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Maintenance Positions

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Currently looking for couples available from June - December, 2022.


Maintenance Volunteer

The refuge seeks general maintenance volunteers who will assist the refuge with up keep of refuge facilities and equipment. Ideal candidates should have experience operating power tools and maintenance equipment. Volunteers will be relied upon to help with mowing, maintaining trails, trash collection, and general upkeep of public use facilities which includes cleaning restrooms and conducting minor repairs.


Training is provided to teach volunteers refuge rules and regulations and how to operate required equipment. Volunteers who are flexible and have positive attitudes typically have excellent experiences working in the maintenance program. Volunteers must have the ability to work effectively with people of various perspectives and have patience and tact with visitors.


Housing

An RV pad with electrical, water, propane, and sewer is provided in exchange for 24 hours/week of service per person for couples, and 32 hours/week for individuals. Laundry and gym facilities provided on site. Limited WiFi is available at the RV sites. Cell coverage is good depending on the service carrier.


Local Information

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is located 10 miles west of Folkston, Georgia situated near several coastal communities where local restaurants, shopping, and fun are only a 20 - 30 minutes drive from your RV site. We are located 45 minutes north from Jacksonville, FL.

Start Date - 2022-03-25

End Date - 2022-10-31

Activities include: Construction/Maintenance;Trail/Campground Maintenance

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

2700 Suwannee Canal RoadFolkston, GA 31537

(30.73948,-82.13943)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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

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