Fall/Winter/Spring RV Visitor Services Volunteer


Coastal marsh under a bright blue sky
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is best known as the wintering home of the last wild flock of endangered whooping cranes. Visitors can enjoy stunning scenery, a diversity of wildlife, and a variety of recreational opportunities.



1 Wildlife Circle
Austwell, TX 77950
United States

Volunteer Position Overview

Volunteers Needed
Recruitment Start Date
Recruitment End Date
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Training Required
Security Clearance Needed

About This Position

Fall/Winter/Spring RV Visitor Services Volunteer


  • Provide visitor orientation in our new, state-of-the-art Visitor Center (air-conditioned) and answer Visitor Center phone. Answer questions regarding the refuge, local natural and cultural resources, safety precautions, rules and regulations, recreational opportunities, and area services. Operate a cash register (collecting refuge fees and selling passes).
  • If interested, assist with and/or lead interpretive tours and educational programs, or rove on trails and interact with visitors.
  • Assist staff with operations and light maintenance of facilities, including cleaning bathrooms, restocking brochures, emptying trash containers, ensuring refuge is free of litter and other more complex maintenance and visitor facility projects within your abilities. 
  • Occasionally help with special events on-and off-site. 
  • Represent the Fish and Wildlife Service by wearing a volunteer uniform and interacting with visitors in a friendly, courteous, tactful, and helpful manner.



  • Volunteers are expected to volunteer 3 days/24 hours per week. This position works weekends and non-federal holidays.  
  • We request a minimum 3-month commitment.


  • Full hook-up RV spot provided (includes water and electric). Must be able to provide own lodging (RV, 5th wheel, travel trailer).  
  • Access to volunteer facility. Amenities include bathrooms, showers, laundry, full kitchen, TV, couches, and tables. Wi-fi provided in volunteer facility.


  • We will provide on-site training.
  • A valid Driver's License is REQUIRED for driving government vehicles. 


  • For more information, contact Laura Bonneau (laura_bonneau@fws.gov)


Conservation Education
Tour Guide/Interpretation
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