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Refuge taking student applications for Youth Conservation Corps

April 10, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel is hiring high school students for its annual Youth Conservation Corps summer program.

It is hiring three students to assist with either maintenance or visitor services.

The YCC program targets teens ages 15-18 to provide them with a valuable work-earn-learn experience. The eight-week program will run from June 11 through Aug. 3.

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Duties for the maintenance position will include facilities and trail maintenance and removal of invasive plants. Visitor services duties will include assisting with environmental education tours, greeting visitors, working in the visitor center, answering phones and entering data.

All three students will participate in educational field trips to local environmental venues.

Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 30-minute break for lunch.

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Compensation is $9 per hour.

Reliable transportation is required; Sanibel toll is paid by the participant.

On the application, indicate which position is of interest in by circling either Maintenance or Visitor Services at the bottom of the form. No prior work experience is required.

The deadline for applications is May 10 at 4 p.m.

To submit an application, mail it, fax 239-472-4061 or email

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is at 1 Wildlife Drive.



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