San Diego NWR Complex
Pacific Southwest Region


Where can you watch wildlife by a river that flows to the sea? The wetlands of Tijuana Slough or Sweetwater Marsh NWRs give that precious gift to thousands of visitors every year. Become a volunteer at one of our visitor centers, become a bird monitor, volunteer in our education programs and help conserve the view for future generations. No experience required!

Do you live inland? Love butterflies? Wildflowers in the spring? Cool riverine corridors? The wonderful expanse of Coastal Sage and Chaparral? Then, volunteer at the Otay-Sweetwater Unit of the San Diego NWR in Rancho San Diego.

We need your lifetime of knowledge and experience. We’ll train you - and you choose the hours!

Volunteer Opportunities:

Lead Walks
Maintenance/Trail Work
Special Events
Public Relations
Bird Monitoring
Web Page Design & Maintenance
Habitat Restoration
Education/ Interpretation
Visitor Center Information

You can also join our Friends Group, Friends of San Diego Wildlife Refuges. Please call (619) 691-1262 for more information.
Where wildlife comes naturally!

Last updated: May 19, 2009