Friends of the MCRWR

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Education Program Volunteer Training
Do you enjoy spending time with kids, watching them discover new things, and experiencing their sense of wonder and adventure? If the answer to this question is “YES!,” please consider joining us as an Education Program Volunteer. We will soon be offering a two-day training workshop:

  • Learn about our innovative approach to connecting children with nature.
  • Explore habitats and wildlife through hands-on, experiential, and inquiry-based learning.
  • Engage in expressive arts that complement and enhance environmental learning.
  • Tour the circle of learning at McNary National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Examine alternative environmental learning models.
  • Connect with online volunteer resources.
EE Volunteers

EE Volunteers have a very special role to play in educating the children who visit the Refuge. Volunteers inspire in young visitors curiosity, wonder, and joy. They immerse them in Nature and help lead them to love and care for the Earth. EE volunteers introduce students to diverse habitats & wildlife by performing an array of duties such as:

  • Squishing in wetland mud to collect samples of pond water
  • Guiding the use of microscopes
  • Observing wildlife from the bird blind
  • Examining native plants in the restoration garden and beyond
  • Reading wild animal tracks
  • Discussing careers in wildlife & wild lands preservation
  • Demonstrating field notebooking
EE Volunteer Training

EE Program Volunteer Training guides you in connecting young people to nature with ease and enthusiasm, tapping your own strengths.
If you enjoy spending time with kids, watching them discover new things, and experiencing their sense of wonder and adventure, please consider joining us in March for a two-day training workshop:

  • Learn about our innovative approach to connecting children with nature.
  • Explore habitats and wildlife through hands-on, experiential, and inquiry-based learning.
  • Engage in expressive arts that complement and enhance environmental learning.
  • Tour the circle of learning at McNary National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Examine alternative environmental learning models.
  • Connect with online volunteer resources.