• Computers • Other • Science • General Assistance
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The National Map Corps - Volunteer Map Editor
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.
• Computers • Conservation Education • Office/Clerical • Range/Livestock • Timber/Fire Prevention • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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We are looking for energetic, friendly and outgoing "people-persons" to assist in the day-to-day operations of our Visitor Information Center. You would help visitors find the perfect trail, campground, or picnic area, as well as learn about how to protect the forest, get to know the local plants and animals, and be safe. Meet and work with others that have similar interests, and contribute to a team focused on providing service to their community. Develop a greater understanding of the forest environment.
The Santa Rosa Ranger District Office is located in the USDA Service Center that also offices Farm Services and Natural Resources and Conservation Services (NRCS). This new office is located at the west end of town just off of West Winnemucca Blvd. We expect a considerable amount of interest from the public looking for information about the Santa Rosa’s in our new location due to better signage on the main street as visitors come into town.
This opportunity consists of meeting and greeting forest visitors and the dissemination of area information. The assistant duties include the selling of items such as maps and firewood permits; some restocking and inventory maintenance, giving directions and making suggestions on area attractions. The position is 2 to 3 days a week, 4 to 7 hours a day. There is an Office Manager who will train and guide you in the day-to-day operations, area attractions and local information.
The Santa Rosa Mountain Range is located 60 miles north of Winnemucca along Highway 95 to State Route 290 and has one developed campground (Lye Creek) which is nestled in a grove of aspen trees along Lye Creek. It sits at an elevation of 7,398 feet.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: No housing is available.
DESCRIPTION: Volunteers will conduct litter removal at Red Rock Canyon NCA to include the Visitor Center complex, trails, and parking areas. DUTIES: Will be to perform litter pick-up and removal of all trash in the area of responsibility. The trash will be collected and disposed of by the group. The group will be responsible to wear proper clothing, gloves and shoes, and properly using all tools. The group will be briefed on the proper tool etiquette and safety and beware of their surroundings at all times. RESULTS: To help maintain cleanliness at Red Rock Canyon NCA. BENEFIT: Opportunity to work outdoors and have a direct positive impact on the natural resources in Red Rock Canyon NCA.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Volunteers will remove graffiti as soon as they can once it has been reported. You will work projects on the Public lands of southern Nevada. These projects can be in the developed and undeveloped areas of these public lands. These projects are strenuous and may be performed on uneven ground, during inclement weather. They will involve lifting and the use of tools. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: You will be a member of a graffiti removal team. You will operate out of the offices of the appropriate agency and operate government vehicles. Graffiti will be removed by various means including but not limited to: bio-degradable chemicals and wire brushes, grinding, sandblasting and painting. You may be required to hike in and camp overnight in remote areas. bi
Operate a government vehicle (if licensed to operate government vehicle) .
Operate air compressors and generators.
Use hand and power tools.
Use bio-degradable chemicals.
Properly load and store equipment.
Mix and store paint.
Use appropriate rollers, brushes and spray gun to cover graffiti on structures and facilities.
Proper use of drop cloths and protective clothing.
Maintain and clean equipment after use.
Supervise other volunteers with special projects. (Eagle Scouts or other projects.)
Job Description: Greet visitors and provide them with information about Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, area attractions, and Las Vegas general information Duties:Become familiar with the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the area so that you can provide visitors with descriptions and information about the trails, picnic areas, scenic drive, geology, plants, and animals. Distribute literature to visitors. Use trail photo books to enhance information provided to visitors. Restock brochures, permits, and lost and found forms; leave note for any required reorder with the desk supervisor. Clean the listening wands and check videos for sound quality. Refer BLM policy inquiries or emergency situations to BLM staff member. Training: Volunteer Orientation, Desk OrientationTime Commitment: 4 hours per month
Job Description: Hike the trail of the NCA. Observe and report any problems to the Volunteer Coordinator using the volunteer report form. Training Required: New Volunteer Orientation, Desert Survival, Map Reading, Personal Safety Training Suggested: First Aid/CPR
Volunteers will generally be assigned to a specific location (Sandstone Quarry, High Lost Creek/Willow Springs, and Pine Creek) or as a “rover”, who will stop at each parking lot while driving around the loop. Each location will be assigned at least two volunteers. While at these locations the Ambassador will provide information to the public upon request. The Ambassador, at their option, may wish to hike a portion of some trails to observe visitor activity, check for trash accumulation and in general make contact with visitors in these areas. If the Ambassador wishes, they can pick up the trash they find and dispose of it. The Ambassador will maintain a tally of customers serviced and submit a report at the end of the shift, leaving the report with the receptionist or at the receptionist’s desk.
Job Description:Trail maintenance and design within General Management Plan guidelines; area rehabilitation and improvement; graffiti removal; smaller construction projects.Qualifications:Physically able to move over uneven terrain in extreme temperature ranges. Ability to safely carry 25 pounds. General construction knowledge and/or willingness to learn. Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of people. Training: Volunteer Orientation; CPR/First Aid; Equipment Operation; Radio Instruction; Defensive Driving (if operating government vehicles); specialized trail maintenance classes as available.Time Commitment: One or two days per month, generally weekends.
• Campground Host • Construction/Maintenance • Historical Preservation • Trail/Campground Maintenance • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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We are in need of an RV campground host for the Virgin Valley Campground located in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. The Sheldon Refuge is located in a remote part of northwest Nevada near the Oregon state line. The Refuge was created for pronghorn antelope in 1931 and is 575,000 acres of high desert, sagebrush habitat.
The Virgin Valley Campground has an artesian warm spring which has been developed into a swimming pool and piped into a bath house with showers. Visititation is highly variable and ranges from zero to over one hundred people on holiday weekends. From May through June, most visitors come to search for opals on mining claims throughout Virgin Valley. Starting in August, many visitors participate in big game hunting throughout the Refuge. Other activities in the area include bird watching, hiking, and fishing.
Preferred dates: 5 week periods from mid May through the end of October.
Number of positions: 1
Reimbursement: No, but an award is possible.
Accommodations: RV parking, 50 Amp power, water, septic, phone line
Vehicle provided: Yes, for volunteer work. Includes radio and satellite message system
Main duties include:
Welcome the public to the Virgin Valley Campground;
Greet visitors in a Fish & Wildlife Service volunteer uniform;
Provide visitor information and short interpretive presentations;
Maintain campground and facilities (including trash pickup, cleaning fire rings, and cleaning outhouses);
Assist with small construction and maintenance projects (installing, replacing and repairing signs, picnic tables and fire rings; assisting maintence staff with misc. small projects);
Assist with other Refuge projects as skills and ablities allow.
Willing to work 32 hours per week, including Saturday, Sunday, and holidays;
Valid drivers license;
Desire to talk with the public:
Skills and ability to work alone in remote rugged backcountry areas
Tent or RV for five week stay (or longer).
Camp host will be provided a refuge vehicle for travel to other campgrounds within the refuge. Laundry, freezer space, phone, and internet service are available at the Refuge Headquarters located one mile from the campground. Winnemucca, NV or Lakeview, OR are the nearest full-serice communities each about 95 miles away. Denio, NV about 25 miles away is a small community with some services, including a restaurant and the nearest cell phone service.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Large parking space and full RV hookup with 50A power, water, septic, and phone line is provided, but volunteers will need to provide their own tent, RV, or camper. There is no cell phone coverage at the campground. Phone for calling card calls, internet connection, laundry facilities, and freezer space are available at Refuge Headquarters (one mile from campground).