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.

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: 

  • Recreation Impact Specialists – Includes sign maintenance and road reclamation.
  • Refuge Research Assistant – Includes cataloging data and organizing slides.
  • Visitor Contact Specialist - Greet visitors, answer telephone, issue permits and more.
  • Maintenance Assistant - Groundskeeping, carpentry, vehicle maintenance and fence building.   

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

The Youth Conservation Corps

If you're 15-18 years old and live in or near Ajo, Arizona, you are welcome to apply for the Youth Conservation Corps team at the refuge. In this 7-week program, you'll be paid to be part of a team of youth helping to fix and maintain refuge trails, infrastructure, and vital resources to wildlife and refuge visitors.

Fill out this form and send it to Alfredo Soto or call him at (520) 387-4987 for more information.