Conserve and restore habitat for indigenous flora and fauna
Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
Conserve and restore habitat for indigenous plants, seabirds, water birds, monk seals and sea turtles
Weekly cost (approx USD):
Direct benefits you gain:
field research skills
remote scenic location
Noteworthy conservation points:
Shared accommodation on the island
When does the project run?
How long can I stay?
Must be willing and able to work 40+ hours per week.
Must be in excellent physical and mental condition; able to walk 10 miles a day over variable
terrain, lift and carry 25 lbs, ride a bicycle, swim, and be able to perform repetitive stooping and
Must be able to perform all duties in inclement weather including high heat and humidity, strong
winds, and heavy rain.
Must be able to pass a swim test (100 m swim, 100 m snorkel, and 2 minutes treading water).
Must be comfortable with the use of pesticides.
Must have a valid driver’s license and current passport that does not expire for at least one year
Details of the day-to-day life on the project:
Duties and Responsibilities: Volunteers are expected to work 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday with additional nights, early mornings, and weekend work as needed. Volunteer work includes invasive plant and rodent removal manually and chemical applications of pesticides, native plant propagation, seed collection and processing, seabird and Laysan duck monitoring, marine debris removal, data entry and proofing, equipment maintenance, and other tasks depending on current projects and refuge needs.
Remote field experience in the Hawaiian archipelago with a focus on:
invasive species control
plant identification and plant propagation
avian identification, handling, and reproductive monitoring
Ideal candidates will possess:
strong interpersonal skills
able to work well independently as well as closely in a small group
easy-going with a good sense of humor
flexible to changing conditions
boating, kayaking, and snorkel experience
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