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Resident RV Volunteer

  • Part Time
  • Yuma, AZ, USA
  • 0* USD / YEAR
  • Applications have closed

Fish & Wildlife Service

Job category:
Volunteer
Compensation: RV Site Only
Hookups: None
Wi-Fi: No
Pets OK?: Unknown

Job Description

FROM: https://www.volunteer.gov/s/volunteer-opportunity/a093d000000aYS2AAM/resident-rv-volunteer

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ADDRESS: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge; 9300 East 28th Street; Yuma, Arizona 85365

DEPT: Fish & Wildlife Service

DATES: 10/31/2022 – 3/31/2023

DESCRIPTION:

Join the Team at Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert in Southwest Arizona. Volunteers have the opportunity to connect with visitors and contribute towards conservation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

Duties:

Replace and install sings throughout refuge
Monitor for wilderness encroachment by vehicles and repair habitat
Monitor wildlife drinkers
Restock brochures throughout the refuge
Record traffic counter data.
Monitor camper numbers on the refuge
Be available to assist with special events and interpretive programs
Wear U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service volunteer’s uniform
Drive a refuge vehicle
Greet visitors and provide information about the refuge
Inform visitors of regulations
If desired, volunteers may also have the opportunity to assist with other refuge duties such as repairing historical cabins, removing invasive weeds, and participating in special events.

 

Requirements: The RV Volunteer position requires a commitment of 24-30 hours per volunteer per week. Teams of couples are preferred, but not mandatory, we have openings for two teams. Teams must be able to dry camp on the refuge for the entire commitment. The refuge will provide water and a port-a-potty (We are currently seeking volunteers for November 2022 – March 2023, shorter tours can be negotiated)

 

When applying, please provide contact information for three references. Two references should be professional. If applying as couple, please provide both applicant names.

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Kofa NWR is located in the Sonoran Desert at an elevation of approximately 2,000 feet. There are two locations on the refuge where Onsite Volunteers can choose from to camp from, Palm Canyon Road near the information Kiosk and King Valley Road. Locations on the east side of the refuge can also be considered, but it is more remote. The refuge is open to camping year round and does permit hunting following state regulations during state designated seasons. Volunteer(s) receive a “water buffalo” for potable water and a port-a-potty. Propane is also provided. There are no laundry facilities or Wi-Fi available, but there is cell service at the two main camping locations.

 

 

DUTIES
Replace and install sings throughout refuge
Monitor for wilderness encroachment by vehicles and repair habitat
Monitor wildlife drinkers
Restock brochures throughout the refuge
Record traffic counter data.
Basic maintenance on historic structures
Monitor camper numbers on the refuge
Be available to assist with special events and interpretive programs
Wear U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service volunteer’s uniform
Drive a refuge vehicle
Greet visitors and provide information about the refuge
Inform visitors of regulations
Other duties may be assigned by Site or Direct supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Must be able to hike a minimum of five miles over sometimes rough steep terrain

· Must be able to carry 30 pounds over short distances

· Must possess a valid driver’s license

· Ability to operate a four-wheel drive vehicle on rough and rocky roads

· Willing to work 24-30 hours per week, including weekends and holidays

· Desire to talk with and inform the public about rules and regulations

· Must wear USFWS volunteer uniform

· Enthusiasm and willingness to learn

 

SKILLS
Carpentry
Clerical/Office Machines
Drivers License
Fish/Wildlife
General Assistance
Hand Power Tools
Office/Clerical
Other Trade Skills
Visitor Information
Working with People

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Kofa NWR is located in the Sonoran Desert at an elevation of approximately 2,000 feet. There are two locations on the refuge where Onsite Volunteers can choose from to camp from, Palm Canyon Road near the information Kiosk and King Valley Road. Locations on the east side of the refuge can also be considered, but it is more remote. The refuge is open to camping year round and does permit hunting following state regulations during state designated seasons. Volunteer(s) receive a “water buffalo” for potable water and a port-a-potty. Propane is also provided. There are no laundry facilities or Wi-Fi available, but there is cell service at the two main camping locations.

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service mission is to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

 

 

JOB HAZARDS
General housekeeping
Slip, trip, and fall hazards

 

BACKGROUND/REFERENCE CHECK REQUIRED
Yes

 

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