Do you enjoy helping people, sharing your skills and
contributing to wildlife conservation? Through the Kenai National Wildlife
Refuge Volunteer Program, you can make a difference by participating in any of
the following programs.
Volunteers assist with short term Refuge projects such as staffing the Visitor Center, assisting with environmental
education programs, and participating in biology projects. Scouts, youth clubs,
and community organizations help with projects requiring large group
assistance, including litter pick-up, campground cleanup and trail maintenance.
Association Resource Assistants help in visitor services, backcountry, and
biology programs. They commit to full-time, 12-16 week positions. Each resource
assistant receives round trip travel to the Refuge, a weekly
subsistence allowance and free housing.
welcome campers and provide information about Refuge activities and facilities.
They help with fee collection and light maintenance work. In return, a host
receives free camping and a monthly subsistence allowance. Hosts are needed for
a minimum of 16 weeks in the summer and usually arrive with their own RV and camping
Volunteers receive valuable training and experience working
for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Through their service, they develop new
skills and feel a sense of accomplishment for their contributions and receive recognition for their contributions through awards and special events.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteer
opportunities at the Kenai Refuge please call 907-262-7021 or email us at
The Biology Program provides internship opportunities for professional
biologists and students who are seeking more experience working on Refuges or
in the boreal forest ecosystems.
If you are interested in learning more about these
opportunities at the Kenai Refuge, please call 907-262-7021 or email us at
For paid positions please visit USAJOBS online.
Since 1974, the Kenai NWR has maintained a successful Youth Conservation Corp
program. High school students between the ages of 15-18 participate in an
integrated program composed of resource conservation projects and environmental
education activities. Applications are accepted each spring for this 8-week
summer employment program. Equal numbers of young men and women are chosen through a random
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