From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources.
More than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state. Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.
More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Become a volunteer or Refuge Friend to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.
There are currently no volunteer opportunities at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. There are volunteer opportunities at the other two refuges in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
As a volunteer, you can share your knowledge of the Refuge and natural history
with students and the general public; get hands-on experience with our wildlife
monitoring teams; or share your maintenance talents and skills. A variety of
opportunities are available in visitor services, natural resource management,
administration, and service projects.Many of our volunteers are also
members of the Friends of the Front Range National Wildlife Refuges. The
'Friends' are an independent, non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to
supporting Refuge goals and projects. Members receive a 10% discount in the
bookstore and, notification of coming events and access to "Members-only" events
held on the Refuge. Visit their website at http://ffrwr.org/.
Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge
In order to accomplish some of the maintenance
and habitat improvement goals at Two Ponds NWR in Arvada, the Refuge staff sets
aside the 2nd Tuesday of every month devoted to this endeavor. This is an
excellent opportunity for volunteers of all ages to participate in great service
projects in order to make their community as well as the neighboring wildlife
habitat better. Anyone interested in volunteering their time and skills are
always welcome to join us. If interested in more details or information, please
call Seth Beres at (303)289-0867. Except when inclement weather prevails, staff
and volunteers meet at the main Refuge entrance on 80th Avenue at 8:00am. Hope
to see some new faces out there soon!
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Habitat for this federally threatened species is found throughout the refuge. The addition of section 16 protected more critical habitat for this species