Ranger's Take: Volunteer opportunities await future ‘VIPs’

Ranger's Take: Volunteer opportunities await future ‘VIPs’

by: Barbara Alberti
NPS Superintendent
published: February 27, 2013
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National Parks are some of the most special places of our nation. The transcendent beauty, natural wonders, and profound meanings of our national parks delight and inspire millions of people every year. Often, people want to get involved and give back to these extraordinary places. One of the best ways to get involved in War in the Pacific National Historical Park is to join the Volunteers In Parks (VIP) program.

Every year volunteers, or VIPs, contribute considerable support to our national parks including War in the Pacific. Last year over 200,000 people provided millions of hours of invaluable volunteer service to national parks across the country. Volunteers range in age from young children to senior citizens and include individuals, couples, families, students and groups. They come from all over the United States and the world, and bring different backgrounds, skills, and talents that enrich our park programs.

Volunteering is not only a way to give back, but more importantly, it’s a fun and rewarding experience. War in the Pacific has a diverse array of enjoyable and interesting volunteer opportunities. As a VIP, you can work in your field of interest, learn from park professionals, and gain valuable job experience.

Volunteer opportunities include welcoming park visitors, conducting science experiments, researching and writing, helping with exciting archeological studies, working in the park with our maintenance team and many more. We want to ensure that our volunteer program is rewarding and fulfilling to our volunteers. Whatever your skills or interests, we have a VIP opportunity for you.

Your island park, War in the Pacific National Historical Park, was established almost thirty-five years ago to “commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of the those participating in the Pacific Theater of World War II and to conserve and interpret outstanding natural, scenic, and historic values and objects of the island of Guam.”

We invite you to become part of our team of dedicated individuals and experience your national park in a new and meaningful way. To learn how to become a VIP, call 333-4055 today.