|Amanda MacDonald and Mayor Gierlach|
volunteering at the Nederland Visitor's Center
The Board of Trustees (BOT) directed town staff to issue an RFP for a concessionaire to manage the volunteer activities at the Nederland Visitor's Center. The contract with DogHouse was approved and the Nederland Visitor's Center is now open.
I had a chance to spend the afternoon answering visitor questions with another volunteer, Amanda MacDonald. It sure was enlightening to see first-hand what visitors are interested in. Thirty-Five people came in, on an uneventful, chilly, Monday afternoon, asking a variety of questions about places to go and things to do – Mostly directions, maps, and suggestions. It was people from all over the country with a small story to tell about how they found our town.
It was so much fun to volunteer and be a Nederland ambassador. The Visitor Center tracks visitors, and 200 people came flooding in last weekend. People are curious about our mining history, the frozen dead guy, natural areas, hiking, and restaurant suggestions. Everyone appreciates a friendly person to greet them.
Several shifts are still available and there will be an informative gathering at Salto Coffee Works this Thursday, May 23rd from 4-6pm. Please come if you have any interest. No commitment required. Yummy Food and beverages will be available.
It is also listed in the Boulder County Business Report: Nederland's Info Center Seeks Volunteers