Become a Volunteer

We love having Friends volunteer at the Refuge to support our mission and vision!

The Friends of Valle de Oro is a volunteer organization! We can't do it without you! We appreciate the time and talent you are able to give. 

We are looking for new Board Members! We also have several committees that need more members. If you are interested, please contact Forest Graber at

The Nature Store is also looking for volunteers! See below for details. 


Volunteer Activities:

  • Help with special events and Refuge tours
  • Help in the new Nature Store
  • Lend a hand trail blazing or creating native habitats
  • Join a committee to help with Friends’ initiatives
  • Plan fundraising and recruiting events
  • Support environmental educational activities
  • Welcome visitors to the Refuge
  • And many more opportunities to share your time and talent!

Volunteer In the Nature Store

The Nature Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-4pm. Volunteers are always needed!

For more information or to get signed up, contact Kathleen at or (505) 248-6667

Nature Store Volunteers get an additional 5% off merchandise (members already have a 10% discount).