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Resident Volunteers

Fish & Wildlife Service

Job category:
Camp Host
Compensation: RV Site Only
Hookups: Full (FHU)
Wi-Fi: No
Pets OK?: Unknown

Job Description

DATES: 11/1/2022 – 2/28/2023

Resident Volunteers assist in the “Gateway” Visitor Centers and gift shops located in Manteo NC. RV’s may also provide general maintenance; assist with Interpretation, education and outreach, biological studies such as turtle watch, birding and bird banding, depending on the season.


Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge hosts Resident Volunteers year round. Our RV site is located on the refuge in East Lake NC, about 15 miles from our visitor center / headquarters in Manteo NC. Each site has electric (30/50amp), water and sewer hook-up, and a laundry and bath house with showers. There is cell coverage with good strength depending on the service carrier but no internet service. Most RV’s use their “hotspot”. This position is primarily for visitor center assistance, but light maintenance and program assistance may also be needed. Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges have diverse programs which utilize volunteers of all ages and abilities. There are many areas in which workampers can be of great use to the refuges. In addition to the visitor center staffing, Resident Volunteers can provide, general maintenance; assist with Interpretation, education and outreach, biological studies such as turtle watch (seasonal), and assist in the Pea Island and “Gateway” Visitor Centers and gift shops which are usually open seven days a week. In return for these services, Resident Volunteers are provided electrical, water and sewage hook-up for their RVs, as well as laundry facilities and a beautiful and safe environment to enjoy. A couple must commit to 24 hours of service per week. A single person must commit to 32 hours of service per week. A three month minimum commitment is preferred, but a shorter time is negotiable and we will accept longer if available and the need exists



Mostly: Staff visitor center / gift shop (retail sales)

light maintenance, (seasonal) mowing, trimming, trail clean up

fill brochure boxes, pick-up trash and recycling

Occasionally: sign repair, bunkhouse cleaning and maintenance

Possibly: bird banding and surveys, turtle watch , other bio. as it comes up.


  • General Assistance
  • Hand Power Tools
  • Landscaping/Reforestation
  • Office/Clerical
  • Other Trade Skills
  • Photography
  • Visitor Information
  • Working with People


  • Yes

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