Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds come to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service because they share a common desire to conserve fish, wildlife, and public lands in a hands–on way. Among many other opportunities, volunteering may give you a chance to lead refuge tours, rescue turtles, conduct plant and animal surveys, remove invasive species, or teach elementary school students about the importance of healthy ecosystems.
Volunteering with a Group and Residential Volunteer Programs
National wildlife refuges are premier locations for youth groups, Scouts, and service organizations to earn badges and complete community service projects. In addition, some refuges offer residential volunteer programs.
Apply to Volunteer
Learn more about volunteering at a national wildlife refuge as an individual or with a group. Use the refuge locator to contact a refuge near you and begin your adventure as a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteer today.