• Botany • Conservation Education • Historical Preservation • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • Science • General Assistance
Visitor Services: Must enjoy and be able to interact with people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. Volunteers who are flexible and have positive attitudes typically have excellent experiences working in the visitor services program. Training is provided to teach volunteers refuge rules and regulations and how to present interpretive and educational programs to our visitors. Specialized skills such as bird identification are the responsibility of the volunteer. Degree of difficulty: Average with minimal physical demand. During peak season (December-March), it may require standing longer periods of time.
Visitor Center Operation • Greet and provide information to the general public. • Collect entrance fees and sell Federal entrance passes • Register participants for and provide information about our programs • Sell items for the Friends of LANWR Nature Store, stock and organize merchandise, and run cash register. • Operate visitor center, including: open/close center; stocking bird feeders; organizing supplies and storage areas; answering phones; maintaining/cleaning interior and exterior public areas to include restroom facilities. • Support staff, Friends and volunteer programs as needed.
Interpretive Guide • Prepare and lead interpretive tours for a wide variety of audiences (bird tours/ nature walks/ tram tours). • Clean and prepare tour vehicle for tours daily • Perform minor maintenance of tour vehicle and report major maintenance needs to Refuge staff • Maintain any necessary equipment such as binoculars, spotting scopes or spotlights. • Ensure safety of passengers at all times • Assist with loading and unloading passengers • Provide information to the general public. • Collect tour fee (where applicable). • Assist with environmental education program (visiting school/youth groups). • Assist with outreach opportunities such as festivals, events, career fairs, talks at RV parks etc. • May assist with development of routes and ideas for various tours or walks. • If driving tour vehicle, must meet driving requirements.