Get Involved


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.

Volunteers play a vital role in helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fulfill its mission of conserving and enhancing America’s fish and wildlife and their habitats.

At Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks. Outdoor work includes maintenance of trails and campsites (brush trimming and litter clean-up), general litter clean-up on the refuge, maintenance and handyman projects, and fence repair or fence removal. Public use projects include greeting and helping visitors at the visitor center, leading nature walks, and giving presentations to schools or other groups. Occasional biological work is available and no experience required. We can use people with writing and computer skills and clerical and administrative skills.

Volunteers are particularly needed during late spring and in the fall, especially for visitor center staffing. Positions fill up fast during the winter.

For residential volunteers interested in living on the refuge for an extended period of time, Buenos Aires Refuge provides RV hook-ups, propane, access to a laundry facility, and a government vehicle for work duties.

Local volunteers also help accomplish extremely important projects on the refuge. Volunteers come from neighboring communities and help on an as-needed basis ranging from one day a week to one day a year. The refuge is indebted to groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Arizona Wildlife Federation and Arizona State University.

If you have an interest in volunteering at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, you may call the refuge at 520-823-4251 Ext. 103 or contact for information. You may also apply online at

Applications and requests for information can be mailed to:
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
Attn:  Volunteer Coordinator
P.O. Box 109
Sasabe, AZ 85633