Malheur NWR Visitor Center and Maintenance Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Volunteers needed for June - August 2025

A Protective Oasis in the Oregon’s High Desert

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is one of the crown jewels of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Refuge protects more than 187,000 acres of prime habitat in the high desert. The Refuge is an important stop along the Pacific Flyway as a resting, breeding, and nesting area for hundreds of thousands of migratory birds and other wildlife. Famous for its tremendous diversity and spectacular concentrations of wildlife, Malheur is a mecca for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts, and well-loved by its visitors, many returning year after year.

For more information, please visit the following:

  • Official Website:
  • Friends of Malheur Website:

Why volunteer at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge?

  • RV pad with full hookups, Wi-Fi, laundry facility, shower facility, and a common day room with extra sitting space, direct TV and a small, fully-equipped kitchen
  • One-month commitment needed (more welcome)
  • Work three, 8-hour consecutive days per week
  • Enjoy sightings of more than 340 bird species and 67 mammal species, including rare and incidental birds
  • Rural atmosphere, open spaces, beautiful landscapes, peaceful and dark skies
  • Wonderful and engaging staff

Start Date - 2025-06-01

End Date - 2025-08-31

Activities include: Visitor Information

Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult

Hosts Housing Amenities: RV/Trailer Pads

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About U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: NWRS Visitor Services, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA 22041, US

Mission Statement

Working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public.

The agency includes both the National Wildlife Refuge System and the National Fish Hatchery System.

The Service's origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. (More on our history below.) Today, we are a diverse and largely decentralized organization, employing about 8,000 dedicated professionals working out of facilities across the country.


Children & Youth
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Children & Youth, Environment, Sports & Recreation


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36391 Sodhouse LanePrinceton, OR 97721



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation


  • People 55+



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