Rainforest Realignment Volunteers at Palmyra Atoll NWR


Welcome to Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge! Just about halfway between Hawai‘i and American Samoa lies Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Palmyra consists of a circular string of about 26 islets nestled among several lagoons and encircled by 15,000 acres of shallow turquoise reefs and...



About 1,000 miles south-southwest of
Honolulu, HI 85344
United States

Volunteer Position Overview

Volunteers Needed
Recruitment Start Date
Recruitment End Date
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Training Required
Security Clearance Needed
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About This Position

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is recruiting four volunteers available from approximately Sep 5th to late January 2023 to participate in an invasive plant control project at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Selected volunteers will spend about 3-weeks in Honolulu for preparation and training before being deployed to Palmyra Atoll for approximately 4-months. Volunteers will have the rare opportunity to live in this remote setting surrounded by rainforest, seabirds, land crabs and rich coral reefs. The volunteers will be participating in an exciting long-term project to realign Palmyra’s rainforest from coconut dominated to native forest. This island restoration project’s goal is to improve island and coral reef resiliency to climate change.

To selected applicants that can commit to the entire work period, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide: Transportation to and from Honolulu, HI from major US cities; Housing in Honolulu and Palmyra Atoll; Food while stationed on Palmyra (but not for periods in Honolulu for training); and personal protective equipment.

Applications will be accepted until June 29th.


Back Country/Wilderness
Weed/Invasive Species Control

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