Refuge Volunteer - OCTOBER-JANUARY - RV site or Housing Included

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge is a 25,000-acre refuge along the Mississippi River that is renowned for its excellent birdwatching opportunities in every season. During the fall and winter hunting seasons, the volunteer would help to answer phones, issue hunting permits, keep the contact station tidy, and collect visitor use cards from St. Catherine Creek and Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuges.


DUTIES:


The major duties of the position include helping out in the office, helping visitors get fishing or hunting permits, dusting displays, and sweeping the front lobby and patio. A vehicle will be provided for your use within the refuge.

The nature center has a small pollinator garden that needs tending during the spring and summer months (and winterizing in the fall). The related tasks include weeding, pruning, planting, and digging.


Other tasks may include using the riding mower to keep the lawn nice, clearing fallen limbs from the hiking trails, keeping kiosks stocked with brochures, and miscellaneous duties as assigned by the refuge manager.

Additional needs of the refuge include helping out in the maintenance shop, cleaning signs, sweeping, organizing and cleaning tools, small engine repairs, vehicle repairs/oil changes, sweeping, painting, mopping, and other duties as assigned.


If applying to volunteer as a couple, we will do our best to find suitable tasks for both people.


HOUSING:

With a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for five weeks, per individual, housing is provided free of charge.

Option 1: Sheltered RV spot with full hookups including water, electric, and sewer, and a picnic table. Laundry facilities are available free of charge.

Option 2: Bedroom in shared house with one twin-sized bed, linens, all appliances incl. washer/dryer.


HOW TO APPLY:

Complete the volunteer.gov application. Also, please SEND AN EMAIL to the contact expressing our interest, your experience, your estimated start and end dates of availability, and how many hours you're willing to volunteer. If applying as a couple, both people must submit an application.

Start Date - 2024-10-01

End Date - 2025-01-10

Activities include: General Assistance;Soil/Watershed;Trail/Campground Maintenance;Visitor Information;Weed/Invasive Species Control

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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

21 Pintail LaneNatchez, MS 39120

(31.3615,-91.41772)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Monday;Wednesday;Friday

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