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We have non-paid RV volunteer opportunities year round. We usually schedule volunteers for two - four month assignments. We provide camper pads with full hook ups, but do not offer any other housing needs for volunteers on the refuge.
Responsibilities include grounds maintenance and mowing early spring thru late fall. We also need a volunteer to work in the visitor center and small gift shop. This is an ideal situation for a couple.
If you like rustic, rural surroundings, away from the bright city lights, we're just the place for you. Our 40,000 acre lake is the largest natural lake in North Carolina, with about 10,000 acres of surrounding woodlands and water impoundments. We are home to thousands of migrating tundra swans, snow geese, Canada geese, and a wide variety of ducks. during the winter. The birds leave in the early spring. The refuge then becomes popular all spring, summer and fall for fishing and crabbing.
The lake is popular for fishing, crabbing, and photography, not for swimming (we do have alligators). The refuge is open daylight hours only; no overnight camping is allowed.
Our camper pad is set up for 2 RVs. A single volunteer works 32 hours per week, a couple works 24 hours each per week. With couples, one person is working maintenance while the other is greeting visitors, answering phones, light office duties. This is based on experience, abilities, and interests. We also maintain a pollinator garden, so some light gardening is included in the duties.
Located in Hyde County (eastern NC), the refuge is an easy drive to the ocean or some of our nearby larger towns, like Washington and Greenville.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteers must provide their own RV/trailer/fully equipped camper. Camper pads include water, sewer, electricity hook-ups, with free laundry access near by.