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Volunteers Planting TreeInterested in becoming a volunteer for the National Wildlife Refuge System? Why not explore one of the numerous volunteer opportunities offered at Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

Click HERE to access our list of Volunteer Descriptions for 2016!  

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. At this time, no internships are available.  

An urban mecca for 29 species of waterfowl, 23 species of raptors, 31 species of shorebirds, over 100 species of fish, and more than 300 species of birds, Detroit River IWR is a unique gem situated in a landscape where industry and nature collide. Join our family and donate your skills and talents to the only international wildlife refuge in America! Become a volunteer today and make a difference!

For more information about the refuge's volunteer program, please contact  Jody DeMeyere, Visitor Services Manager at or 734-692-7649.

Apply to become a Refuge Volunteer:

DRIWR Volunteer Application

Last Updated: May 27, 2016
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