Volunteer Opportunities at Travelers' Rest
Our volunteers are a vital part of keeping our site open and running for visitors, particularly in the busy summer season. They work on the front lines greeting visitors out on the trail and inside the Holt Museum and Visitor Center doing real interpretive work. You can be part of this too. All you have to do is volunteer a few hours a week. You will get training, attend workshops, go on field trips, celebrate your accomplishments with other volunteers, and most of all have fun. So contact us today, or just drop in for a visit. We promise you won't be disappointed.
New Volunteers & Training
All volunteers are required to attend a volunteer training session. A majority of our formal training sessions are held in the spring to prepare for our summer tourist season, however we do offer one-on-one training in the off season. Join the fun! Download a volunteer application here, or contact us! For listings of upcoming training dates, please check our Upcoming Events secion on our home page. For more detailed job descriptions and information, please contact the park: 406-273-4253 or info(at)travelersrest(dot)org
Join us in celebration of all that our volunteers do for Travelers' Rest State Park. Bring a "pot" of food and increase the feast's "luck".
2013 Volunteer Potlucks
Wednesday May 22nd, 4pm - 7pm
Wednesday June 19th, 4pm - 7pm
Wednesday August 24th, 4pm - 7pm
Spring and Summer Volunteer Positions
Educational Programs Volunteer- Serve the park's K-12 student visitors by delivering Field Trip programs. Share your enthusiasm for history, making the story of Lewis and Clark come alive for young minds.
Museum & Visitor Center Assistant- Be the first person to greet new guests to the Visitor Center. Meet new people from all over the world, share your knowledge and information about our park's unique place, answer questions about the history of our area, and make sales in our store.
Roving Volunteer Interpreter- Work out on the trail sharing your knowledge and passion of nature and the great outdoors or the history of Lewis and Clark and the peoples native to this area. Share your knowledge of:
- Nature and the Great Outdoors
- The History of Lewis & Clark
- The Native Peoples of the Region
Special Events Volunteer- Help bring the park alive during a variety of special intepretive programs and events. (Ex. Winter Storytelling, Historic ReEnactment Weekends, Community Events, Lectures, Festivals and More!) Work both behind the scenes and on the front lines to help the old stories come alive.
Naturalist or Historic/Cultural Tour Guide- Give guided tours on our interpretive trails while informing visitors about the area's Natural History as well as plant and animal life or Native Culture and the history of the area. Working side by side with our Roving Interpreters, tour guides participate in special training to provide a more in-depth interpretive experience for visitors.
Park Naturalist Volunteer- Share your passion for nature and the outdoors. Present interpretive programs at Travelers' Rest State Park. Lead guided nature walks through teh park, lead nature activities during special events, and more!
Historic/Cultural Program Interpreter- Share your enthusiasm for history and Native American culture by presenting interpretive programs at the Park. Assist with special events and help create new programs for future visitors to enjoy. Formal interpreters provide 30-45 minute in depth programs, to educate, entertaina nd promote stewardshp of Travelers' Rest.
Park Volunteer Caretaker- Keep our park looking good! Work outside both near the visitor center and out on the trail making sure the park remains in good condition for future visitors to enjoy.
Become a Member
Memberships and donations are an essential part of the funds supporting TRPHA education and interpretive programing and outreach; we receive no State financing for these efforts. Memberships and donations supplement income from our annual banquet/auction, program fees and TRPHA logo items sold in the visitor center. TRPHA also receives a small share of the funds from State of Montana Lewis and Clark theme vehicle license plates sales and actively seeks grants for defined projects.
An annual membership at the Traveler level or above entitles your household to discounts on programs and purchases at Travelers' Rest State Park.
Yes! I/We want to support the future of Travelers' Rest as a member of Travelers' Rest Preservation and Heritage Association.
|Membership Level||Amount||Pay Now|
|Traveler ($35 - $99 annual membership)||$35 - $99|
|Explorer ($100 - $499 annual membership)||$100 - $499|
|Captain ($500 and up annual membership)||$500 and up|
|Pomp (other amount)||other amount|
TRPHA is a 501 (c) 3 corporation.