Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Resident Volunteers

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge hosts resident volunteers year round. Our RV site is located on Bodie Island, about 20 miles north of our visitor center on Pea Island . Each site has electric (30/50amp), water and sewer hook-up, and a laundry facility in a nearby bunkhouse. There is cell coverage with fair strength depending on the service carrier but no internet service. Most RV’s use their "hotspot" or the nearby bunkhouse. This position is primarily for Visitor Center assistance, but light maintenance and program assistance may also be needed. Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges have diverse programs which utilize volunteers of all ages and abilities. There are many areas in which workcampers can be of great use to the refuges. In addition to the visitor center staffing, Resident Volunteers can provide, general maintenance; assist with Interpretation, education and outreach, and assist in the Pea Island and "Gateway" Visitor Centers and gift shops which are usually open seven days a week. In return for above listed service, a couple must commit to 24 hours of service per week. A single person must commit to 32 hours of service per week. A three month minimum commitment is preferred, but a shorter time is negotiable and we will accept longer if available and the need exists.

Start Date - 2022-04-01

End Date - 2022-05-31

Activities include: Conservation Education;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Trail/Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information;Weed/Invasive Species Control

Difficulty_Level: Average

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
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Rodanthe, NC 27968



  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • Kids
  • People 55+



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