Visitor Center Ranger Naturalist




1001 Highway 1
San Antonio, NM 87832
United States

Volunteer Position Overview

Volunteers Needed
Recruitment Start Date
Recruitment End Date
Training Required
Security Clearance Needed
Adults, Seniors
Difficulty level

About This Position

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is the largest of the last remaining intact wetlands of the historic floodplains of the Rio Grande. A small group of staff work hard to re-create the processes of the river and provide food and rest for thousands of overwintering birds in what is now a world-famous nature tourism destination. RV volunteers are critical to supporting staff at this busy station.

Bosque del Apache strives to maintain a Queer/LGBTQA+ and BIPOC- friendly space and work environment. Working and living at this station requires the ability to work with, take direction from, and live near people of all ages, backgrounds, and personality types. Positive outlooks and flexibility are key to success at this large and active station. We welcome RV volunteers of all backgrounds to apply!

We are seeking individuals and/or couples to serve as ranger naturalist for the February 15, 2023 through May 31, 2013, season. All applicants must be available for the entire season; couples will work the same days and may work together in the visitor center and while preforming interpretive roving on the refuge. RV pads are the only available housing.

The Visitor Center Ranger Naturalist Position requires that you work 24 hours per week on a pre-agreed upon schedule: either four six-hour days per week or three eight-hour days per week February 15, 2023, through May 31, 2023. Your lunch break will be one hour off duty near the midpoint of the day.

You may be required to have a federal background investigation completed for this position. If you had a favorable adjudicated federal background investigation completed, please indicate the year and agency on your application.

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


Conservation Education
General Assistance
Tour Guide/Interpretation
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