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Wallace Chamber seeks volunteers for visitor center

| June 11, 2024 1:00 AM

WALLACE — With about 30,000 visitors using resources each year at the Wallace Visitor Center, executive director Julie George said the Historic Wallace Chamber of Commerce is looking for additional volunteers to greet visitors and direct them to local resources.

The chamber is a nonprofit with one part-time employee. Any maintenance costs for the chamber are covered through fundraising events like North Idaho Craft Brew Pub Crawl, the Fall for History series and Home for Holidays celebration.

“All of those events, we gear them toward the off-season to keep people coming here and we do them as a fundraiser for chamber so we can sustain,” George said.

Volunteers are needed to inform visitors to the area about hiking, camping, fishing and hunting, as well as local access to the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, Route of the Hiawatha, Pulaski Tunnel Trail, Sierra Silver Mine Tour and four museums in town.

“It’s about that first impression of Wallace. Because we’re so close to I-90, sometimes it’s a nice surprise and people are often stopping by and getting a road map,” George said. 

To volunteer, call 208-753-7175 or email