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Red-winged blackbird 512 X 219From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources.  Become a volunteer and contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.

Volunteering at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge can be an extremely rewarding experience. Services performed by volunteers are valuable in accomplishing refuge goals, and are important in wildlife conservation. 

Volunteer services are needed most at the refuge during the spring, summer, and fall months. We have opportunities in the following areas: 

Trail maintenance
Biological Assistant
Garage Mechanic
Computer Graphics and Digital Photography
Festival Assistant Coordinator
Exhibit Designer
Tour Guide (interpretation)
Environmental Education (school outreach programs)
Education Booklet Designer
Native plant landscaping
Trash cleanup 

Whether you want to make a long or short term commitment, the refuge may have a volunteer opportunity for you. 

Please contact the refuge at (575) 625-4009 or email

Page Photo Credits — Red-winged blackbird/USFWS, Dragonfly species / USFWS, All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2012
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