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ORGANIZATION: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

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The Merritt Island Wildlife Association is a not for profit Friends group that supports the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. We are seeking volunteers to assist in the gift shop in the Refuge Visitor Center. Gift shop sales support environmental education programs for children as well as stipends for Refuge interns and many other valuable projects. Volunteers will operate the cash register, tidy up the shop, stock inventory, answer the phone and assist Refuge visitors. The gift shop is open Tuesday through Saturday.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 08:00 AM to 11:45 AM
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Location:

1987 Scrub Jay Way, 3.5 miles east of Titusville on rt 402, Titusville, FL 32796, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is the conservation, management and where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans. We are land stewards, guided by Aldo Leopold's teachings that land is a community of life and that love and respect for the land is an extension of ethics. We seek to reflect that land ethic in our stewardship and to instill it in others.

Description

Since its establishment in 1963, the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge has preserved open space and protected habitat for thousands of species of plants and animals. It is an important stop over for migratory birds and a wintering home for waterfowl. It has been recognized as a globally important bird area providing nesting habitat. It is also home to 14 state and federally listed threatened and endangered species including sea turtles, manatees and Florida scrub jays. Over the decades the refuge's popularity as a place to fish, hunt, bird, photograph and kayak has increased until today the Refuge hosts over 1.5 million visits each year.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Environment
Animals, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

1987 Scrub Jay Way3.5 miles east of Titusville on rt 402TitusvilleTitusville, FL 32796

(28.6245,-80.8433)
 

SKILLS

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are seeking a volunteer who can commit to one shift per week on an ongoing basis.
  • Duties are performed both seated and standing.

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