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From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources.

Volunteering for the Refuge
Interested in volunteering for Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge? Volunteers are needed all year, especially during our busy season which is November through April. Opportunities vary but might include: 

  • Ecological Data Assistants – Includes mapmaking, photopoint and data collection. 
  • Recreation Impact Specialists – Includes sign maintenance and road reclamation. 
  • Refuge Research Assistant – Includes cataloging data, organizing slides and library research. 
  • Visitor Contact Specialist - Greet visitors, answer telephone, issue permits and more. 
  • Maintenance Assistant - Groundskeeping, carpentry, vehicle maintenance and fence building. 
  • Refuge Interpreter - Teach Leave No Trace techniques, lead nature hikes, conduct environmental education programs for schools, etc. 
  • Special projects -- Photography, computer work, artwork and other seasonal projects. 

Please contact the refuge for more details on the refuge’s volunteer program.

An Important Partner
The Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association is an educational and charitable organization located in the heart of the spectacular Sonoran desert in Ajo, Arizona. It is dedicated to stimulating interest in and providing knowledge about the natural history of the Sonoran Desert as well as the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.  The organization was started in Ajo, Arizona, in 1995 when it sponsored the first tours to Childs Mountain lookout during National Wildlife Week. Ever since that time, the Association has coordinated with refuge staff to offer these tours, as well as help with other special events and projects.

Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
P.O. Box 234
Ajo, Arizona 85321-0234


Last Updated: Jul 12, 2013
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