Visitor Center & Nature Store Volunteer Opportunities
Friends of Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge
The Friends of Valle de Oro NWR and Valle de Oro NWR are seeking volunteers to staff the Welcome Desk and the Friends Nature Store at the Refuge's new Visitor Center, opening early next year. We are looking for volunteers who can work shifts at either the welcome desk or in the Nature Store several times a month, and ideally the same time each week. We will provide customer service training opportunities as well as a volunteer orientation this Fall and Winter in preparation for the Visitor Center's opening early in 2021.
Upcoming Virtual Training Opportunities:
Thursday, September 10th - New Volunteer Virtual Orientation - 4:30 -6:30 pm
Thursday, October 8th - Customer Service Virtual Training - 4:30 - 6:30 pm
NOTE: New Volunteer Orientation is required for new volunteers and offered seasonally.
About Friends of Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge
7851 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105, US
The mission of the Friends of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (VDONWR)is to help shape and support the development of the Refuge. We will foster a community conservation ethic by promoting environmental and cultural awareness through public educational programs and recreational opportunities.
The Friends contribute to VDONWR being a vital, exciting place of learning with a wide variety of environmental education programs, community activities, events, and celebrations drawing many diverse visitors. Trails and other Refuge features guide the steps of local adults and children who visit regularly, gaining a love for the outdoors, and an awakening sense of stewardship. Refuge amenities and activities support increasing development of a conservation ethic, and inspire engagement in related local, regional, and national issues. We see increasing numbers of visitors from outside of Bernalillo County and around the world who become aware of and are sympathetic to our broader mission.