• Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance
Resident volunteers at Moosehorn NWR typically spend most of their time assisting the maintenance and visitor services programs. Volunteers with FWS trainings such as AGTractor/UTV/heavy equipment operator and/or construction/carpentry skills are currently highly desired.
Projects are likely to include:
Mowing and trimming (around the headquarters area, residences, air quality station, entrance road, nature trails, kiosks, etc)
Recyclables (sort and haul to recycling center)
Painting, carpentry, plumbing and miscellaneous maintenance projects
Inspecting and inventorying signage on the Refuge
Assisting with special events
Welcoming and orienting visitors at the Headquarters Welcome Desk.
Other projects depending on needs
Number of hours required/week: 24 hours each for couple volunteers or 32 hours for single volunteers.
As a resident volunteer we would ideally like you to work for a minimum of 2 months from mid-May or early June through August or September.
The refuge will provide an RV site with electric (30/50 amp), water and sewer hookups plus access to laundry facilities. The RV site is located near the Headquarters building. Cell phone reception is mixed (US Cellular & Verizon provide the better options). There is WiFi service at the Bunkhouse and Headquarters. Pets are allowed on refuge grounds on a leash. The closest amenities that include grocery stores and library are about 6 miles away in the City of Calais. The larger city closest to the refuge is Bangor which is about a 2 hours drive. Insects can be troublesome including blackflies, ticks and mosquitoes.
Recreational opportunities on the Refuge, during the summer months include, hiking, biking, paddling, fishing and of course wildlife watching. The refuge is located only 2 1/2 hours from Acadia National Park and a short distance from the Canadian border with easy access to the Provinces of New Brunswick (right across the border), Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV site with electric (30/50 amp), water and sewer hookups plus access to laundry facilities. A Bunkhouse is also located nearby which houses up to 8 summer interns, seasonal staff and researchers.