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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The volunteer will work either alone, as a group member, or as a group leader while working on refuge property or with in our boundary. The volunteer will have a work schedule to be determined (days and times may be subject to change depending on refuge needs, weather, and projects). The maintenance volunteer duties include but are not limited to- Maintaining over 60 miles off hiking and biking trails clear and trimmed, patrolling the refuge to ensure trails are safe and clear of debris, cleaning-up trash and large debris from refuge property, General refuge maintenance (i.e. changing light bulbs, plumbing, minor woodwork, etc.), keeping repair tools and supplies clean and organized and other refuge-based projects as assigned, Performing general maintenance tasks for the building or buildings, such as window washing, drywall repair, plastering, carpentry, flooring repair, painting and more, Making and installing new furniture or equipment, Conducting routine maintenance on equipment and building systems, Ensuring all safety systems are functioning properly, including smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, Detecting, identifying, and repairing building issues, like basic problems with the building's electrical, plumbing and HVAC system, Making, installing, and maintenance of signs, Inspects and identifies equipment or machines in need of repair, Cleans and assists with upkeep of the facilities, Orders supplies and materials needed for repairs and maintenance, Do garden/yard/trail/refuge property upkeep by mowing lawn, weed eating and hedge trimming, collecting trash, etc. Report to a facilities or maintenance manager for issues, Ensure adherence to quality standards and health and safety regulations, Performs landscaping activities such as, vegetation pruning, and brush clearing, Constructing/repairing erosion control structures, Responsible for proper use of USFWS vehicle, Occasional program support for events such as the Ocelot Conservation day or Stand-by drawing, Conducts safety inspections for trails, walkways, bridges, boardwalks, beaches, staircases,

fences and other trail amenities. Carries out maintenance and repairs of trails, walkways, bridges, boardwalks, beaches, staircases, fences, and other trail amenities using wood, concrete, gravel etc. Performs other duties as needed by refuge staff. The volunteer will conduct each duty as listed using an array of USFWS equipment. Including but not limited to poll saws, hand saw, drill, grinder, table saw, router, drill press, hammers, sledge hammer, power-washer, post driver, blowers, weed eaters, hedge trimmers, push mower, riding mower, zero turn, ORUV, trucks, and trailers, etc.

Start Date - 2022-04-05

End Date - 2022-10-05

Activities include: Construction/Maintenance;General Assistance

Difficulty_Level: Strenuous

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS Visitor Services, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA 22041, US

Mission Statement

Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public.

The agency includes both the National Wildlife Refuge System and the National Fish Hatchery System.

The Service's origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. (More on our history below.) Today, we are a diverse and largely decentralized organization, employing about 8,000 dedicated professionals working out of facilities across the country.


Children & Youth
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Environment, Sports & Recreation


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22688 Buena Vista BlvdLos Fresnos, TX 78566



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • People 55+



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