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Helping with Flint Hill's missions and goals can be done through employment and/or volunteering.


Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an agency in the United States (Federal) Government.  Jobs occasionally open at Flint Hills, but on an irregular basis.  Employment is typically permanent full-time (PFT) or temporary full-time (TFT, also known as seasonal).  The main exceptions are Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) jobs (see below).  When jobs open they are filled only through a National online service called USA Jobs.  Applicants do not apply directly to Flint Hills for job openings (except for YCC jobs).  Click on the link below to check for job openings and apply for Flint Hills  (or any other) federal job. 

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A Refuge Volunteer works along-side Refuge employees at Flint Hills, often performing the same or similar tasks as paid employees.  Volunteers are not paid, except in certain circumstances (some are also reimbursed for travel expenses).  These positions are highly respected by Refuge staff, and perform vital functions in the operation of the Refuge.  Volunteer positions are always open, and are often geared toward the Volunteer and what he or she wants to contribute.  To find out more, click on the "Get Involved" link below. 


Get Involved 

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Youth Conservation Corps

Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge annually recruits high school students age 15 through 18 for summer employment in the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC).  Projects may include trail building and repair, improving wildlife habitat, posting boundary signs, invasive plant control, monitoring wildlife, simple construction, office work and general maintenance activities as needed. Enrollees will work mostly outdoors and be subject to summer heat and biting insects. 

The program typically begins in early summer and lasts approximately eight weeks.  Students work 30 hours per week, Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm.   Students are paid on a bi-weekly basis.  Participants are selected through a random drawing of all applicants

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(1) be at least 15 years of age and will not have reached 19 years of age during the duration of employment;
(2) be a permanent resident of the U.S.;
(3) obtain a social security card and work permit, if required;
(4) preference will be given to those who have not participated in the program previously;
and (5) provide his or her own transportation to and from the refuge headquarters.

To apply, click on the link below, fill out the enclosed application, and send it to:
Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge

530 West Maple Ave

Hartford, KS 66854
 If you have any questions, please call

YCC Application (fillable pdf): YCC Application 

This is a fillable form.  Fill out the application and mail to:  YCC Coordinator, 530 West Maple Ave, Hartford, KS 66854