At Quivira, a volunteer is anyone who assists the Refuge staff with projects, daily tasks, or programs. The number one priority of the Volunteer Program is to assist the personal growth of the individual. From the teens on up, Volunteers can be any age. Some persons may want to shine in areas where their skills are already in place; others may simply may want a new adventure. We can help to build a Volunteering experience around you and your needs and wants.
Staffing the Visitors Center deskHelping with waterfowl and shorebird surveysCarpentrySpecial Event assistance Trail maintenance Assisting with educational programsPresenting guided tours Entering data into computer databases and many others...... Some volunteer positions have detailed, written Position Descriptions. Below are some examples:
Visitor Services Assistant PD
General Maintenance Worker PD Invasive and Nuisance Plant Control PD
Quivira maintains two parking pads for RV use by volunteers. The pads include water, electric, and sewer hook-ups (no gas). Quivira requires a minimum of 20 hours per week per RV (for example, if more than one person lives in the RV, a minimum of one person must contribute 20 hours or more per week. There are also minimum and maximum lengths of stay per pad. This is an excellent opportunity for persons who like to live for several weeks in many areas of the country through the course of the year. Duties for a Resident Volunteer would vary, but would likely involve helping to staff the Visitor Center on weekends.
1. How do I become a Volunteer? Simply call or stop by the Quivira Headquarters/Visitor Center.2. How long does a Volunteer work? There is no set time period, nor set number of hours per day or week. Typically, the Volunteer will work during normal business hours (with some exceptions). A Volunteer can work whatever schedule works best. 3. Do I need some type of skill or experience to volunteer? Not necessarily. Although skills and experience are often helpful, they are not a requirement.
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The tallest North American bird, and one of the rarest: now numbering about 600 in the world, there were once as few as 16.