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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Mow, bushhog, drive small tractors, UTVs, operate and service a variety of small equipment at St. Catherine Creek and Bayou Cocodrie NWR (41,000 acres total). Perform miscellaneous carpentry (kiosk/fence repair), painting, and basic handy-person type tasks. There may be opportunities to assist in fish capture, bird surveys, and other wildlife-oriented projects. Occasionally check on flooded roads and move barricades as requested by the refuge manager.


RV pad with full electric, water, and sewer hookups are available at both refuges (St. Catherine Creek and Bayou Cocodrie NWRs) for free with a minimum of 180 hours of work for a six-week minimum term (25-30 hours per week) per resident. Due to the remote locations of the refuges, cellular phone service is not guaranteed, but there is a signal booster. Full cell signal is available by the office 1/4 mile away. Washer/Dryer available for use on-site. Sorry, no pets are allowed due to wildlife considerations. Inquire with the refuge manager.

We are primarily looking for SPRING/SUMMER/EARLY FALL volunteers at this time. To clarify the days of the week expected, the volunteer is expected to work a minimum of 4 days per week (20-24 hours per week).

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located along the Mississippi River just south of Natchez, MS. It is well known for the thousands of wading birds, waterfowl, and forest birds, which utilize the dense flooded areas, swamps, bottomland forests, and uplands. Bayou Cocodrie is just across the river in Ferriday, LA, and is comprised mainly of forested bottomlands and managed wetlands. This volunteer position is expected to be split between the two refuges.


  • All applicants must be at least 21 years of age
  • A valid driver license is required
  • Completion of a free online defensive driving course, equipment operation safety training
  • Compliance with volunteer uniform policy (tee shirts, gloves, hat provided)


Please submit a brief resume of relevant experience and skills, and list at least two professional or volunteer work references on your application.

Start Date - 2022-04-03

End Date - 2022-12-03

Activities include: Botany;Campground/Site Host;Construction/Maintenance;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;Trail/Campground Maintenance;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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Children & Youth, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


76 Pintail LaneSibley, MS 39165




  • People 55+


  • Sunday;Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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