Interpretive Volunteer Visitor Center - Interpretive Volunteer

Trail of Tears State Park is in need of volunteers to help staff the Visitor Center. One dedicated day a week is requested.  Staff with work with volunteers on their day preference. The Visitor Center (VC) is open Wednesday - Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 12-5 (April-Oct).  Duties would include welcoming visitors, providing park information and orientation, answering phones and cleaning the building and bathrooms. There are opportunities to learn about and research the cultural/historic aspects and/or the plants, animals and natural communities in the park.

Schedule Summary

The next 10 shifts (out of 224 total shifts) for this activity are as follows


Date Start Time End Time
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 8:30 AM 1:15 PM
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:45 PM 5:30 PM
Thursday, May 30, 2024 8:30 AM 1:15 PM
Thursday, May 30, 2024 12:45 PM 5:30 PM
Friday, May 31, 2024 8:30 AM 1:15 PM
Friday, May 31, 2024 12:45 PM 5:30 PM
Saturday, June 01, 2024 8:30 AM 1:15 PM
Saturday, June 01, 2024 12:45 PM 5:30 PM
Sunday, June 02, 2024 11:30 AM 2:15 PM
Sunday, June 02, 2024 1:45 PM 5:30 PM

About Trail of Tears State Park

Gain a better understanding of one of the saddest chapters in American history at Trail of Tears State Park, where nine of the 13 Cherokee Indian groups being relocated to Oklahoma crossed the Mississippi River during harsh winter conditions in 1838 and 1839. The park’s visitor center tells the tale of the thousands who died on the forced march, as well as the park’s many natural features. The park also has a cheerier side: shaded picnic sites, hiking and horse trails, opportunities to fish in both the Mississippi River and Lake Boutin, and majestic views of the Mississippi River and beyond. Its location right on the river makes the park one of the best places in Missouri for viewing migratory waterfowl.