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Resident Volunteer Duo or Single - Visitor Services

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Volunteers will assist staff with day to day operations working flexible hours; may include some evening hours and Saturdays. Primary tasks involve visitor services and environmental education. Such as staffing the visitor center and nature store, greeting visitors, answering phones, and providing information to visitors. Working on the Story Trail Project involves laminating, velcroing, photo copying, and setting up and taking down each month's book on the trail. Opportunity for creating/designing worksheets or temporary displays relating to the month's story book. Will also assist with environmental education programs, outreach and maybe assist with a youth summer camp. Opportunity for program development and creativity. Other tasks include light maintenance such as picking up litter, stocking permit boxes, taking out trash or cleaning after a visit from youth/adult groups. Opportunity to help with trail maintenance /gardening such as mowing, weeding, mulching, and watering.


Volunteers must provide their own factory-built RV. Refuge has two sites with full hookups, including electricity, water and sewer. Free Wi-Fi internet service is available. A building for resident volunteers has refrigerator, ice machine, laundry and shower facilities. Commitment of at least 2 months, May and June is required but opportunity to start in March or April / or extend stay through summer is available. Volunteers agree to contribute at least 20 to 28 hours per week per individual.

Start Date - 2023-04-30

End Date - 2023-07-31

Activities include: Conservation Education;Construction/Maintenance;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;Tour Guide/Interpretation;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

11372 Hwy 143Farmerville, LA 71241

(32.64194,-92.19189)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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