It is our goal that the Nature Center be a point of contact for visitors of the Refuge, providing up-to-date wildlife sightings as well as a space for multimedia presentations and environmental education programs. In May 2018 we officially opened the Crane’s Nest Nature Center & Store to the public, and we’ll continue to improve it through the summer.
This volunteer position involves operating the Crane’s Nest Nature Center/Nature Store at Refuge Headquarters and providing general interpretation of the Refuge to visitors. Volunteers will have some proficiency with cash registers, point-of-sale devices, etc., as well as a basic understanding of how to maintain an inventory of Nature Store items. Good communication skills are desirable, as is a willingness to interpret Great Basin natural and cultural history. We ask that our volunteers commit to at least a month-long stint, working 3 days (~24 hours) a week, but the duration of the stint may be negotiable.
Refuge Headquarters provides RV pads with hook-ups and a nearby building with communal kitchen, bathrooms and laundry. There are two RV spaces available for volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering this year, or have general questions about volunteering at Malheur Refuge, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.