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 **Closed for new volunteers until further notice**
- 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 to apply for a permanent volunteer position at Cedar Run, with the exception of Summer Camp Counselors-in-Training (ages 14+). Children under 16 can complete at-home projects, fundraising drives, or complete groundskeeping tasks with a parent/guardian present. For volunteer works for children under 16, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**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.
To discuss service projects, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Evans.