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Maintenance/Biology/Landscape Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Training :

· Refuge Volunteer Orientation.

· Maintenance Orientation.

· Defensive Driving Course if operating a government vehicle - must update every 3 years.

· Technical and safety training may be required depending on assigned project (Heavy Equipment- Tractor, ATV, Chainsaw Operation, Riding Mower, etc.). Training will be provided as available.

Time Commitment: 24 hours/week depending on assignment. Start time is flexible , but we would prefer to get someone on as soon we can starting this Spring/Summer 2022 through Fall 2022. We prefer longer time periods of commitment but are flexible and will handle time commitments on a case-by-case basis.

Supervisor: Maintenance staff, biology staff, or as assigned.

Reimbursement: No monetary reimbursements are available. An RV pad with 20, 30, and 50 amp hook ups, sewer, and water are available at no cost to the volunteer. We hope to have additional RV pads set up by 2023, but if we have more that one RV volunteer than we will pay for them to stay at a local campground on Big Stone Lake.

Requirements: Selectee will be required to undergo a background investigation. Work will generally take place outside. Must be 18 years of age or older, wear closed toe shoes, long pants, and an official volunteer shirt (which will be provided).

Start Date - 2023-03-27

End Date - 2023-12-29

Activities include: Botany;Conservation Education;Construction/Maintenance;Fish/Wildlife;General Assistance;GIS/GPS;Other;Range/Livestock;Science;Soil/Watershed;Timber/Fire Prevention;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


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
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


44843 County Road 19Odessa, MN 56276



  • Environmental Education
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Administrative Support
  • Interpreter
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • Kids
  • People 55+


  • Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday

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