Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge is one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, established in 1909 by Theodore Roosevelt. Nestled between the Owyhee Mountains and the lovely city of Nampa, it encompasses over 11,000 acres. The Refuge provides the community unparalleled access to stunning wildlife and habitats as well as a variety of recreational opportunities. Every effort to make the Refuge more welcoming allows us to be a better, more inclusive part of the community.
Volunteers will work off-site to help translate refuge documents, brochures, Facebook posts, and more into Spanish. Virtual translation volunteers will promote Refuge goals and mission by helping Deer Flat be increasingly accessible, inclusive, and welcoming to the entire community. This is an ongoing position and individual volunteers can sign up for whatever window of time they are available to help.
This effort also contributes to Refuge efforts to 1) protect wildlife and their habitat 2) foster a greater appreciation of, and encourage exploration and investigation of, the natural world, and 3) promote an understanding of Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System as a whole.
A background or interest in conservation, natural history, ecology, biology, or community involvement.
Written/Verbal Spanish Language Proficiency. (Fluency preferred.) Ideally Mexican Spanish as most local Spanish-language speakers trace their heritage to Mexico.
The ability to clearly understand the purpose of this refuge and its wildlife management programs as well as the National Wildlife Refuge System
Computer skills. Virtual volunteers will need to use a personal computer to communicate with supervisor, work on projects, and submit draft and final versions of project documents.
Treat volunteer service as a serious responsibility.
Willing to serve without monetary compensation.
Provide all work agreed upon. Missing agreed upon work without prior notification can result in dismissal from your volunteer position. Remember that refuge staff and visitors are counting on you.
The mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System is to work with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge, founded by President Theodore Roosevelt on February 25, 1909, is one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS).
Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the System preserves a network of lands and waters set aside for the conservation and management of the nation's fish, wildlife, and plant resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge needs your talents, enthusiasm, and time! If you appreciate and are concerned about the refuge and its wildlife, then consider becoming a refuge volunteer.
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
February 11, 2021
Literacy / Reading
Reading / Writing
This is an ongoing position and individual volunteers can sign up for whatever window of time they are available to help.
The following types of materials may need to be translated. Outreach materials such as brochures, news releases, posters, signs, etc. Social media posts. Environmental education curriculum & materials. Refuge informational signage.