Desert NWR Visitor Center Host (2024 - 2025)

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Spend your days in the beautiful Mojave Desert of Desert National Wildlife Refuge!

Volunteers needed for the following 3 or 4 month commitments: September - November 2024 and March - May 2025.

Position opens, closes and staffs the Corn Creek Visitor Center, the main gateway to the 1.6 million acre refuge. The Visitor Center has a wonderful exhibit hall, small store and classrooms, plus modern administrative facilities. It provides access to an accessible front-country trail system and has excellent birding and wildlife viewing opportunities. To learn more about the refuge go to There is also a film about the refuge (

As the resident host, you provide orientation, interpretation and answer visitor questions at the main information desk. You would also cover topics regarding the refuge, local natural and cultural resources, safety precautions, rules and regulations, recreational opportunities, and area services. You would also assist staff with operations and maintenance of facilities, including cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash containers, ensuring refuge is free of litter and other more complex maintenance and visitor facility projects within your abilities.

Schedule is typically 4 days on and 3 days off. Day-to-day schedule varies. Couples will work the same days, but may not have the same daily schedule.

Location of refuge is about 30 minutes north of Las Vegas, NV. Nearby recreation includes 20 minutes to Mt. Charleston (Spring Mountains NRA), and 45 minutes to Lake Mead NRA. Grand Canyon (North & South Rim), Zion, Bryce Canyon and Death Valley National Parks are all less than a half day's drive.

RV or motor home utility hook-ups for electric, water, and sewage available. No propane. Hosting requires 24 hours a week per resident. Exact start and end dates negotiable.

When applying please provide contact information for three references. Two references should be professional. If applying as couple please provide both applicant names.

Start Date - 2024-09-01

End Date - 2025-05-31

Activities include: Conservation Education;Fish/Wildlife;Planning Office/Clerical;Visitor Information

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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
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Children & Youth, Environment, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


16001 Corn Creek RoadLas Vegas, NV 89124






  • Sunday;Monday;Friday;Saturday

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