Love wildlife? Apply to volunteer at Cedar Run

The organization will host three virtual information sessions in 2021.

Environmental science senior, Grace Stern, represents Fairleigh Dickinson in Cedar Run’s recent round of interns. She is pictured transporting a rescued fawn to its stall (Grace Stern/ Special to The Sun).

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge is looking for volunteers for permanent positions in 2021.

Dedicated volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the organization!Volunteers will learn valuable skills while helping Cedar Run accomplish its mission.

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Volunteer opportunities at the refuge include:

  • Helping care for wildlife
  • Helping with educational programs
  • Greeting visitors at our Nature Center
  • Staffing at festival special events
  • Fundraising
  • Building and repairing wildlife enclosures
  • General office work
  • Event planning

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to apply for a permanent volunteer position at Cedar Run, with the exception of Summer Camp Counselors-in-Training (ages 14+). Children under 16 can complete at-home projects, fundraising drives, or complete groundskeeping tasks with a parent/guardian present. For volunteer work for children under 16, please email the Volunteer Coordinator at

2021 Virtual Volunteer Information Sessions:

  • Sat. 1/23/2021, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Wed. 2/17/2021, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Sun. 3/14/2021, 10:00am-12:00pm

Sign-ups available here!

Volunteers will be asked to pay a one-time non-refundable application fee. 

Volunteers under 18 will be asked to pay $20 fee that supports staff time and resources associated with processing and training. 

Volunteers 18 and over will be asked to pay $40. This fee covers the cost of a criminal background check and supports staff time and resources associated with training and processing. This is a criminal history only check, not a credit check. Our insurance mandates this check because we have groups of children on the premises year round. 

Please note: Submission of a volunteer application and application fee does not guarantee a volunteer position at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

Please DO NOT call about volunteer opportunities. The coordinator also works in the hospital and is usually caring for our wildlife!

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge does not host police or court ordered community service hours. Cedar Run appreciates all types of service, but its status as an education facility prohibits the organization from hosting police or court ordered community service.

To discuss service projects, please email Cedar Run’s Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Evans.


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