Maintenance, Equipment and Visitor Reception Volunteer

Facility

An image of a male canvasback duck swimming.
Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1962. The name Cross Creeks refers to the intersection of the North and South Cross Creeks intersection on the refuge at its midpoint.

Location

Address

643 Wildlife Road
Dover, TN 37058
United States

Volunteer Position Overview

Volunteers Needed
-
Recruitment Start Date
Recruitment End Date
Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Training Required
No
Security Clearance Needed
No
Virtual
No

About This Position

The refuge has two camper pads adjacent to an intern bunkhouse with laundry facilities. We ask 24 hours service per week in exchange for these accommodations. We will also provide your propane needs. There is limited wifi and signal service at this location.


Top priority will be to find someone with mechanical skills/abilities to help Fred in the Shop (routine maintenance and repairs) and someone to help with visitor reception, light cleaning, answering phones, etc to help keep the Visitor Center open.

Duties/Activities

Construction/Maintenance
General Assistance

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