Resident Volunteer- Maintenance and Visitor Services
ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Resident volunteers at Moosehorn NWR typically spend most of their time assisting the maintenance and visitor services programs. Volunteers with FWS trainings such as AGTractor/UTV/heavy equipment operator and/or construction/carpentry skills are currently highly desired.
Projects are likely to include:
- Mowing and trimming (around the headquarters area, residences, air quality station, entrance road, nature trails, kiosks, etc)
- Recyclables (sort and haul to recycling center)
- Painting, carpentry, plumbing and miscellaneous maintenance projects
- Inspecting and inventorying signage on the Refuge
- Assisting with special events
- Welcoming and orienting visitors at the Headquarters Welcome Desk.
- Other projects depending on needs
Time requirement- Number of hours required/week: 24 hours each for couple volunteers or 32 hours for single volunteers. As a resident volunteer we would ideally like you to work for a minimum of 2 months from mid-May or early June through August or September.
The refuge will provide an RV site with electric (30/50 amp), water and sewer hookups plus access to laundry facilities. The RV site is located near the Headquarters building. Cell phone reception is mixed (US Cellular, AT&T and Verizon provide the better options). There is WiFi service at the Bunkhouse and Headquarters. Pets are allowed on refuge grounds on a leash. The closest amenities that include grocery stores and library are about 6 miles away in the City of Calais. The larger city closest to the refuge is Bangor which is about a 2 hours drive. Insects can be troublesome including blackflies, ticks and mosquitoes.
Recreational opportunities on the Refuge, during the summer months include hiking, biking, paddling, fishing and of course wildlife viewing. The refuge is located only 2 1/2 hours from Acadia National Park and a short distance from the Canadian border with easy access to the Provinces of New Brunswick (right across the border), Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Canadian access would depend on COVID restrictions.
Start Date - 2022-05-06
End Date - 2022-10-09
Activities include: Conservation Education;Construction/Maintenance;General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Trail/Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information;Weed/Invasive Species Control
Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads
About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS Visitor Services, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA 22041, US
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.
103 Headquarters RoadBaring, ME 04694
May 4, 2022
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