Volunteer greeters at Bob Jones Nature Center aren’t expected to be experts on the 577-acre teaching museum, recreation destination and wildlife refuge.Anyone who has a beginner’s knowledge of the center and wants to spend some time there, who likes to encourage others to enjoy nature and has been described by others as friendly should apply.All the job entails is meeting guests at the door with a smile and helping them find what they’re looking for. Over time, the more a volunteer learns about BJNC’s classes, programs, trails, history and exhibits, the more valuable he or she becomes to guests and, in turn, the center.Along with the responsibility of representing BJNC as the first person guests encounter comes a level of camaraderie with other volunteers and staff that few guests experience, as well as enjoying the grounds at a whole new level.Physical requirements include standing for 30 minutes to an hour on a concrete floor, traversing stairs or a ramp and spanning BJNC’s lobby and exhibit hall. Also, each volunteer must pass a background check.Overlapping 4.5-hour shifts are 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 5 p.m. Primary duties are inside, but greeters should be prepared for occasional outside time.The center has a pressing need for greeters Saturdays during April. But the staff is grateful for any help they can get.Apply at 355 E. Bob Jones Road in Southlake, call 817-491-6333, or go to www.bjnc.org.
— Star-Telegram staff