Field & Lab Research Volunteers

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Field & Lab Research Volunteer


Contribute to the research conducted at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve in an effort to improve scientific knowledge of estuarine habitat and inform habitat management strategies.

Skills/ Qualifications:

Successful field research volunteers will be dependable, enthusiastic, friendly, patient, and flexible. They should be interested in the wetland environment as well as able and eager to learn new things. Specific expertise may be required for some projects.


Accompany Research Program staff on surveying and monitoring excursions and participate in projects as requested by staff. Help to record and analyze stewardship program activities in a scientific context in order to inform future stewardship projects.

Reports To:

Volunteer Coordinator and Research Coordinator


4 hours per month (minimum)


Research volunteers must complete the TRNERR Information Ambassador volunteer training course. Additional research program training is generally hands-on.


Learn about research conducted at the Tijuana River Watershed. Receive training on research procedures and protocols. Become acquainted with the Reserve staff and their programs. Contribute to the knowledge and conservation of an internationally recognized wetland.

To apply: Submit a Volunteer Application Form