Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
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Volunteers... Making A Difference

  Jim Hawkins gives 3000 hours of volunteer service. Credit: Ricky Wrenn
  Jim Hawkins gives 3000 hours of service.Credit: Ricky Wrenn©

Working for wildlife! Throughout the year, Cape Romain volunteers work with staff to meet refuge management goals and fulfill the mission of the Service to protect, conserve and restore our wildlife, plants and their habitats. Committed to conservation, the support we receive from volunteers is invaluable.

What are volunteers doing that enable us to manage and maintain our resources, provide information services for visitors, and promote conservation education for our youth? Lots!!

Refuge volunteers are engaged in a variety of tasks which include:

  • Working with the loggerhead sea turtle nest relocation program
  • Assisting in the eradication of invasive plant species
  • Leading tours, interpreting the cultural and natural history of the refuge
    and providing information to visitors
  • Presenting conservation education programs to youth
  • Performing clerical and administrative tasks
  • Assisting with construction projects
  • Assisting with facility and grounds maintenance
  • Working with habitat modification and management projects
  • Providing computer and technological support

Volunteering From a Volunteer's Perspective


  Building bluebird boxes. Credit: Tricia Lynch/USFWS
  Building bluebird boxes. Credit: Tricia Lynch/USFWS









Join the Cape Romain Refuge Volunteer Team

Descriptive information for volunteer work opportunities is provided with the following links: Resource Management, Maintenance, Visitor Services, Environmental Education, and Visitor Center Facility & Grounds Maintenance. For more information on volunteer opportunities available at the refuge, contact the Sewee Center at (843) 928-3368 or email the refuge volunteer coordinator. For information about volunteer opportunities with the Fish and Wildlife Service nationwide, visit

Resident Volunteer Opportunities

Do you own a self-contained recreational vehicle and enjoy visiting your public lands? If so, become a Resident Volunteer at Cape Romain Refuge. The refuge provides three adjacent rv sites within walking distance of Garris pier and boat landing. Each site has a picnic table and water, electric and sewer hook-ups. Water is not potable; however, drinking water is provided by the refuge. A washer/dryer is available at the intern quarters, less than 50 feet from the rv sites. The sites are located near the refuge maintenance facility. What we ask of you is a work commitment of 32 hours each week for a minimum of two months. If you travel with a spouse or friend, we require each person to commit to 24 hours each week.


If you have an interest in working with us, please fill out the volunteer application. You may fax the application to 843.928.3264 or mail to the Refuge Headquarters, 5801 Hwy 17 North, Awendaw, SC 29429.




Last updated: July 8, 2015
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