|Building Blue Bird Boxes. Credit: Tricia Lynch/USFWS|
Working for resource conservation and education! Throughout the year, Sewee volunteers work with refuge and forest staff to meet management goals and promote agency missions of conservation, protection, restoration and recreation. With a commitment to conservation, our volunteer support is invaluable.
What are our volunteers doing that enable us to manage and maintain our resources, provide quality services for visitors and, promote conservation education for our youth? Lots!!
Sewee volunteers are engaged in a variety of tasks which include:
- Providing visitors with information on forest and refuge resources and recreational opportunities
- Interpreting the cultural and natural history of the forest and refuge
- Presenting conservation education programs to youth
- Performing clerical and administrative tasks
- Providing computer and technological support
- Assisting with construction and maintenance projects
- Working with species and habitat management projects
Click on our newsletters below and enjoy reading about the many accomplishments and contributions our Volunteers have generously given to the Refuge and Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, a facility jointly operated by the Cape Romain Refuge and Francis Marion National Forest:
Volunteers - Making It All Happen in 2011
Volunteers gave over 17, 600 hours to Refuge and Sewee Visitor Center projects and programs in 2011! They shared their message of environmental stewardship with over 9,000 children and their chaperones, worked to save 1, 448 Loggerhead sea turtle nests, cleared trails and replaced boardwalks, researched and surveyed wildlife populations within the refuge, monitored our Bluebird Trail and provided care for the Red wolves at the Center and, undertook major maintenance projects for our public facilities and grounds. Our volunteers did it all! Read about their many contributions and accomplishments in the Volunteer Newsletter.
|Jim Hawkins inventories a Loggerhead turtle nest. Credit: Billy Shaw|
|Volunteer Day at Bulls Island. Credit: Raye Nilius/USFWS|
VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER 2011
VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER 2010
VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER 2009
VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER 2008
VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER 2007
Join the Sewee Volunteer Team
For more information on volunteer opportunities available at the Sewee Center, contact the Sewee Center
at (843) 928-3368 or email the volunteer coordinator.
View descriptions of the following volunteer positions (pdf format):Education
Sewee Grounds Maintenance
If you have an interest in working with us, please fill out the volunteer application. You may fax the application to 843.928.3828 or mail to the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center, 5821 Hwy 17 North, Awendaw, SC 29429.
|Teaching Forest Ecology. Credit: USFWS||Southeastern Wildlife Expo.
Credit: Michelle Wrenn/USFS
Credit: Tricia Lynch/USFWS