Midway Atoll NWR FWS Volunteer Position

The US Fish and Wildlife Service seeks Refuge Biology volunteers for a 6 month tour of duty for the Winter 2016-2017 Season at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. 


 Duties: Volunteer work empahsizes habitat restoration including native plant propagation and out-planting, seed collection and processing, removal of invasive plants Botha by hand and through chemical application of herbicide and monitoring plant populations. Other work includes seabird and Laysa duck monitoring, marine debris removal, data entry, and equipment maintenance, along with other tasks depending on current projects and refuge needs.  Volunteers are expected to work 40 hours/week with additional 20 weekend work when necessary. 

Dates:  The winter season begins on October 11, 2016 and end in late March/early April 2017. Applications are due by July 1, 2016. Start dates are not flexible due to limited flights to Midway and training requirements for new volunteers.  

TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying, please email a single .pdf file that includes a cover letter, resume outlining relevant education and work experience, and three work-related references (with phone and email) to  meg_duhrschultz@fws.gov.

Pleasr title the file in this format: YourLastName_Fall2016.  

Before appkying, please read the full volunteer announcement here: http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Region_1/NWRS/Zone_1/Midway_Atoll/Sections/What_We_Do/Get_Involved/Volunteer%20Announcment%202016.pdf

Preference will be given to those with an educational or professional background in biology, conservation science, or botany.  Habitat restoration, plant propagation, weed control, remote field, and/or bird handling experience preferred. 

For more information, please call: Meg Duhr-Schultz, 808-954-4819.