Volunteers at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge perform a wide variety of tasks. Some work full time, some just a few hours a week or month or during a particular season or special event. Some volunteer projects can be done at home. Typical volunteer opportunities may involve:
Generally, no special skills are required to be a volunteer. Any on-the-job training is provided if needed.
Friends organizations and community partners are valuable allies of the refuge system. These groups are vital to fulfilling the refuge system’s mission and goals. Each year they give generously of their time, expertise and resources and play important roles in conserving wildlife and their habitats along with serving the more than 45 million visitors who enjoy our refuges.
The Friends of Aroostook is a non-profit, 501(c)3, tax-exempt corporation that works closely with the refuge. Friends are the bridge between the refuge and the community, and contribute to its future by helping people understand that their actions today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow.
We invite you to join. You can serve on the Board of Directors, work in the Visitor Contact Station and Nature Store, or provide your support by being a member. Please share your interest and experience. For more information, please contact the Friends of Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge at 207-328-4634, or go to friendsofaroostooknwr.org.
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