Bill Williams River Refuge RV Resident Volunteer


The Bill Williams River is shown in front of a background of mountains and a blue sky.
Situated in central-western Arizona along the Lower Colorado River, the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge offers a glimpse into what this landscape looked like hundreds of years ago. Today the refuge holds one of the last stands of naturally regenerated cottonwood-willow forest along the...



60911 Highway 95
Parker, AZ 85344
United States

Volunteer Position Overview

Volunteers Needed
Recruitment Start Date
Recruitment End Date
Training Required
Security Clearance Needed

About This Position


Bill Williams River NWR, near the lower Colorado River in western Arizona, encompasses 6,100 acres of river, marsh, riparian forests, and desert. Located within the transition zone between the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, the refuge is home to a diverse range of wildlife and was established to support migratory birds.

Bill Williams River NWR is part of the Lake Havasu Refuges Complex along with the Havasu refuge which follows the Lower Colorado River from Golden Shores to Lake Havasu City.

Volunteer Position

The refuge is seeking 1-2 volunteers to assist with refuge operations. Primary duties include welcoming and orienting visitors, assisting with regular interpretive programs and outreach events, refilling brochures, and maintaining trails, bathrooms, and other public facilities. Other duties may include assisting with general maintenance of facilities/grounds, vehicles, and equipment depending on volunteer skills, certifications, and abilities. Applicants must be willing to assist with both Visitor Center/administrative duties as well as general maintenance duties to be considered.

A valid driver's license is required. Completion of a defensive driving course (training is provided) is required in order to operate government vehicles.


In return for a minimum 24 hours of work per week per person, we will provide a full hookup RV site (electricity, water and sewer hookup) at Bill Williams River NWR.

The refuge is seeking volunteers for approximately November 2023 through April 2024, with some flexibility on start/end dates).

Please list at least three volunteer or professional work references on your application.

For additional information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Samuelson by phone at 928-667-4144 ext 112 or by email at


Conservation Education
General Assistance
Tour Guide/Interpretation
Visitor Information

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