Volunteering at Great Bay
Volunteers are welcome in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service! With more than 36,000 volunteers contributing in excess of 1.4 million hours of their time, skills and talents, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's volunteer program is robust and continuing to grow. The tireless efforts of our volunteers complete more than 20 percent of the work conducted on national wildlife refuges alone. Volunteers play a vital role in helping the service fulfill its mission of conserving, protecting and enhancing America's fish, wildlife and plants and the habitats on which they depend. We hope you will consider spending time with us to help us help wildlife.
Volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks. Some volunteers work full time, some a few hours a week or month or during a particular season or special event. Our volunteers are individuals who want to give back to their communities, parents who want to be good stewards of the land and set examples for their children, retired people willing to share their wealth of knowledge, concerned citizens of all ages who want to learn more about conservation, and passionate people who enjoy the outdoors and want to spread the word about America's greatest natural treasures.
Some volunteer Opportunities are:
* conducting fish and wildlife population surveys
* leading tours and providing information and interpretation to the visiting public
* taking part is special projects, such as bird banding
* assisting with habitat improvement projects, such as re-establishing native plants to a river bank
* photographing a variety of natural and cultural resources
To volunteer, please contact or visit:
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
6 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950
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