Detroit River International Wildlife Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Detroit River International Wildlife Current Volunteer Opportunities

The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge relies upon volunteers to perform many important jobs, but the most important thing you can do for us, and in turn for wildlife, is to be our wildlife ambassadors to the public. Uninformed visitors to the refuge may unintentionally do things that are harmful to themselves, to others, and to wildlife. Together through education we hope to help people understand the needs of wildlife and how we can give wildlife the best opportunities to thrive. Becoming a volunteer is an important decision that can make a positive statement about your commitment to wildlife conservation.

We understand that as a volunteer you have chosen to spend your time, energy, and valuable expertise here. We understand, too, that you have a myriad of other choices available. That is why we want to work with you to make sure your effort is well spent, your time wisely used, and your input listened to. We wholeheartedly understand and value your commitment. Be assured that we feel the same commitment toward you and the effort you put forth. Let’s work together to have a productive, safe, and fun time.

This document provides you with a current list of our volunteer opportunities at the refuge as well as a brief description of each position. If you're interested or have any questions please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Aleigha Alexander, at or (734) 362-3725. If you are sending an email for the subject line please put your name followed by the position you're interested in.

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