• Construction/Maintenance • Historical Preservation • Office/Clerical • Timber/Fire Prevention • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance
Photo Courtesy of FWS
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge is seeking part-time volunteers for the summer of 2020 in the eastern interior of Alaska. This opportunity is for couples who travel in their RV and enjoy working with the public and can provide light maintenance.
ABOUT THE REFUGE
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve 730,000 acres of land, conserving fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their natural diversity, to provide interpretation and environmental education to the public and to provide subsistence hunting opportunities to rural residents. The Tetlin Refuge is visited by thousands of migratory birds each spring and fall. Being the first refuge that travelers encounter when driving into Alaska, the Tetlin Refuge is in a strategic location to provide the initial Alaskan experience to visitors.
Season, Schedule, and Utilities:
Volunteer Hosts are scheduled 4 days a week for a total of 8 weeks. Date ranges are from May 17, 2020 - July 11, 2020or from July 12 ,2020 - August 29, 2020 .
Each individual will be provided $54.00 per day worked, and as a couple will be reimbursed up to $500.00 for travel expenses to Alaska. While on site, propane and generator fuel will be provided, fresh water (in the form of a portable water buffalo), electricity in the form of a diesel generator located on site, and a sewer dump. WiFi will be available during business hours, laundry is available at our bunkhouse nearby.
Hosts will be living onsite at the Tetlin Visitor Center, in a secluded RV campsite. RV site can accommodate up to a 60' rig, includes a fire pit and a picnic table. Recreation in the form of hiking, kayaking and canoeing is close by. The Visitor Center is located 8 miles from the US/Canada border, 90 miles from Tok. Host location is remote, without cell service or ability to use satellite television. Applicants should feel comfortable living off-grid.
Will help staff the Visitor Center during business hours, speaking to the public about wildlife, land conservation, and providing maps and handouts to individuals who wish to learn about the area
Lead short guided hikes on a moderately steep grade
Hosts provide light maintenance such as lawn care weekly, maintaining accessibility to trails, assist with projects such as painting facilities
Remove garbage from the Visitor Center and local sites maintained by Tetlin NWR
While working with Tetlin NWR, you will be provided with a government vehicle and are expected to be capable of hauling a small trailer for water, firewood, and misc. supplies as business requires.
Applicants should have some prior experience communicating with the public and be able to lift and carry up to 30lbs.
Hosts must provide their own self-contained RV or camp trailer to live in while onsite
Must possess current CPR and first aid certifications
Must possess valid driver's license
Applicants must submit:
A volunteer application
Attach a resume with past work or past volunteer experience and a minimum of three refrences. Please include photos of your RV/Camper that you will be utilized while at the refuge site.
If you have further questions about this volunteer oppurtunity please contact Volunteer Coordinatior Sierra Carmello at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907-883-9404
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteers provide their own self contained RV, utilities available onsite