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Ocracoke Resource Management Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

This position is based out of the Ocracoke Island District within Cape Hatteras National Seashore and will span from August 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022. As team members, volunteers will perform duties to support the Resource Management division and mission goals of the National Park Service. A room in shared housing may be provided.

Duties are primarily centered upon sea turtle patrols, nest expansions, and nest excavations. Volunteers will help search for and protect sea turtle nests. All volunteers must be trained by the Lead Biological Science Technician on proper procedures taken when searching for and identifying turtle nests prior to patrols, ensuring they follow the correct procedures and comply with laws pertaining to the threatened and endangered species.

´╗┐Physical Demands

  • Requires performing significant manual labor (digging in sand, raking out any tracks and tire ruts, installing signs with post-hole digger/auger, installing filter fence) in challenging, i.e., very hot weather conditions.
  • May require sitting and standing for long periods of time.
  • May require walking up to 1-mile on uneven and sandy terrain and in low light.

Work Schedule

  • Work begins at the Ocracoke Ranger Station at 5:00 AM sharp and will continue through the late morning and occasionally the early afternoon.
  • Volunteers must coordinate with the Lead Biological Science Technician to be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Volunteers must inform the Lead Biological Science Technician of any planned absences at least 2 weeks in advance.


  • NPS blue safety vest (required). This will be provided by the NPS and must be returned at the end of the turtle nesting season.
  • Ankle-high, closed-toe boots (required).

Government Vehicles

  • The use of government vehicles is not permitted unless accompanied by NPS staff.

Start Date - 2022-08-01

End Date - 2022-09-30

Activities include: Conservation Education;Fish/Wildlife;Natural Resources Planning

Difficulty_Level: Strenuous

Hosts Housing Amenities: Other

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