Resident Volunteer Duo or Single - Visitor Services and Maintenance

Facility

Waterfowl in the water, mother and chicks
Red River National Wildlife Refuge is made up of several units in the Red River Valley in northwestern Louisiana and provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, songbirds, and other native wildlife species.. The Refuge boasts a large Visitor Center, Headquarters Offices and Education Center...

Location

Address

11372 Hwy 143
Farmerville, LA 71241
United States

Volunteer Position Overview

Volunteers Needed
-
Recruitment Start Date
Recruitment End Date
Training Required
No
Security Clearance Needed
No
Virtual
No
Suitability
Adults, Seniors
Difficulty level
Average

About This Position

Volunteers will assist the Refuge with day to day operations and be exposed to a wide range of tasks. Flexible work hours; may include some evening hours. Tasks include staffing the visitor center and nature store, greeting visitors, answering questions and providing information, counting visitors, general building maintenance and cleaning, lawn care, gardening, trail and sign maintenance, assisting with environmental education and outreach programs, helping with wildlife surveys and leading/or assisting with refuge tours.


Volunteers will be required to provide their own factory-built RV. Commitment of at least 3 months is preferred with couples each contributing at least 20 hours per week or about 28 hours per week for single volunteer.


Refuge has two sites with full hookups, including electricity, water and sewer. Free Wi-Fi internet service is available. A building for resident volunteers has refrigerator, ice machine, laundry and shower facilities.

Duties/Activities

Conservation Education
Construction/Maintenance
Fish/Wildlife
General Assistance
Tour Guide/Interpretation
Trail/Campground Maintenance
Visitor Information
Weed/Invasive Species Control

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