Our dedicated volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the organization!
Join us to learn valuable skills while helping us accomplish our mission. Volunteer opportunities at the refuge include:
- Helping care for wildlife
- Helping with educational programs
- Greeting visitors at our Nature Center
- Staffing at festival special events
- Building and repairing wildlife enclosures
- General office work
- Event planning
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and attend a “Volunteer Information Session.” Volunteer Information Sessions are typically held just before the arrival of our wildlife babies in January, February and March. Dates for 2020 are January 18th, February 22nd, and March 14th, 2020. Sign-ups can be made below.
Become A Volunteer
**NOTE: Volunteers will be asked to pay a one-time non-refundable application fee. Volunteers UNDER 18 will be asked to pay
$20 this fee supports staff time and resources associated with processing and training. Please note: Submission of a volunteer application and application fee does not guarantee a volunteer position at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.
Volunteers 18 AND OVER will be asked to pay $40, this fee covers the cost of a criminal background check and supports staff time and resources associated with training and processing. This is a criminal history only check, not a credit check. Our insurance mandates this check because we have groups of children on the premises year round. Please note: Submission of a volunteer application and application fee does not guarantee a volunteer position at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.
Please DO NOT call about volunteer opportunities. Our coordinator also works in the hospital and is usually caring for our wildlife!
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge does not host police or court ordered community service hours. We do appreciate all types of service, but our status as an education facility prohibits our organization from hosting police or court ordered community service.
People may not always grasp how important trees are in our lives. We walk by them and don’t give them much thought but they give us shelter, heat, food, provide oxygen, and make our modern lives easier. What about trees makes them so unassuming but so important to us? Grow your appreciation of these incredible plants during this guided hike and presentation. 1-3pm. Suitable for ages 8 and up. $10/adult, $8/child, members free. Advanced registration required.
Join us for a fun and engaging program about one of our resident animals. We will read books, do a craft and learn about a different animal each month. 10-11am. Ages 2-5. $8/child with adult. Advanced registration required.