Landscaping Volunteer

Facility

Badger at mound with dirt on its nose.
In southwest Idaho’s Treasure Valley, surrounded by suburban homes and farmlands, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge provides refuge for both wildlife and people. The refuge protects the Lake Lowell Unit and the Snake River Islands Unit to provide oases for resident and migratory wildlife,...

Location

Address

13751 Upper Embankment Rd
Nampa, ID 83686
United States

Volunteer Position Overview

Volunteers Needed
-
Recruitment Start Date
Recruitment End Date
Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Training Required
No
Security Clearance Needed
No
Virtual
No

About This Position

Keep refuge lawns and gardens clean and well-maintained. Duties include:

  • Mowing lawns around Visitor Center and Maintenance Shop
  • Weed-wacking to keep paved walking paths clear and accessible
  • Removing weeds or tumbleweeds, raking leaves, and pruning shrubs and dead growth

Safety orientation and training provided. May require volunteer to walk, stand, bend, crouch,, and perform moderate physical activity in a semi-arid climate. Volunteers should have the ability to work independently or the flexibility to coordinate schedule with other volunteers when working as a team.

Duties/Activities

Construction/Maintenance
Weed/Invasive Species Control

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