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Lincoln Home - Visitor Center Assistant

1/11/2013  8:00 am

Organization Name:

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

 Brief description of the mission/purpose of the organization

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we are proud to safeguard these nearly 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. The Lincoln Home is one of those sites.

Organization Address

413 South Eighth Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Contact Name for this Volunteer Position

Kyle McGrogan

Contact Phone Number

 217-391-3212

Contact Email

Kyle_mcgrogan@nps.gov

Volunteer Position Title:

Visitor Center Assistant

Brief description of the volunteer position

Volunteers will staff the information desk inside the Lincoln Home visitor center. Volunteers can answer questions related to Lincoln Home, assist visitors with inquiries about other historic sites in and around Springfield, as well as assisting with the park’s Junior Ranger program.

Times/Expectations

Designated shifts are available between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. Volunteers may spend periods of time standing and may be asked to lift moderately heavy objects (boxes, bundles of publications, etc.)

Is a background check required for this position?

No