• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is a wetlands oasis on the northern edge of the mojave desert preserved for thousands of migratory birds and is an important nesting ground for the endangered southwestern willow flycatcher. Campground hosts play an important role in informing the public of the refuge’s conservation mission and many recreational opportunities. To learn more about the refuge please visit www.fws.gov/refuge/pahranagat and view our refuge’s film.
Greet visitors and provide information about the refuge. Restock brochures throughout the refuge.
Assist in light, daily cleaning of displays, and restrooms. This includes cleaning pit toilets, fire pits, grills, picking up litter, light maintenance, and light grounds keeping.
Inform visitors of regulations
Report infractions and other user conserns to management
Record information on visitation
Be available to assist with special events and interpretive programs
Occasionally fill in at visitor center when other staff are not available
Drive a refuge vehicle
Wear U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service volunteer’s uniform.
If desired, volunteers may also have the opportunity to assist with other refuge duties such as hosting at the visitor center front desk, removing invasive weeds, and participating in special events.
Requirements: The Campground Host position requires a commitment of 24 hours per volunteer per week.
Pahranagat NWR is located about 90 minutes northeast of Las Vegas, NV. Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, 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. We can also offer lodging in the refuge bunkhouse to potential volunteers who do not have RVs. The commitment requires 24 hours/week of volunteer work per resident. Start date is flexible.
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: On site electric 30/50a, propane, sewage, covered RV parking area. Water must be transported to RV site via a refuge truck and trailer.