Are you someone that wants to support conservation for our national mammal? Are you ready to spend your summer in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem? This is your moment: We need someone that’s confident, efficient, and a good public speaker to direct our 2023 Summer Outreach season! You will be setting up tabling events within the park to educate guests about the buffalo and the plights they face. You will also coordinate upcoming tribal youth visits to the campaign, showing them the ecosystem and the majestic buffalo! This is the perfect opportunity to spend the summer with the buffalo, supporting them while staying in one of the most beautiful places in the West!

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Summer Volunteer Coordinator Job Description

Supervised By:

Executive Director – James Holt

Works closely with:

Volunteer Coordinator, Office Coordinator, Director of Strategic Operations, Maintenance Coordinator, Volunteers

Position Overview:

The duties of the Summer Volunteer Coordinator are:

  • Summer Tabling Outreach at Yellowstone National Park and locally within the Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • Coordinator for the Tribal Youth Outreach Program
  • Support for safe and thorough training, transition, and orientation for Volunteers into the Buffalo Field Campaign Community

This is a seasonal position from [2023 Dates: June 1, 2023 - September 5, 2023 (unless you wanted Tribal Youth Groups here in September)]. This fulltime position is located in West Yellowstone, Montana.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties:

Outreach Responsibilities:

  • Organize Summer Tabling Outreach Program to reach new and existing Supporters visiting Yellowstone National Park
  • Schedule weekly locations including an overnight camping schedule for remote tabling locations
  • Coordinate supply of Outreach Materials and set-up of table
  • Manage fundraising activities for the sale of BFC eStore Merchandise (Stickers, Books, etc.) and for the acceptance of donations
  • Practice Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) principles in all professional responsibilities (work and volunteer) and in BFC communication

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Review Volunteer Applications and accept new volunteers with the assistance of the Office Coordinator and the Director of Strategic Operations
  • Welcome new volunteers when they arrive and provide an orientation to BFC Headquarters: Food, Bunks, Gear, and General Cabin Life
  • Conduct an Orientation PowerPoint Training and manage the completion of all paperwork: Volunteer Agreement, Policies, and Waivers
  • Discuss meeting schedule, responsibilities, and daily schedule
  • Train volunteers in Summer Tabling Outreach and Fundraising Responsibilities
  • Facilitate the scheduling of assigned responsibilities, voluntary shift responsibilities, and volunteer projects through the tabling schedule, nightly meeting, and in coordination with other Coordinators and the Director of Strategic Operations to help align volunteer skills with ongoing projects
  • Maintain Volunteer Information Sheets and provide recommendations for updates for the Volunteer Information Sheets and Volunteer Handbook
  • Coordinate arrival and departures of volunteers

Tribal Youth Outreach Program:

  • Be a Youth Leadership Coordinator for the Tribal Youth Outreach Program
  • Coordinate schedule for Tribal Stays at BFC with the Office Coordinator, Maintenance Coordinator, and Director of Strategic Operations
  • Welcome Tribal Youth Groups and provide an orientation to BFC Headquarters: Food, Bunks, Gear, and Inside and Outside Educational and Recreational Areas
  • Conduct an Orientation PowerPoint Training and manage the completion of all paperwork: Youth/Chaperone Agreements, Policies, and Waivers


This position requires that you live on-site and offers free housing within the Lodge including all meals, internet, and laundry.


  • Volunteer Internship or Staff Experience working and residing at BFC
  • Experience working with Youth in a paid or unpaid capacity including Professional Experience, Volunteer Leadership Experience, Tutoring, Coaching, Babysitting, or as a Parent/Guardian/Family Member
  • Approachable and able to work effectively with and recruit a diverse group of people
  • Responsible
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to problem-solve
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous Volunteer or Volunteer Management Experience
  • Wildlife experience including Bison, habitat, or coexistence experience
  • Outdoor Recreation Skills including hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing/kayaking/rafting/boating (river, lake, or ocean), biking, swimming, climbing, or outdoor activities performed at elevation
  • Familiarity with Federal, State, and/or Local Laws, Regulations, and Policies including the Department of the Interior, Multi-Agency Management Plans, advocacy of legislation, petition collection, and public comment periods
  • Experience or Partnership Experience with Native American Tribes

Volunteering for Campaign: If a bison protection related or BFC-initiated activity does not fall under the duties of this position, it may be undertaken at the discretion of the Summer Volunteer Coordinator and Supervisor(s) or Executive Director on a volunteer basis.

Hours and Compensation: This position is not to exceed 40 hours per week. Pay is $13.50 per hour with 8 days paid vacation.

Please email cover letter and resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.