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Biscayne National Park seeks volunteers for public contact

Biscayne National Park seeks volunteers for public contact

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If you enjoy working with people and have a bit of free time, consider volunteering at Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center, located east of Homestead.

Volunteers introduce visitors from around the world to the park and answer questions from an information desk overlooking beautiful Biscayne Bay. In addition to covering the information desk, public contact volunteers also rove the boardwalk at Convoy Point to provide park information, explain regulations and answer questions.

Volunteers generally contribute four hours once or twice per week. They work side by side with park rangers, and enjoy training opportunities and excursions in the park.

Heading into the summer, the park is tight on “people power” to keep the Dante Fascell Visitor Center open for park visitors.

“Volunteers give a warm welcome, provide information, make a lasting impression, are valued members of our team, and make the park a great place to visit,” said Biscayne National Park superintendent Brian Carlstrom.

The park will provide volunteers with a uniform and training to prepare them for service as ambassadors to Biscayne National Park and the National Park Service. Additionally, summer is the slow season affording time to read up on the park’s unique ecosystems and colorful human history between groups of visitors. For more information or to apply, contact Christiana Admiral, Biscayne National Park chief of interpretation at 305-230- 1144, ext. 018, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/bisc and select “support your park” from the menu on the left side of the page.

For more information on Biscayne National Park, call 305-230- 7275, ext. 0 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/bisc

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