First Peak Visitor Center in Columbus seeks volunteers

Published 4:24 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2010

If youve received great directions or recommendations from a visitor center while on a trip, then you know what an impact it can have on your day and your memories.

The First Peak Visitor Center needs volunteers who can do just that for Polk County and the surrounding area. If you know your way around Polk County or want to know the area better, then youre just what they are looking for.

The First Peak Visitor Center offers volunteers the opportunity to connect with travelers and newcomers to tell them about all the attractions, places to stay, restaurants and the unique collection of galleries, shops and other businesses in the area.

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In addition to helping our guests, there is light office work such as folding printed materials,&bsp; stuffing envelopes and data entry.&bsp; There are opportunities to staff information tables at area events.&bsp; And, the center could use help caring for its flowerbeds so they look healthy and beautiful.

No two days are the same and the centers needs vary. You can come once a month or once a week – the schedule is flexible.&bsp; The center needs help on Saturdays and on occasional weekdays when it is short-staffed, so flexibility is helpful. Training will be provided.

If youre curious, give the center a call to learn about the possibilities. Call 828-894-2324 or stop by The First Peak Visitor Center, located at 20 E. Mills Street in Columbus on the corner of Walker St. and Highway 108.