Volunteer Ambassadors Needed for Pathway

Pathway ambassadors help patrol Grand Teton's multi-use pathway.

May 17, 2010
Grand Teton National Park is recruiting for volunteers interested in serving as ambassadors for the multi-use pathway that extends from Dornan’s in the Moose area to South Jenny Lake. Volunteer ambassadors will patrol the eight-mile-long paved pathway on foot, bicycle or roller blades to meet and greet other pathway users and offer information about the “rules of the road,” as well as provide emergency assistance in the event of an accident, injury, or equipment malfunction.

For anyone interested in joining the Grand Teton pathway ambassador program, an orientation and mandatory training session is scheduled for Thursday, June 3, at 9 a.m. To learn more about this opportunity or sign up as a participant in the program, contact Sara Petsch, volunteer coordinator for the pathway ambassadors program, at 307.739.3397.

Volunteers who choose to become a Grand Teton pathway ambassador will join a cadre of park employees who are trained to educate people about how to safely and responsibly use this popular new route. Through a gentle informal approach, volunteer ambassadors will also provide proactive information regarding protection of park wildlife and other resources. In addition, volunteers will be available to help anyone who may require first aid or need a minor bike repair. Ambassadors will also tally visitor statistics for documentation of pathway use.

While in volunteer status on the pathway, official ambassadors will wear a National Park Service jersey, vest, or other recognizable and authorized clothing. These appropriate clothing items will be supplied by Grand Teton National Park.