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Press Release

Come Volunteer in the Snow at Mt. Charleston

Published on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 (12:56 p.m.)

Las Vegas, Nevada… If you enjoy helping others and having fun in the snow, the US Forest Service has a great volunteer opportunity for you.

The US Forest Service is looking for volunteers to be Snow Hosts this winter in the Mt Charleston area of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Every weekend in the winter, hundreds of people flock to the mountains to play in the snow. Many times they lack the knowledge of where to go, what they can do, and how to be safe. Snow play hosts provide roadside information about snow play opportunities, and take part in the fun while engaging visitors at snow play sites. Snow hosts will also help visitors have a fun snow play experience while reducing impacts to the forest environment.

Typical duties will include promoting safe snow play practices, engaging visitors in creative snow play activities, and providing visitor information at roadside stations. Experience volunteering in a similar setting a plus, but not required. Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and able to work outdoors in cold conditions. Snow play hosts work on weekends and holidays. Average shifts range between three to six hours. Minimum commitment desired is two shifts per month. We happily welcome volunteers to contribute hours beyond the minimum. Volunteers are needed now through the end of March.

Snow Host Volunteer Orientations will be held for interested volunteers to attend and learn more about the program. They will be held on Monday, December 3rd and Tuesday, December 18 at REI in Boca Park on 710 S. Rampart Boulevard at 7:00pm. Interested volunteers only need to attend one orientation.

For more details on this volunteer position, see the attached description or visit:
http://gomtcharleston.com/volunteer.html

Please contact Cody Dix at [email protected] or 702.515.5408 for more info or to register.

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