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Located in the historic "Northern Neck" region of Virginia, the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge affords visitors the opportunity to experience wildlife and a rural landscape similar, in places, to that which Captain John Smith experienced in the early 1600's. The Northern Neck is the northernmost of three peninsulas on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Many important historical figures were born on the Northern Neck, including U.S. presidents George Washington, James Madison, and James Monroe, as well as signers of the Declaration of Independence, Francis Lightfoot Lee and Richard Henry Lee, and the Confederate Civil War general Robert E. Lee.
Our refuge is rural but all general shopping is located within 15 minutes. We are conveniently located 1 hour from Richmond & Fredericksburg, VA. and 2.5 hours from Washington D.C. Additional benefits include great bird watching, fishing, hiking and close proximity to the Rappahannock River.
In exchange for the use of a RV pad with full hookup (water, sewer, 50 and 30 amp electric, with Laundry facilities on site) we require 32 hours per week per person (single) or a minimum of 24 hours per week each per couple. Our volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:
Management (under supervision) of the fall white tail deer hunt program. This includes but is not limited to, issuing permits, monitering refuge hunt phone line, preparing special use permits. Volunteers who already have a Certificate of Investigation ( full background check) are given priority for this position. Volunteers must be willing to serve from Sept 15th thru Dec 15th. and be highly organized and able to work independently.
General office assistance
General light maintenance to include mowing, trails, stocking kiosks, painting, etc.
Assistance with special events, including Earth Day Celebration (April), Kids Fishing Day (June), Go Wild (May), occasional special programs for local groups such as bluebird box building, short environmental education etc.
Assist Friends of the Rappahannock with outreach at local off-site festivals and events
General maintenance ( mowing, painting, trails, stocking visitor kiosks)
General office assistance
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Gravel RV pads with full hookup (water, sewer, 50amp electric). Laundry facilities on site. Spotty local TV reception, recommend personal satellite TV.