US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District

Rivers Project

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Mail application to:
National Great Rivers Museum
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
P.O. Box 337
Alton, IL 62002

Volunteering

In order to provide friendly, high quality, service, assistance and information to museum visitors including directions, recreational opportunities, project and area amenities and other resources for enjoying the Rivers Project and Alton area, volunteers may expect to perform any of the following duties:

1. Staff reception desk: (Indoors)
• Maintain brochure racks, stock and keep neat.
• Operation of telephone system
• Deliver messages
• Help clean and maintain interpretive displays as requested.
• Assist park rangers with special events and educational programs

2. Meet and greet visitors: (Indoors/Outdoors)
• Greet visitors and provide requested information.
• Answer questions about the Melvin Price Locks and Dam, National Great Rivers Museum and the surrounding area.
• Rove within the exhibit area to interpret museum messages to groups and individuals
• Assist park rangers with special events and educational programs

3. Give tours of the Melvin Price Locks and Dam: (Outdoors)
• Provide tours of the dam to school groups as well as the general public
• Following the tour outline, be able to give the visitor a better understanding and knowledge of locks and dams on the river and their operation.
• Provide a safe and healthy experience for the visitor
• Develop and present interpretive programs to groups

4. Work outside on promenade (area between NGRM and MPLD): (Outdoors)
• Greet visitors and provide requested information.
• Answer questions about the Melvin Price Locks and Dam, National Great Rivers Museum and the surrounding area.
• Assist park rangers with special events and educational programs
• Rove the promenade and the Museum area to interpret to groups and individuals

5. Gift shop: (Indoors)
• Operation of cash register
• Stock shelves
• Assist customers
• Other duties may be added if desired

General Duties that may fall under areas of responsibility:
• Complete office work as assigned, including but not limited to: photocopying, typing, filing, word-processing, label making
• Provide First Aid services as needed
• All work will be done in a safe manner
• Keys will be issued as needed to complete the above task list.
• For the USACE records, each volunteer will be required to make available the number of hours volunteered at our facility.

Requirements:
• Over 16 years old
• Must like people
• Present good verbal communication skills