Volunteering at Bear River
Volunteer Frank Kee, SCA Charlotte Mason, Vol Josee Kee

Volunteering is one excellent and important way that you can get involved with your local National Wildlife Refuge like Bear River MBR - A great way to get outside, get involved with wildlife conservation, and learn about birds and their habitats. Bear River Refuge is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to fill the new assistant Ranger-Naturalist position at its world-class wildlife education center. 

The Assistant Ranger cheerfully meets and greets visitors from around the world while staffing the refuge visitor center, explains basic refuge regulations to visitors, offers basic wildlife viewing advice, and gives driving directions. May assist visitors identify birds, increase visitors’ understanding of the Refuge mission and management objectives through short, informal talks while roving the visitor center.  Also may assist with environmental education programs and social media.

Since its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources. More than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state. Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation's wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow. 

More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Become a volunteer or Refuge Friend to contribute your strength on behalf of America's natural resources.

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Facts About Volunteering

 Volunteers fill a variety of important functions at the refuge: greeters at the information desk, environmental educators, assistants for special events, roving refuge/birding interpreters, tour guides, and newsletter writers/publication assistants. Volunteers are special at Bear River, and throughout the year we appreciate our volunteers in many ways, such as Volunteer Appreciation Luncheons, training and field trip opportunities and more.