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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

  • 1 person is interested

Volunteers are needed to serve as hosts in the Refuge Welcome Center located in Titusville. Volunteers assist visitors in planning their visit to the Refuge. They answer questions about refuge facilities such as trails and boat ramps. Volunteers distribute maps and sell refuge passes. Reservations may also be taken for special events such as sea turtle walks. Volunteers also assist with gift shop sales, running the cash register and tidying up the gift shop.
The Welcome Center is shared with the Titusville Chamber of Commerce who also has staff present.
Training is provided in all aspects of the work including a Refuge tour and orientation.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    there is a morning and an afternoon shift, each approximately 4 hours
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    There is a morning and an afternoon shift, each approximately 4 hours
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About Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge


1987 Scrub Jay Way, 3.5 miles east of Titusville on rt 402, Titusville, FL 32796, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is the conservation, management and where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans. We are land stewards, guided by Aldo Leopold's teachings that land is a community of life and that love and respect for the land is an extension of ethics. We seek to reflect that land ethic in our stewardship and to instill it in others.


Since its establishment in 1963, the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge has preserved open space and protected habitat for thousands of species of plants and animals. It is an important stop over for migratory birds and a wintering home for waterfowl. It has been recognized as a globally important bird area providing nesting habitat. It is also home to 14 state and federally listed threatened and endangered species including sea turtles, manatees and Florida scrub jays. Over the decades the refuge's popularity as a place to fish, hunt, bird, photograph and kayak has increased until today the Refuge hosts over 1.5 million visits each year.



We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


1987 Scrub Jay Way3.5 miles east of Titusville on rt 402TitusvilleTitusville, FL 32796



  • Environmental Education
  • Office Reception
  • Customer Service
  • Retail / Sales
  • Community Outreach
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • We are seeking volunteers who can commit to one four hour shift on a weekly basis.
  • Volunteer must be friendly and enjoy helping visitors to our area. They must be able to work both independently and cooperatively.

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