• Archaeology • Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance
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Job Summary: Volunteers (docents) are responsible to welcome and orient visitors at the 1880s historic Sod House Ranch, 4 miles from Refuge headquarters. The Ranch consists of eight remaining buildings and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 because they represent a largely intact Ranch of its era. Docents are responsible to staff a small contact station and provide docent-led tours to connect visitors with historic and natural resources. Beginners to advanced birders are welcomed. Other tasks may include light maintenance.
Time Commitment: A minimum of one month (30 days) and 24 hours per week is required. Volunteers are scheduled from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, and may include weekends.
Housing Details: RV sites are available for Refuge volunteers at Refuge headquarters. RV sites include level concrete pads, full hookups (water, sewage and 50 amps), WiFi, laundry facility, fully equipped kitchen, shower and restroom facility, and a furnished common room and a screened in porch.
Training: Training will be provided. Government vehicle will be provided for volunteer duties.
About the Refuge: Malheur National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 187,000 acres of in the Oregon’s high desert. The Refuge is famous for its tremendous diversity and concentrations of wildlife. Boasting over 340 bird species and 67 mammal species, Malheur is a mecca for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV sites are available for Refuge volunteers. RV sites include level concrete pads, full hookups (water, sewage and 50 amps), WiFi, laundry facility, fully equipped kitchen, shower and restroom facility, and a furnished common room and a screened in porch.