required. Winter options available November - April.
SUMMER REQUIREMENTS: Individual volunteers who will be living on park by themselves must donate a minimum of 24-32 hours a week. For each resident volunteer site that is occupied by two people but only one person will be working/contributing hours to the park, that one volunteer required to serve 32 hours per week. When two volunteers reside in the same site and both are volunteering (pairs), 24 hours per person, per week is required.
WINTER REQUIREMENTS: Individual volunteers who will be living on park by themselves must donate a minimum of 24 hours a week. For each resident volunteer site that is occupied by two people but only one person will be working/contributing hours to the park, that one volunteer required to serve 24-32 hours per week. When two volunteers reside in the same site and both are volunteering (pairs), 24 hours per person, per week is required.
Receive full hook up (electric, sewer, water) site in exchange for volunteer service.