• Trail/Campground Maintenance • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
This position is for volunteer assistance in maintaining the Day Use Area and other facilities at the National Bison Range, Moiese, Montana.
General duties: Ensuring a clean and well-maintained site for the public is of the utmost importance. All supplies, tools, and equipment are provided by the FWS. Volunteers would be required to perform some or all of the following:
Cleaning and stocking vault toilets
Mowing/line trimming (as needed)
Litter pick up
Reporting vandalism or facilities that are in need of repair
Weed pulling along trails
Other facilities upkeep as requested
Volunteers must be physically capable of performing these duties.
Season, Schedule, and Utilities:
We are seeking volunteers that are available from approximately the beginning of May thru October 31st. Hosts typically volunteer 4 days a week, may include weekends and holidays. A full season’s commitment is required. A typical commitment is 8 hours/day and 32 hours/week. Refuge staff will coordinate with the volunteers regarding the time of day to complete any maintenance duties. The schedule could vary depending on seasonal demands and needs.
Hosts must provide their own RV or camp trailer in which to live. RV sites are provided on the nearby Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 10 miles away. The site includes electricity and water. Pets may be permitted on a case by case basis but have to be approved ahead of time and must be on leash. Also, ATVs, UTVs, and motorcycles have to stay on existing roads and trails. A vehicle will be provided for driving from the RV site to the National Bison Range or other work sites. The FWS can cover some mileage costs for travel to the RV site at the beginning and end of the season.
The post office is located in Charlo, where hosts can either pay for PO Box or can have mail delivered to the office.
Volunteering for the FWS provides a great service to the public, and most volunteers find the experience rewarding. We thank you for your interest in volunteering for the National Bison Range and National Wildlife Refuge System.
Applicants must submit:
A volunteer application
If requested, a resume with past work or volunteer experience and three references
A background investigation will also be conducted if tentatively selected for the position;
Pictures of RV/Camper that will be utilized on refuge site
You are encouraged to apply! If you have questions or are interested in this position, feel free to call the National Bison Range at (406) 644-2211 x206 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteer must provide their own RV or camp trailer. RV pad in provided. Propane and water provided. No septic.