Volunteer with AMNH

The Southwestern Research Station (SWRS) is a non-profit biological field station owned by the American Museum of Natural History, NY and has been operational since 1955. We house/feed/provide lab facilities for researchers from around the world who come to study the amazing biodiversity found here.

SWRS is located in the beautiful Chiricahua Mountains of Southeastern Arizona. The Station sits at 5400’ and offers exceptional birding, hiking, photography opportunities, a swimming pool, outdoor volley ball, and ping pong


Our Activities


What We Need

We have a small staff, and we seriously rely on volunteers to keep the Station operational! Our volunteers work 4 hours a day/6 days a week on various chores. They wash dishes, assist in the kitchen, clean rooms or labs, and assist with maintenance and gardening duties.

We have limited openings for volunteers from March through October each year.
We are looking for special individuals to assist at the Station for a minimum of six to a maximum of eight weeks.

What We Provide

Accommodation
Meals

You receive free room and board with 3 delicious, home-cooked meals a day in exchange for 24 hours of service per week. You will have many hours of free time, with hiking, world-class birding and photography opportunities all nearby. The biological richness of this area attracts scientists and naturalists from all over the world: birders, herpetologists, entomologists, and botanists—a university environment in the mountains! The Station sits at 5400’ and offers exceptional birding, hiking, photography opportunities, a swimming pool, outdoor volley ball, and ping pong.


Important Info

Suitable For

Everyone

Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

10 to 20 people


Fees

The volunteer is responsible for any expense and travel arrangements related to arrival at the Station or to Douglas, Arizona. Most choose to fly into Tucson, Arizona and take a shuttle to Douglas, Arizona where we pick them up in the Station van. We also deliver them back to Douglas when their work is complete.


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2003 W Cave Creek Rd, Portal, AZ, 85632, Portal, United States.
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Other Information

The Southwestern Research Station (SWRS) is a non-profit biological field station owned by the American Museum of Natural History, New York and has been operational since 1955. We house, feed, and provide lab facilities for classes and researchers from throughout the world who come here to study the extraordinary biodiversity of the mountains and adjacent desert.


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