• Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance
Photo Courtesy of FWS
Resident Volunteers are needed to help staff the refuge visitor center, a restored 1880s planter's house with rocking chairs on the front porch. Volunteers greet and orient visitors, answer the phone, operate small nature shop, sell/issue America the Beautiful passes, show film, keep visitor center tidy, keep brochure racks filled, fill bird feeders, open and close gates. Volunteers may also choose to do trail/light maintenance, education programs, live exhibit curation, computer work, landscape work, and/or help with special events. We require 24 hours/week for each site, whether couple or single, plus opening and closing gates. Gate duty is shared when multiple sites are occupied. Refuge vehicle is provided.
Refuge is located 3 miles north of Monroe with a population of approximately 50,000. Amenities are conveniently located within a few miles of the refuge. Pets are allowed on leash.
Refuge has 4 RV sites with full hookups, located on scenic Bayou DeSiard, with concrete patio, picnic table, laundry and shower facilities, trash dumpster. Propane dealer within 2 miles.
Refuge features a beautiful 1600 acre cypress and tupelo-studded lake and offers year round fishing. There is a 1300 foot pier over the lake which forms a loop off the 1 mile nature trail. Refuge also has other surfaced and unsurfaced trails, a conservation learning center, interactive exhibits, arboretum, raised observation deck, photo and bird blinds, canoe rental (volunteers with trash bags canoe free), great fishing and wildlife watching and some hunting. Please see the refuge website for more on the refuge or our Facebook page to learn more about what is happening here. www.Facebook.com/BlackBayouLakeNWR
At this point we have opportunities starting in March of 2017.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: 4 RV pads with full hookups, concrete patio, picnic table, shower and laundry facilities.