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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!

Read the position descriptions and email Shannon Nelson, Refuge Volunteer Coordinator, with your position interests, your skills and contact information. Her email is or you can call at (734)692-7638. (If emailing, in the subject line, type in your name followed by the position you are applying for.)