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Visitor Center Greeter and Nature Store Volunteer

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Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

  • 24 people are interested

The Refuge's interactive visitor center will be standing in the dark without your assistance! As a Visitor Center Greeter and Nature Store volunteer you will help visitors connect to Refuge lands through a variety of recreational opportunities. If you like interacting with people, both young and old, this is the volunteer position for you! Volunteer duties include: meet and cheerfully greet visitors; provide area and Refuge recreation opportunity information; give orientations to the work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Wildlife Refuge System; assist visitors with Refuge rules and regulations; answer telephones; answer visitor questions; respond to visitor correspondences; distribute brochures; and restock brochures. These duties provide volunteers with the opportunity to reach diverse groups of people with a knowledge and appreciation of the environment. The John D. Dingell Jr. Visitor Center will be located in Trenton, MI at the Refuge Gateway property off of West Jefferson Ave.

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About Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge


5437 West Jefferson Ave., Trenton, MI 48183, US

Mission Statement

"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."


The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is located along the lower Detroit River and western shoreline of Lake Erie, just 20 miles south of Detroit and 50 miles north of Toledo, Ohio. Situated in a major metropolitan area, the refuge’s location is truly unique.

Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


5437 West Jefferson AvenueTrentonTrenton, MI 48183



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Environmental Education


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • Four hours per week
  • Volunteers 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by a guardian

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