The Friends of the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge provide the refuge invaluable assistance in offering a variety of wildlife-dependent recreational activities and programming, conducting biological surveys of vernal pools and raptors, as well as removal of invasive plant species. If you'd like to learn more about the Friends, please call Rona Balco, President, at (978) 779-2259.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer?
The refuge has many volunteer opportunities for people to get involved from frog surveys and invasive species removal to greeting visitors at our new visitor center in Sudbury and assisting on the development and implementation of programs. The refuge staff hosts an annual volunteer orientation every spring where newcomers and long-term volunteers can learn about the details of the upcoming season volunteer opportunities. Please contact Susan_J_Russo@fws.gov if you want learn more!
Complex Interpretive Intern (pdf 16KB)
Refuge Boundary Stewards needed - (pdf 15KB)
Visitor Services Opportunities (pdf 19kb)
The refuge typically has a variety of internship opportunities each summer ranging from biology and invasive species work to interpretation and education. Announcements are posted in November each year and the application period usually closes by the following February. Internships are a great way to experience what it is like to work on public lands and make a contribution to natural resource conservation.