Western National Parks Association is recruiting volunteers to participate in its activities. The Oro Valley-based organization provides educational, financial and interpretive support to the National Parks Service through the operation and sale of retail items in visitor centers and its flagship store in Oro Valley. 

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Publications Support: Conduct book and/or marketing research and promotion. Compose letters, compile lists, or contact third parties. Requirements include good writing and communication skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Word software. 

Special Events: WNPA holds special programs Fridays and Saturdays once or twice each month October through February at its Oro Valley store that feature the sale of a special art or craft. Volunteers are needed to serve as cashier, pack purchases, greet customers, write ticket sales and show jewelry.

Community Events: WNPA plans to build a cadre of volunteers to staff booths at community events, such as Tour de Tucson, Tucson Meet Yourself, the Gem and Mineral show and the Tucson Festival of Books.  They would also like to form a speakers bureau to talk to community and civic organizations. 

Volunteers will receive training in order to represent and discuss WNPA, its mission and its achievements.

Leaders are needed to organize the program, and speakers and representatives are needed to market at events and present to organizations. 

For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Nancy

Kroell at 622-1999, ext. 219.

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