• Botany • Construction/Maintenance • Computers • Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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Volunteers will assist the Refuge with day to day operations and be exposed to a wide range of tasks. Flexible work hours; may include some evening hours. Tasks include staffing the visitor center and nature store, greeting the general public, answering questions and providing information to the general public, counting visitors, general building maintenance, lawn care, gardening, trail and sign maintenance, assisting with environmental education and outreach programs, helping with wildlife surveys and leading/or assisting with refuge tours. Some opportunities including computer access and working with children will require a federal background check which will be handled by the refuge. A valid state driver’s license is required to operate government vehicles. References are required and contacted.
A minimum of 28 service hours for each individual per week is required. Volunteers will be required to provide their own factory-built RV. Refuge has two sites with full hookups, including electricity, water and sewer. Free Wi-Fi internet service is available. A building for RV volunteers having laundry and shower facilities will soon be available. Commitment of at least 3 months is preferred.
The Headquarter Unit is located in south Bossier City and has a new Visitor Center and Education Center. We have five miles of hiking trails that circle around an oxbow lake. Bring your canoe or kayak, binoculars, camera and fishing poles. Over 245 species of birds have been observed and we are a hotspot for dragonflies and butterflies also. We offer great fishing on the Headquarters refuge lake and on the Red River; great wildlife viewing and some hunting. When in season you can pick pecans or wild plums. In June, and July, we host summer camps for youth. Most volunteer work will be done at the headquarters unit but there are opportunities to work on our other three refuge units within the Red River Valley. Friendly, well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Please see the refuge website to learn more about the refuge or visit our Facebook page to learn more about what is happening here. www.Facebook.com/RedRiverNWR
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Two, new RV pads with full hookups. Bath and Laundry facility coming soon.