It is located15 miles east of Fairbanks, Alaska. Park Host will have duties with visitor assistance, landscaping, litter pickup, mowing and maintenance of bulletin boards. Duties include assisting visitors by providing park/recreation information and distributing Title 36, park maps, and other informational handouts. The volunteers will assist the Ranger staff with a wide variety of other duties throughout the season, although small changes are made based on when the thaw comes to interior Alaska. (Updated 03/01/2019)
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Volunteers are provided a full service campsite, including electric hook-up, water, and sewer in return for providing 24-30 hours a week of volunteer service.
• Construction/Maintenance • Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Other • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is seeking a resident visitor center and part-time maintenance volunteer couple for the summer of 2020 in beautiful Homer, Alaska. Greet visitors at a world class center, and share the stories of seabirds, marine mammals, and native cultures with folkss from all over the world!
ABOUT THE REFUGE
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge's headquarters, located in Homer, Alakas, was established to conserve marine mammals, seabirds and other migratory birds, and the marine resources upon which they rely along the Alaska coast. The Refuge's 3.4 million acres include the spectacular volcanic islands of the Aleutian Chain, the seabird cliffs of the remote Pribilof Islands, and icebound lands washed by the Chukchi Sea, providing essential habitat for some 40 million seabirds, representing more than 30 species. Although many of the individual islands and refuge lands are closed to public use to protect wildlife, Islands & Ocean Visitor Center, in Homer, provides visitors an opportunity to view wildlife from a mainland location, attracting more than 60,000 visitors to the center annually.
We are looking for a friendly, energetic couple to join our team for the 2020 summer season in Homer, Alaska. This opportunity is for a couple traveling with their RV, with experience in visitor services, and enjoys working with people and providing excellent customer service. Knowledge or willingness to learn about nature, ecology, wildlife, and plants including common species.
Visitor Services - Welcome visitors at Islands & Ocean Visitor Center, provide information and an orientation to the Refuge, Visitor Center, and Kachemak Bay, operate cash register in the bookstore, assist staff in the preparation of educational materials depending on interest, and light cleaning and maintenance of visitor center. Assist with special events including spring Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. Will work weekends. Must enjoy working with people and providing excellent customer service.
Maintenance - 1 individual will work 1/2 time with our maintenance team, assisting in the maintenance of grounds, facilities, vehicles and equipment. Assist with construction projects as needed. Carpentry and mechanical skills a plus as is the ability to use hand tools, trimmers, push and riding mowers. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
Minimum requirements to become a Resident Volunteer: provide self-contained recreational vehicle; volunteer for entirety of season; for a couple, be willing to contribute 32 hours per week per individual. An RV pad with electrical, water, and sewer provided in exchange for service. Background checks will be required.
If interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Visitor Center Manager, Kara Zwickey, at Kara_Zwickey@fws.gov or call 907-226-4675. Applications should include resume and 3 refrences.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Off-site RV pad available for full reimbursement. Includes electrical, water, and sewer. Site located 1 mile from Visitor Center.
• Computers • Other • Science • General Assistance
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Volunteers collect structures data for The National Map using our online mapping application. Structures include schools, hospitals, post offices, police stations, cemeteries, and other important public buildings. Volunteers check the location of existing structure points against aerial imagery to verify that it is on the correct building, and confirm that the name and address information are correct using authoritative sources (e.g. official school district website). Volunteers also add missing structure points to the map, and remove points for structures that no longer exist. By updating and verifying structures data across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, volunteers are making significant contributions to USGS National Structures Database, The National Map, and ultimately U.S. Topo Maps!
If you have access to the Internet and are willing to dedicate some time editing map data we hope you will consider participating! You do not need to live in any particular area to participate. Our editing guidelines explain how you can contribute data from anywhere.
Volunteers earn virtual badges for participating and are recognized for their contributions (with permission) via USGS and The National Map social media.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Other Description: This volunteer activity is done from your home or anywhere with Internet access.