Volunteers on Hatchie NWR
Hatchie NWR is located four miles south of Brownsville, TN on Highway 76. Headquarter’s and visitor center are located together. Surrounding community is rural but the refuge provides excellent opportunities for fishing, hunting, bird watching and photography or just a nice place to relax and take a quite drive. Hatchie NWR has 2-4 Bald Eagles and 1-2 Golden Eagles each year. In 2008, the Refuge hatched & fledged the first Bald Eagle nest recorded in Haywood County. The eagle pair successfully reared another chick in 2009. Wintering waterfowl average 80,000 ducks and 2,000 resident & migratory Canada geese on the refuge. Visitation at the refuge reaches around 60,000 annually.
The refuge is located 50 miles east of Memphis, TN which offers endless recreational and cultural opportunities and about 130 miles west of Nashville, TN. The weather is in the 80's and 90's in the summer months and can fall into the teens during the winter months.
If you are interest in volunteering please use our Online Application . The application should be printed and mailed to the refuge office.
There are also other opportunities for volunteers that do not live near the refuge. Some volunteers may have a specialized skill and may only be able to volunteer for a week or possibly just a day. Any help is always greatly appreciated! This may be a specific group or individual; boy scouts, girl scouts, landscape specialists, artists, photographers, etc.
Volunteer Opportunities Available:
- Answering Phone
- Light Typing/Filing
- Greeting Visitors
Assist in Educational Programs and Events
- Fishing Rodeo's
- School Groups
- Career Fairs
- Jr. Ranger Program
- Hatchie Fall Fest
- Earth Day
- Group Tours
- Landscaping/Trail Maintenance
- General Maintenance
- Wood Duck Banding, Nest box building, and Maintenance
- Sign Installation
Hatchie NWR Clean-Up Day. Credit: USFWS
Eagle Scouts build & erect Eastern Bluebird boxes.
Haywood Co. Bass Club help place artfical habitat
structures in Oneal Lake.