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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is a wetlands oasis on the northern edge of the Mojave Desert. Preserved for thousands of migratory birds, it is an important nesting ground for the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher. Campground hosts play an important role in informing the public of the refuge’s conservation mission and many recreational opportunities. To learn more about the refuge please visit www.fws.gov/refuge/pahranagat and view our refuge’s film at https://vimeo.com/87545027 .


Duties:

  • Greet visitors and provide information about the refuge. Restock brochures throughout the refuge.
  • Assist in light, daily cleaning of displays, and restrooms. This includes cleaning pit toilets, fire pits, grills, picking up litter, light maintenance, and light grounds keeping.
  • Inform visitors of regulations.
  • Record visitation.
  • Be available to assist with special events and interpretive programs.
  • Occasionally fill in at visitor center when other staff are not available.
  • Drive a refuge vehicle.
  • Wear U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service volunteer’s uniform.

If desired, volunteers may also have the opportunity to assist with other refuge duties such as hosting at the visitor center front desk, removing invasive weeds, and participating in special events.


Requirements: The Campground Host position requires a commitment of 24 hours per volunteer per week. (We are currently seeking hosts for May 2022 - September 2022 and March 2023 - September 2023 with flexible start and end dates).


When applying, please provide contact information for three references. Two references should be professional. If applying as couple, please provide both applicant names.

Start Date - 2022-05-22

End Date - 2022-09-30

Activities include: Campground/Site Host;Campground Maintenance;Construction/Maintenance;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;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

Location:

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Milepost 32, Hwy 93Alamo, NV 89001

(37.36496,-115.16446)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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