Volunteers needed at Dead Creek
ADDISON — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking interested volunteers to serve as department ambassadors and greet visitors at the Dead Creek Visitor Center in Addison, Vermont. The department will be hosting a new volunteer training workshop on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dead Creek Conference Room in Addison.
The Dead Creek Visitor Center opened in September 2017 and has greeted thousands of visitors in the past year and a half. The facility welcomes school groups and hosts special events throughout the year. It is open to the general public on weekends during the spring and summer and also on weekdays during the peak fall season when large numbers of people visit the wildlife management area during the autumn waterfowl migration.
The training will focus on customer service, the Fish & Wildlife Department’s mission, and tools to assist visitors about the region, the exhibits, and the wildlife management area. Volunteers will receive the resources and information they need to effectively answer questions and be a knowledgeable guide to visitors.
“We’re looking for volunteers who enjoy talking to people and have a strong interest in fish and wildlife, conservation, and wildlife-based recreation,” said Amy Alfieri who manages the visitor center for Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “You don’t have to be an expert, just have an enthusiasm for nature and sharing information with visitors.”
Various shifts are available for volunteers from April through mid-November. Volunteers and participants in the training must be 18 years of age, attend the entire training, and agree to a background check. There is no charge for the training, and all curriculum materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required by March 17 by calling 802-759-2398 or emailing [email protected].
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