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Want to make a difference for wildlife and make new friends? Become a volunteer at Detroit International Wildlife Refuge!


Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is a unique gem. Situated in a landscape where industry and nature exist side by side — the refuge provides habitat for native wildlife and recreation opportunities for the human community. Join our refuge family and donate your skills and talents to the only international wildlife refuge in America! Become a volunteer today and make a difference!  

Download a list of 2020 Volunteer Opportunities!     

Volunteer positions in biology, habitat restoration, education and visitor services, community outreach, maintenance, and office administration are available for people of all ages. Flexible work schedules are available for all positions. No internships are available at this time. 

To apply for a specific position please email our Volunteer Coordinator. Type your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. For more information, or to apply contact Shannon Nelson, Refuge Volunteer Coordinator at (734) 692-7638 or by email.