Annual Volunteer Picnic
Saturday, August 16, 2008 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
Please join us for our annual Volunteer Picnic on August 16!
When: Saturday August 16, 2008, 5:00-7:00 pm
Where: Longmire Community Building, Mount Rainier National Park
What: A celebration of volunteers at Mount Rainier! Many of our summer seasonal employees and interns begin leaving in late August to return to school. This event will recognize and honor their contributions, while providing a mid-summer update and social for those who will be staying into September or October.
Come meet your fellow volunteers, hear updates from the park's volunteer managers and supervisors, and help recognize some of the members of our program who have passed milestones of service.
Following the picnic, stay for the annual Shadows of the Past interpretive program. Attend as a member of the audience, or help out as a volunteer lantern bearer... and even consider returning in two weeks (on August 30) for an encore performance presented entirely by volunteers!
Provided: We will provide the main course, courtesy of SCA's extraordinary Mount Rainier Recovery Corps cook, Michael Lee, along with table service and a selection of drinks.
Bring: Bring a salad or desert to share!
RSVP: Please RSVP on our Eventbrite page so we have some idea of how many people to expect. (But if you find you can attend at the last minute, feel free to just show up!)
Questions? Contact Volunteer Program Manager Kevin Bacher.
When & Where
Mount Rainier National Park
Every year, hundreds of individuals contribute their enthusiasm and skills to help the National Park Service preserve and protect its natural and cultural resources, and to serve and educate its visitors. Volunteers help in almost every area of the park, from maintaining trails to leading guided hikes. The time commitment for volunteer work varies from one-day projects to full-time work extending over months or years. Both individuals and organized groups are welcome to volunteer, and opportunities are available both for highly skilled professionals and for families with little or no experience in land management. Consider joining our team! Your contribution of time and energy will help us to protect the magnificent natural and cultural areas entrusted to us, and you’ll go home with a sense of pride at having participated in something worthwhile. Mount Rainier is your national park!