Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
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Be a Volunteer

Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges

Volunteer logo. Credit: USFWS

Help us make a difference!  Volunteers play a vital role in helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fulfill its mission.  They also develop a greater understanding and appreciation of refuges through their hands-on experiences.  Working side-by-side with Service employees, volunteers help protect, conserve and restore our nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitats.

Volunteers at the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex have always been an integral part of the staff.  They have assisted with numerous projects ranging from conducting wildlife surveys to presenting interpretive programs, and their help has been instrumental in the accomplishment of a number of refuge projects and activities.  Our volunteer program seeks to combine the interests of the volunteer with the work needed to be accomplished in order to achieve a productive partnership, one which will ensure the preservation of resources within the refuge.

Volunteers perform a wide variety of interesting tasks:

  • Staffing visitor centers at Savannah and Harris Neck NWRs
  • Leading interpretive tours and providing information to the visiting public
  • Assisting with special projects, such as bird surveys and invasive species control
  • Performing clerical and administrative duties
  • Photographing a variety of natural and cultural resources
  • Providing support to refuge maintenance staff
  • Groundskeeping and landscaping visitor use areas
Volunteer logo. Credit: USFWS

Credit: Patricia E Metz, USFWS

Volunteers develop a greater understanding and appreciation of refuges through their hands-on experiences. Working side-by-side with Service employees, volunteers help protect, conserve and restore our nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitat.

For more information on volunteer opportunities available at the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex, please contact the complex headquarters office at (912) 652-4415 or email the Refuge Ranger at amy_ochoa@fws.gov. To learn about volunteer opportunities with the Fish and Wildlife Service nationwide, visit volunteers.fws.gov.

 

Last updated: January 11, 2013