Work Crew

Facility

Badger at mound with dirt on its nose.
In southwest Idaho’s Treasure Valley, surrounded by suburban homes and farmlands, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge provides refuge for both wildlife and people. The refuge protects the Lake Lowell Unit and the Snake River Islands Unit to provide oases for resident and migratory wildlife,...

Location

Address

13751 Upper Embankment Rd
Nampa, ID 83686
United States

Volunteer Position Overview

Volunteers Needed
-
Recruitment Start Date
Recruitment End Date
Days
Thursday
Training Required
No
Security Clearance Needed
No
Virtual
No
Suitability
Groups, Teens

About This Position

Volunteers at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge provide their talents, energy, gain knowledge about the refuge, and become part of a community dedicated to the stewardship of wildlife. Become part of the Weekly Maintenance Crew where you can enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the enjoyment of generations to follow.


Many opportunities exist for you to donate your time and talents for conservation when you join the Weekly Maintenance Crew! Just as the refuge changes with the seasons, so do the tasks. Maintenance tasks include:

  • Weed work
  • Trash pick-up
  • Fence mending
  • Putting up signs
  • Cleaning signs
  • Removing graffiti
  • And more!


Time Commitment: Weekly work crew participants serve from 9am-noon on Thursdays. Volunteers are welcome every week, but that is not required.

Duties/Activities

Construction/Maintenance
Trail/Campground Maintenance
Weed/Invasive Species Control

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Count on Me
After a long career with the Department of Defense, working on multi-million-dollar security programs and weapons systems for the U.S. Armed Forces and with partner nations, serving all over the Southeast and abroad, Tom Ress took refuge. “I love the outdoors and nature and found myself spending an...

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