• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is looking for volunteers interested in assisting the Visitor Services program, including staffing a large Visitor Center, leading interpretive and educational programs, assisting with special events, gardening, and trail and facility maintenance.
In exchange for 24 hours of volunteer service per week per person, the Refuge provides full hook-up (electricity, water and septic) and laundry facilities on site. Year-round opportunities are available in 3 month increments. Preference will be given to those available in spring (March/April/May) and fall (September/October/November).
Blackwater NWR is a part of the largest wetland complex in the Chesapeake Bay system and includes over 29,000 acres of rich tidal marsh, loblolly and mixed hardwood forest, managed freshwater wetlands and cropland. The refuge has one of the highest concentrations of nesting bald eagles on the Atlantic coast north of Florida. Visitors from all over the world visit Blackwater NWR each year to view spectacular wildlife, hike trails, paddle waterways, and enjoy the scenic landscapes. The refuge is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, only a few hours away from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia, and an hour from the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Two concrete trailer pads are available. RV pads have full hook-ups with electricity, water and septic. Laundry facilities are available on-site.