• Construction/Maintenance • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife • General Assistance
Photo Courtesy of FWS
About the Refuge: Malheur National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 187,000 acres in the Oregon’s high desert. The Refuge is famous for its tremendous diversity and concentrations of wildlife. Boasting over 320 bird species and 60 mammal species, Malheur is a mecca for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Job Summary: Volunteers in the Visitor Center are responsible to welcome and orient visitors by ensuring that visitors feel welcomed, helping visitors find accurate, timely, and appropriate materials and information, informing visitors of recreational opportunities on the Refuge and in the surrounding areas, and educating visitors about habitat, birds and other wildlife. Beginners to advanced birders are welcomed. Other tasks may include interpretation, and conduct guided tours and light maintenance.
Volunteers in the Nature Store are responsible for stocking and displaying merchandise, being knowledgeable about merchandise, assisting visitors and answering questions, and handling sales/transactions. The Nature Store is operated by the Friends of Malheur.
Training: Training will be provided.
Time Commitment: A minimum of one month (30 days) and 24 - 32 hours per week is required. Volunteers are scheduled from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, and may include weekends.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Five RV sites are available for volunteers. RV sites include level concrete pads, full hookups (water, sewage and 50 amps), WiFi, laundry facility, fully equipped kitchen, shower and restroom facility, and a furnished day room and screen porch area.