• Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
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Volunteers needed for 3+-month commitments September 2018 - May 2019.
Why spend some time at the Refuge? Pahranagat is an oasis in the Mojave with year-round water, leaves that change color in the fall, and hundreds of species of birds that flock through during their migrations. It is a haven for hiking, biking, boating, hunting, and fishing. As a volunteer you can be part of a small, friendly Refuge team helping to staff our new visitor center and provide visitor services throughout the refuge.
Pahranagat NWR was established in 1963 as a stopover site for migratory birds. There have been 262 bird species recorded within the refuge. Some species might stop by for as little as a few hours before continuing on their migration route, while others stay all season and still others are permanent residents. There is always something new to see here, especially in the fall and spring! It is a great location for wildlife observation and photography. To learn more about the refuge go to www.fws.gov/refuge/pahranagat or watch our 15-minute long film about the refuge (https://vimeo.com/87545027).
Help is needed on the weekends and weekdays. As the resident host, you would provide orientation and interpretation to refuge visitors, answering questions in person and over the phone. You would cover topics regarding the refuge, local natural and cultural resources, safety precautions, rules and regulations, recreational opportunities, and area services. You would also assist staff with operations and maintenance of facilities, including cleaning bathrooms, emptying trash containers, ensuring refuge is free of litter and other more complex maintenance and visitor facility projects within your abilities. If you are interested, there are also possiblities to conduct structured programs for refuge visitors.
Pahranagat NWR is located about 90 minutes northeast of Las Vegas, NV. Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Great Basin, and Death Valley National Parks are all about a half day's drive.
RV or motor home utility hook-ups for electric, water, and sewage are available. Propane is also provided. The commitment requires 24 hours/week of visitor center hosting per resident. Exact start and end dates are negotiable. Volunteers are required to stay at least 3 months, but are welcome to extend their service longer.
When applying, please provide contact information for three references. Two references should be professional. If applying as couple, please provide both applicant names.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Water, sewer, electric, and propane hookups are provided.