Forest Service seeks volunteers |

Forest Service seeks volunteers

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service is looking for volunteers to assist with the Winter Trek Express environmental education program for fifth graders, according to a statement.

The three-hour environmental education program takes place at Heavenly Mountain Resort via the Gondola and runs from Jan. 9 through March 30.

U.S. Forest Service rangers lead the class through the wilderness to learn snowshoe skills and discover winter-adapting animals.

The ideal applicant should have experience working with children, good communication skills, an outgoing personality and the ability to commit to a minimum of one day a week for 12 weeks. The Forest Service will provide a uniform, training and snowshoes if needed. Volunteers should provide their own winterized boots.

Prospective volunteers should submit their resume electronically to Jean Norman at by Sunday. Interviews will take place beginning next week.

For more information, contact Norman at 530-543-2673.

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