5 hour orientation/ training session required
To register, call: 828-497-1904
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is asking for volunteers to to help its park staff by roving the River Trail, Mountain Farm Museum, and the fields along Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Road) from late August through Nov. 10, 2012. The volunteers will rove for fours prior to sunset one day a week.
Park officials said the volunteer rovers really help staff in the Oconaluftee area by providing visitors with useful park information about regulations. Volunteers are asked provide visitors with information about the Park's history, wildflowers, and the best areas for watching the fall leaves as well.
When elk are nearby, volunteers along Newfound Gap Road will also help Visitors Use Assistants and Rangers manage traffic and let visitors know the best place to go to see them.
Anyone wanting to volunteer will need to go through a five hour orientation and training session on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in the Oconaluftee Multi-purpose room near Cherokee, N.C. For information, call 828-497-1904.