MIDDLETOWN: PARK DOCENTS NEEDED

The Visitor Center at Lincroft’s Thompson Park is the setting of a special training session for County Park System volunteers, on March 26.

Press release from Monmouth County Park System

The surroundings include some of the most fascinating natural and historical treasures in the greater Red Bank area — and the experience is great for anyone who enjoys interacting with people, as well as helping to promote the many public assets that make Monmouth County a special place to call home.

On the morning of Sunday, March 26, the Monmouth County Park System invites volunteers ages 18 and up to a special training session at its headquarters inside the Visitor Center at Thompson Park, Lincroft. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the session will outline the responsibilities of seasonal docent/ receptionist openings at six local parks and activity centers.

Included in the list of county facilities are the visitor center on the grounds of beautiful Deep Cut Gardens in Middletown, as well as the Environmental Center at the hiking and riding trails of Huber Woods Park on the eastern side of the township. The historic 18th century Seabrook-Wilson House, which now serves as activity center at Bayshore Waterfront Park in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, seeks volunteer guides, and the Park System also offers docent opportunities at the 21,000 square foot indoor Fort Monmouth Recreation Area in Tinton Falls.

In addition, volunteer openings are available at Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center in Howell, and the Visitor Center at Dorbrook Recreation Area in Colts Neck. Docents will welcome and receive visitors at the various public facilities, and answer questions about the sites’ ecology, history, and exhibits.

Interested volunteers can register for the training session or obtain more information by calling Tracy Shiffman, Coordinator of Volunteers at (732)842-4000, ext. 4283, or emailing volunteer@monmouthcountyparks.com.