• Construction/Maintenance • Other • Soil/Watershed • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
Looking For Fall/Winter (October 2019 -Dec 2019) Volunteers!
Refuge Information: From desert bighorn sheep to the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher, birds and other animals at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge rely on the life-giving waters of the lower Colorado River. The refuge protects 30 river miles--300 miles of shoreline--from Needles, California, to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The majority of the refuge's 37,000+ acres are located in Arizona. The refuge office is located in Needles, California, while the refuge maintenance office is located a short distance away in Mohave Valley, Arizona.
Help Wanted: The refuge is currently seeking volunteers for October to December 2019 to assist with grounds, facilities, vehicles, and equipment maintenance. Volunteers must have a willingness to become knowledgeable about the refuge and its management programs. The refuge will provide uniforms and training. Volunteers will be involved in physically active work and should possess the ability to work stooping, bending, kneeling, lifting, standing, and with ladders. A valid drivers license and successful completion of an online defensive driving course is required to operate government vehicles.
Minimum Requirements For Resident Volunteers : Provide own self-contained recreational vehicle; volunteer for a minimum of 3 months, preference will be given to volunteers willing to commit to 3 months; volunteer season dates run October - March (6 months) or October - December (3 months) and January - March (3 months); couples must be willing to contribute 24 hours per week per individual or 32 hours per week for single residents; and be willing to perform assigned duties. Hours will typically be 8 hours per day, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with 1/2 hour for lunch), for 3 consecutive days. Normal work days are Monday - Wednesday or Wednesday - Friday.
Job Description: Volunteer works with refuge staff, other volunteers, and student interns. Primary duties include: litter clean up, fencing, restroom cleaning, vehicle maintenance, boat and trailer maintenance, painting, and construction projects. Carpentry and mechanical skills are a plus, as is the ability to use hand and power tools. A government vehicle is provided for official use. There may be occasional opportunity for heavy equipment and boat operation for volunteers possessing the necessary experience and required certifications. Periodically there will also be opportunity to assist with non-maintenance related projects such as tree planting, environmental education, and refuge events.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: 2 RV sites with water, sewer, electric (30/50 amp, 220 v) hook ups and overhead sun shades located in Needles, CA. Other on-site amenities include a volunteer building with free laundry facilities and a full sized refrigerator and freezer which are shared with the other RV site occupants.