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 2019 are now complete.
During the summer and fall months, we train volunteers on an as needed basis. To submit an interest form, please complete the electronic form below. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Mike O’Malley will get back to you about open positions. Please see our Volunteer Areas of Interest (PDF).
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 $35, 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.
To discuss service projects, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Mike O’Malley.