Volunteering. Photo by Tina Shaw/USFWS.
Volunteers provide their skills and energy to the reforestation effort, clean-up projects, school programs, maintenance of public facilities, trail construction, office work and wildlife monitoring. We invite you to learn from first hand experiences. By volunteering, you'll gain knowledge about the refuge, its purpose and defining management activities and have the chance to get involved with a vision of wildlife, natural landscapes and quality of life for all Americans.
The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and protection of our natural and cultural resources. Refuges and wetland management districts across the Midwest Region partner with 49 friends groups to meet our mission together.