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  • Kathih
    Kathih:
    We are completing a four month gig at EB Forsythe NWR in NJ. Came this far to be near grands. The refuge is nice. Birding and photography are the main guest activities.
    Volunteers need to be self motivated as the vol coordinator retired and the staff is...  more
    • July 7
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    • Kathih
      Stetson Is this a year round position?  Do you have contact info?  Thanks
      • July 7
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      • Kathih
        Kathih I’m not sure if it is year round.  The contact person is Keena Graham.  609-652-1665.
        • July 7
    • Kathih
      Stetson Thank you.
      • July 7
  • Chari 'n Steve
    Chari 'n Steve:
    We are spending the summer volunteering at Grand Portage National Monument in northern Minnesota. This is an excellent opportunity for history buffs, those wanting to develop interpretive skills and those who want to be involved with multiple venues of Li...  more
    • June 1
    • Hank & Shirleen and 2 others like this.
    • Chari 'n Steve
      J.D. (The One) Is an RV site provided? What is the nature of history one is providing?
      • June 1
    • Chari 'n Steve
      Chari 'n Steve This site is dedicated to the Fur Trade and specifically between the Northwest Company and Ojibwe people. The time period is the height of Northwest activity in the 1790s. Check out basic site info on www.nps.gov. You will be required to develop and give ...  more
      • July 10
  • B. Jones (The Provocative One)
    B. Jones (The Provocative One) :
    I have been volunteering in National Parks, National Forrest's, BLM, Oregon State Parks and Washington State Parks for the last 15 years. Finally found a group that matches my interests. Always looking for new experiences and opportunities. Will be return...  more
    • April 2
    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 4 others like this.
    • B. Jones (The Provocative One)
      wannavolunteerft I am not quite ready to begin volunteering in the parks, but I do have questions about how well you were accepted as a single volunteer.  (I saw you were part of a singles group too). So many ads call for a couple rather than a single individual. I h...  more
      • April 3
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      • B. Jones (The Provocative One)
        B. Jones (The Provocative One) Good morning,
        I have found the federal parks and campgrounds will bring on a single. The opening is usually a camp host position. Will mean a little more work but not all that hard. As a "single" I actually been running a small visitors center, camp...  more
      • B. Jones (The Provocative One)
        Chari 'n Steve I have single friends who have worked NPS sites and USFWS Wildlife Refuges numerous times. As long as you are willing to work 32 hours while couples work 24 hours you should have no difficulty finding opportunities.
        • June 1
    • B. Jones (The Provocative One)
      Joan and Steve My husband wants to volunteer at a lighthouse. Do they let volunteers do tours? How long a commitment is required? This summer we're working for Fish and Wildlife in North Dakota. We have plans at a fish hatchery in Washington for 2019. Hide 2 Replies
      • B. Jones (The Provocative One)
        Michael Smith/Judy Doyle Yaquina Head Lighthouse (BLM) tours are run by Rangers. Volunteers work Tide Pools and Interpretive Center. Still a great place to volunteer.
      • B. Jones (The Provocative One)
        JacknKaren We volunteered for one month at a Heceta Head lighthouse that is north of Florence and lead tours there. Oregon has volunteers at Cape Meares and Cape Blanco Lighthouses
    • B. Jones (The Provocative One)
      Joan and Steve Did you just volunteer? Was it tours of the lighthousr? My husband would like to do the tours but was told they don't use volunteers for that. He was told they use volunteers for the tidal pools.
      • June 1
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      • B. Jones (The Provocative One)
        JacknKaren At Heceta volunteers lead 20 minute tours. You “work” a 4 hour shift at the lighthouse with other volunteers (usually 4 or 5 depends on season) taking turns conducting the tours. You do go inside but unfortunately can’t take the tour up to the light anymo...  more
  • Andrea & Larry
    Andrea & Larry :
    We will be going fulltime after I retire in August this year & plan to do some camp hosting. I was reading some ads for camp hosts in a couple Texas COE's that stated application was online with a Background check. Is a background check a routine thing ...  more
    • February 7
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    • Andrea & Larry
      Pam and Bob My husband and I volunteer at State Parks and have done one National Park. Only the National Park required a background check and they paid for it.
    • Andrea & Larry
      North Point Pointed South (formerly Lou N Kathy) Have done Bureau of Reclamation and COE and they both did a background check, at their expense.
    • Andrea & Larry
      Judith & Mark If you will be handling money for the government, they will want a background check. I have never heard of them ever asking the applicant to pay for it. Hide 1 Reply
      • Andrea & Larry
        North Point Pointed South (formerly Lou N Kathy) Don’t even have to be handling money.  We were light maintenance for COE (well, supposedly....the position was misrepresented and more heavy work), and as camp hosts with the BOR we are not allowed to handle money (make change, sell firewood, can’t e...  more
    • Andrea & Larry
      CALMAR I had a background check done for SD State Parks and Arizona State Parks accepted the SD background check.
    • Andrea & Larry
      JacknKaren Yes, also required with Oregon State Parks.
      • June 1
  • Jim and Darlene Wright
    Jim and Darlene Wright:
    It looks like volunteer opportunities are opening up. Forty listings on volunteer .gov today for this summer. We are already set for the Santa Fe national forest, or I would look really hard at some of the positions.
    • February 6
  • Dave Cavagnaro Sr.
    Dave Cavagnaro Sr.:
    Samuel p. Taylor state Parkin redwood forest near San Francisco looking for campground host starting May 1st Call 415 -488-9897
    • February 6
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  • Sandy & Carl
    Sandy & Carl:
    Couple with 12 years volunteering experience in National Wildlife Refuges, National Parks, National Forests and State Wildlife Reserves looking for position in FL for next winter. Most interested and experienced in visitor services such as VC staffing, Wi...  more
    • February 5
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    • Sandy & Carl
      Travels of John and Bridget Have you looked on volunteer.gov ?
  • Judith & Mark
    Judith & Mark :
    SUMMER 2018 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY.
    Sedona AZ. Park your rig right inside a red rock canyon, and enjoy red rock views before you even throw back the covers! Palatki Heritage Site needs volunteers to interpret Sinagua cliff dwelling and pictograph sites. ...  more
    • February 1
  • Joan and Steve
    Joan and Steve:
    Sullts Hill National Game Preserve. Has anyone ever worked here before? We start in May and are very excited to go to North Dakota.
    • December 16, 2017
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    • Joan and Steve
      Joan and Steve Supposed. To read Sullys
      • December 16, 2017
    • Joan and Steve
      Chari 'n Steve What size RV will fit? Coordinator contact info, please. Just for future use.
      • December 17, 2017
    • Joan and Steve
      Joan and Steve We have a 42 foot motorhome and a 24 foot trailer. They have room for us. The person we have been talking to is Coleen Graue.
      • December 17, 2017
  • Jim and Darlene Wright
    Jim and Darlene Wright:
    My wife and I would like to volunteer at a no-kill animal shelter or a food bank. But, we would like a RV site. I have found one near Truth or Consequences NM. Does anyone know of another?
    • November 13, 2017
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