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Working on sea level rise - Bill Butcher/USFWS.

Volunteers at Edwin B. Forsythe 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:

  • Conducting fish and wildlife population surveys
  • Improving habitat such as re-establishing native plants along a riverbank
  • Help with special projects such as banding ducks
  • Leading tours and providing educational activities for school groups and other visitors
  • Performing administrative duties
  • Working with computers and other technical equipment
  • Maintaining Refuge System facilities
  • Writing grant proposals
  • Photographing natural and cultural resources
  • Fighting invasive species
  • …and much more

Generally, no special skills are required to be a volunteer. Any on-the-job training is provided if needed.

Where do I start?

Contact the refuge and ask for a volunteer application packet. The volunteer coordinator at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is Sandy Perchetti. You may stop by, call 609-652-1665, fax 609-652-1474, or email your request to sandy_perchetti@fws.gov. Volunteer application available here (.pdf - 105KB).

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Last Updated: May 28, 2013
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