How You Can Help

WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO?

Volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • taking part in special projects such as developing native plant gardens or building kiosks
  • helping with events such as Kid’s Fishing Day or Rivahfest
  • photographing wildlife
  • maintaining trails and bathrooms
  • mowing
  • picking up litter along roadsides
  • eradicating non-native invasive species
  • representing the Refuge at community functions
  • assisting with volunteer recruitment efforts, orientation, training, record-keeping, and administration of volunteer groups on individual refuge tracts
  • participating in wildlife surveys
  • plant identification
  • planning and publicizing programs for a quarterly Naturally Speaking lecture series
  • publishing a quarterly newsletter
  • developing informational brochures
  • applying for grants for refuge enhancement

HOW MUCH OF MY TIME IS REQUIRED?

The amount of time that you volunteer is up to you. You may volunteer a few hours a week or month, during a particular season, or for a particular event. Volunteers log their hours and report them to the Refuge staff.

WHO MAY VOLUNTEER?

Anyone may volunteer. However, a Volunteer Agreement Form must be completed, signed, and on file at Refuge Headquarters before volunteer work can begin. No special skills are needed to be a volunteer. On the job training is provided, if needed. While there is no age limit, anyone under 18 must have written parental approval. Organized group participation is welcomed and encouraged.

And how do I get started?

Volunteering can be fun, satisfying, and a way of meeting new friends with similar interests. Contact us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.