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ALABAMA

Field Station Name (Region 4) Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge (334) 687-4065 2 full hook-up RV pads; on-site laundry facility 24 hours a week per person; minimum 30 days
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/wheeler/volunteer/camperprogram.html 1 full hook-up site; includes water, electric (35 amp, 220v hook-up), level cement slab and picinc table.  

ALASKA

Field Station Name
(Region 7)

Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge http://alaskamaritime.fws.gov/involved.htm Full RV hook-up sites; 2 bunkhouses 40 hours/week for 60 to 90 days depending on season
Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge (907) 246-4250 1 bunkhouse; field camps 40 hours/week for 30 days or more
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge http://arctic.fws.gov/get_involved.htm 1 bunkhouse accomodates 10; 1 trailer fits 2 40 hours/week for 30 days or more, Memorial Day to Labor Day
Innoko National Wildlife Refuge http://innoko.fws.gov/work.htm Field HQ features walled tents for volunteers 40 hours/week for 30 days or more
Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge http://kanuti.fws.gov/involved.htm Bunkhouse accommodates 10 people 20-40 hours depending on the season
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge http://alaska.fws.gov/nwr/kenai/workwithus/volunteer.htm 2 full RV hook-up sites for camp hosts; bunkhouse for 4-8 people; 1 trailer fits 3 30-40 hours/week; length of stay varies
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge http://kodiak.fws.gov/workwithus.htm Field camps Work requirements not defined
Koyukuk National Wildlife Refuge (800) 656-1231 Bunkhouse accommodates 4 people Variable with program
Selawik National Wildlife Refuge (800) 492-8848 Apartment fits 4; cabin fits 4  40 hours/week for 30 days
Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge http://tetlin.fws.gov/workwithus.htm 3 Full RV Hook-ups; 2 remote field camps 32 hours/week for 6 week minimum
Togiak National Wildlife Refuge (907) 842-1063  Bunkhouse accommodates 8 40 hours/week for 30 days
Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge (907) 543-3151  Bunkhouse accommodates 8 40 hours/week for 30 days
Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge http://alaska.fws.gov/nwr/yukonflats/workwithus.htm Field camp opportunities Requirement varies

ARIZONA

Field Station Name
(Region 2)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Alchesay-Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery Complex (928) 338-4901 1 bedroom cabin  28 hours/week; 2 week trial period, after that minimum commitment of 3 months
Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/billwill.html#Volunteering 2 full RV hook-ups for volunteers and 1 for researchers  
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/buenosaires/volunteer.html 2 full RV hook-ups, propane provided; 3 bedrooms in shared trailer fits 3 four 8-hour days/week, for an average of three months
Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/cabeza.html#Volunteer%20Opportunities Bunkhouse with room for 5; 1 full RV hook-up Reservations and a minimum of 40 hours per week required for housing
Cibola National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/CibolaNWR/#VolunteerOpportunities 4 full RV hook-ups; 1 dwelling fits 6 Contact refuge for requirements
Havasu National Wildlife Refuge (760) 326-3853 2 full RV hook-ups; travel trailer fits 4; 2 bedroom house sometimes available Contact refuge for requirements
Imperial National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/imperial.html#Volunteer%20Opportunities Trailer pad hook-ups are available for volunteers with self-contained RV units Contact refuge for requirements
Kofa National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/kofa/index.html 2 boondocking opportunities/no utilities. 2 full RV pads in RV park across the street Contact refuge for requirements
San Bernadino/Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuges http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/sanbernadino.html 2 RV pads with full hook ups. 1 double wide modular house Contact refuge for requirements
Willow Beach Fish Hatchery http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/arizona/sanbernadino.html 1 apartment available June-November Contact refuge for requirements

ARKANSAS

Field Station Name
(Region 4)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
White River National Wildlife Refuge (870) 282-8200 2 full RV pads with hook-ups. 1 camper fits 3. No laundry services available  

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CALIFORNIA

Field Station Name
(Region 8)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/humboldtbay/volunteer.html 1 three bedroom house and 1 one bedroom cabin fits 8 total 20 hours per week for six month period
Kern National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/kern/refuges/kern/volunteer/ One two bedroom mobile home fits 4  Contact refuge for requirements
Modoc National Wildlife Refuge (530) 233-3572  One two bedroom mobile home fits 4  40 hours/week 3 months or more
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/sacramentovalleyrefuges/vj_volunteeropp.html One bedroom apartment and one twelve bed mobile home fits 12 total 40 hours/week for 3 months or more
Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/klamathbasinrefuges/ One bedroom apartment and one two bedroom mobile home fits 6 total 40 hours/week for 30 day minimum

COLORADO

Field Station Name
(Region 6)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge (719) 589-4021 3 bedroom house; gravel RV pad includes septic tank, electricity and water  
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge (970) 723-8202 2 full RV hook-ups; 1 house with room for one volunteer  
Baca National Wildlife Refuge (719) 589-4021 Bunkhouse, laundry; gravel RV pad includes septic tank, electricity and water  
Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge (970) 365-3613 2 full RV hook-ups (available Summer 2011)  
Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery (970) 872-3170 1 three bedroom house fits 6 people 40 hours/week with a 3 month commitment
Leadville National Fish Hatchery   3 full RV hook-ups; 1 house  May through September; contact hatchery for requirements
Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge (719) 589-4021 Bunkhouse, laundry; gravel RV pad includes septic tank, electricity, and water Various individual commitments
Rocky Mountain Arsenal (303) 289-0864 Bunkhouse w/4 bedrooms Varies depending on the job

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DELAWARE

Field Station Name
(Region 5)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (5) Volunteer Coordinator - (302) 684-8419
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/primehook/volunteer.html
2 Full RV Hook-ups with concrete pads. Laundry facitities are located on site 24 hours/week and a 3 month commitment

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FLORIDA

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Field Station Name
(Region Number 4)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Arthur R Marshal Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/loxahatchee or email loxahatchee@fws.gov 3 full hook-up trailer pads; full electric (30 and 50 amp), water, sewer and propane. Access to garbage and laundry. Bunkhouse with available bed rooms and shower facilities. Minimum stay 90 days; maximum stay 6 months. 24 hours per person for volunteer couples, 32 hours individual volunteers. Apply at www.Volunteer.gov
Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/lowersuwannee/residentvols.html 1 full RV hook-up, concrete pad w/picnic table Contact refuge for requirements
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/chassahowitzka/volunteer.html 3 full hook-up trailer pads; site has water, electric (35 amp, 220v hook-up), cement slab and picnic table. Laundry facitilies are located on the site. 32 hours/week with one month minimum, 4 months maximum
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge http://www.favorfloridakeys.com/ Each site has a back-in type RV space, tow vehicle parking, a deck, full electrical and water hook-ups, solar powered deck light, and limited sewer hook-up.  A shared shower and laundry facility is adjacent to the camp area.  Camp sites are located at the National Key Deer Refuge on  Big Pine Key, FL. Minimum 24 hrs per week for individuals; couples must provide a combined minimum of 48 hrs per week
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/crystalriver/volunteer.html 3 full hook-up trailer pads; site has water, electric (35 amp, 220v hook-up), cement slab and picnic table. Laundry facitilies are located on the site.  
Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/egmontkey/volunteer.html 3 full RV hook-ups, laundry; one bedroom apartment sleeps 2 32 hours/week with one month minimum, 4 months maximum
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/floridapanther/ 2 full RV hook-ups with maximum 32' RV; includes water, electric, picnic table, washer/dryer, bathhouse. A severe weather retreat (with generator) is located close by. Weekly road-side garbage s+C10 service is provided. Private phone line, satellite connection and Internet access is available with all fees paid for by the resident. Pets ok, but must remain indoors when volunteer is not supervising. 20 hours minimum for volunteer couples; 32 hours for individual volunteers
Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/Volunteer.html 2 full hook-ups w/paved camper pads; water, septic tank, electricity, and laundry facilitites provided. Minimum stay 90 days; maximum stay 6 months
Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/lowersuwannee/residentvols.html 1 RV pad. Water, electric, and sewer hook-ups provided; satellite TV reception is available with your own dish 24 hrs/person; minium stay 30 days; maximum stay 90 days
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/Volunteer.html 2 trailer pads with full hook-up; phone and internet service; laundry facilities available 32 hours weekly; 30 day minomum; 120 day maximum stay
National Key Deer Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/nationalkeydeer/ One 4 bedroom bunkhouse with laundry facilities minimum 1 month
St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/Volunteer.html 2 full RV hook-ups, Internet and laundry 24 hours/week with 2-4 month opportunities
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/saintmarks/volunteer.html 2 full hook-up trailer pads; includes access to garbage and laundry facitities 32 hours a week; minimum 30 days
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/floridapanther/tenthousandisland/ 1 RV site; max 32' RV; bunkbed/dorm housing 20 hrs minimum for volunteer couples; 32 hrs minimum for individual volunteers
Welaka National Fish Hatchery (386) 467-2374 1 three bedroom house; 1 three bedroom bunkhouse in rough shape House requires 16 hours/week

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GEORGIA

Field Station Name
(Region 4)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov.southeast/bankslake One 30' trailer; 1 full hook-up pad including water, sewer, electric (30/50 amp) and propane provided; washer/dryer, garbage disposal available 24 hours a week for a couple; 32 hours a week per person; minimum 3 months
Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery (706) 838-4723 1 three bedroom house fits 3-6 16 hours/week minimum
Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/harrisneck/ 4 full hook-up trailer pads and a laundry facility; satellite TV reception available; no dish provided Minimum of 24 hours a week per person for a minimum of 3 months
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/okefenokee/Volunteers.html Six 30' trailers, 4 full hookup pads including water, sewer, electric (30/50 amp) and propane provided; one 3 bedroom with full bath singlewide trailer; one 3 bedroom with two full size bath doublewider trailer. Doublewide trailer serves as a commons area for all volunteers and includes telephone, computer with DSL  service, washer/dryer, satellite television with DVD/VCR player, and recycling/garbage disposal. West entrance of refuge has two 30' trailers, 1 full hookup pad, water, sewer, electric (30/50 amp) and propane provided; one 3 bedroom house; phone and washer/dryer on site. 24 hours a week for a couple; 32 hours a week per person; minimum 3 months
Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge   1 gravel RV pad; water, electric (50 amp), and sewer hook-ups provided. Satellite TV reception is available with your own dish. 24 hours a week for a couple; 32 hours a week for an individual; minimum 2 months

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HAWAII

Field Station Name
(Region 1)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/kilaueapoint/getinvolved.html 1 house 2 bedrooms fits 4 25 weeks or 80 hours for 3 weeks
Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/midway/volunteer.html 2 apts., 3 bedrooms, fits 6 40 hours per week

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IDAHO

Field Station Name
(Region 1)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Camas National Wildlife Refuge (208) 662-5423 2 full RV hook-up sites, 50 amp., laundry, satellite Contact refuge for requirements
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/deerflat/currvol.htm 1 house, 2 bedrooms fits 4; one trailer pad full hook-up Contact refuge for requirements
Hagerman National Fish Hatchery http://www.fws.gov/hagerman/Volunteer.html 1 full RV hook-up w/ water and elec.; 1 bedroom apt. fits 4 Summer Hatchery Host Season
Kooskia National Fish Hatchery http://www.fws.gov/kooskia/volunteer.html 2 full RV hook-up sites; one bedroom apt. fits 4 Hatchery Host season from April to September; 32 hrs./week for 2 months or more
Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (208) 267-3888 2 full RV hook-up sites; one bedroom apt. fits 4 Contact refuge for requirements

ILLINOIS

Field Station Name
(Region 3)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Neil Vincent, Volunteer Coordinator - (618) 998-5933 7 RV paids available to volunteers; all sites have electric, water and sewer hook-ups; refuge does not charge for utilities.  
Illinois River National Willdife and Fish Refuge (309) 535-2290 Two bedroom bunkhouse w/6 bunks; 2 full RV hook-ups; laundry  

INDIANA

Field Station Name
(Region 3)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge (812) 522-4352  2 RV full hook-ups, laundry  

IOWA

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/midwest/desoto/volunteer.htm 1 full RV hook-up; 3 bedroom house is intermittently available Contact refuge for requirements

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KANSAS

Field Station Name
(Region 6)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge (620) 392-5553 1 trailer  Contingent upon availability
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/quivira/Volunteering.htm 1 two bedroom bunkhouse w/ 6 bunks; 2 full RV hook-ups, laundry 30 day minimum

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LOUISIANA

Field Station Name (Region 4) Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana/vol_intern.html#rv_vol_info Housing is at SE LA Refuges Complex headquarters in Lacombe, LA. The complex has five RV pads with cement patios and full hook ups (water, electric, sewer and propane from local store). Amenities include community washer/dryer building, gas grill and picnic pavilion. Pets are allowed but must be under control at ALL times. One month minimum commitment and at least three, eight hour days for couples and four, eight hour days for individuals. Most work takes place on Bayou Sauvage, Big Branch Marsh and Bogue Chitto NWRs.
Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge (318) 336-7119 Housing is at SE LA Refuges Complex Headquarters in Lacombe, LA. The complex has five RV pads with cement patios and full hook ups (water, electric, sewer and propane from local store). Amenities include community washer/dryer building, gas grill and picnic pavilion. Pets are allowed but must be under control at ALL times. Minimum stay is 30 days; Maximum stay is 90 days
Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana/vol_intern.html#rv_vol_info 3 full RV hook-ups, laundry; one 4 bedroom house with bed in each room 32 hours per week with one month minimum
Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana/vol_intern.html#rv_vol_info Housing is at SE LA Refuges Complex headquarters in Lacombe, LA. The complex has five RV pads with cement patios and full hook ups (water, electric, sewer and propane from local store). Amenities include community washer/dryer building, gas grill and picnic pavilion. Pets are allowed but must be under control at ALL times. One month minimum commitment and at least three, eight hour days for couples and four, eight hour days for individuals. Most work takes place on Bayou Sauvage, Big Branch Marsh and Bogue Chitto NWRs.
Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana/vol_intern.html#rv_vol_info Housing is at SE LA Refuges Complex headquarters in Lacombe, LA. The complex has five RV pads with cement patios and full hook ups (water, electric, sewer and propane from local store). Amenities include community washer/dryer building, gas grill and picnic pavilion. Pets are allowed but must be under control at ALL times. One month minimum commitment and at least three, eight hour days for couples and four, eight hour days for individuals. Most work takes place on Bayou Sauvage, Big Branch Marsh and Bogue Chitto NWRs.
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northlouisiana/blackbayoulake/volunteer.html 2 full hook-up RV sites with patio and picnic table; on-site laundry facilities
24 hours/week/site plus opening and closing gates; one month minimum stay
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana/vol_intern.html#rv_vol_info Housing is at SE LA Refuges Complex headquarters in Lacombe, LA. The complex has five RV pads with cement patios and full hook ups (water, electric, sewer and propane from local store). Amenities include community washer/dryer building, gas grill and picnic pavilion. Pets are allowed but must be under control at ALL times. Branch Marsh and Bogue Chitto NWRs.
Breton National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana/vol_intern.html#rv_vol_info 3 full RV hook-ups, laundry; one 4 bedroom house with bed in each room 32 hours per week with one month minimum
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/swlarefugecomplex/ 1 RV pad with electric, water and sewer; use of bunkhouse laundry facility, kitchen, TV room 32 hours per week with one month minimum
Delta National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana/vol_intern.html#rv_vol_info 3 full RV hook-ups, laundry; one 4 bedroom house with bed in each room 32 hours per week with one month minimum
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/swlarefugecomplex/volunteers.html 1 on-site travel trailer available; 1 RV pad with 110 electric, water and sewer 32 hours per week with one month minimum
Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana/vol_intern.html#rv_vol_info Housing is at SE LA Refuges Complex headquarters in Lacombe, LA. The complex has five RV pads with cement patios and full hook ups (water, electric, sewer and propane from local store). Amenities include community washer/dryer building, gas grill and picnic pavilion. Pets are allowed but must be under control at ALL times. One month minimum commitment and at least three, eight hour days for couples and four, eight hour days for individuals. Most work takes place on Bayou Sauvage, Big Branch Marsh and Bogue Chitto NWRs.
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/swlarefugecomplex/volunteers.html 1 full RV hook-up; 1 two bedroom housewith double bunk beds 40 hours/week with 90 day minimum
Sabine SW LA National Wildlife Refuge   3 RV pads with electric (50/50/30/20amps & 220 & 110 volt), water, and sewage hookups 24 hours a week per couple; 32 hours per individual; minimum 2 months
Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southeastlouisiana/vol_intern.html 5 RV camper spaces; full hook-up, electric, LP gas, water and trash disposal provided. Picnic tables for each site plus a shared picnic shelter and grill, two washer/dryers shared by all, full size refrigerator/freezer shared by all Minimum stay one month; 24 hours a week per couple; 32 hours a week per individual

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MAINE

Field Station Name
(Region 5)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/moosehorn/Volunteer_Opportunities.htm 1 dormitory w/ 5 bedrooms; 1 rustic barrack w/bunk beds in a common room (no heat) Contact refuge for requirements
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/rachelcarson/volunteer.html 2 rustic houses for summer season or roughin' it.  
Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge http://www.sunkhaze.org/volunteer.htm 2 story cabin fits 4 Contact refuge for requirements

MICHIGAN

Field Station Name (Region 3) Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Jordan River National Fish Hatchery (3) http://www.fws.gov/midwest/JordanRiver/Vol_Int.htm Two 3 bedroom house fit 6 40 hours/week for 3 months min.
Pendills Creek National Fish Hatchery http://www.fws.gov/midwest/PendillsCreek/ 1 apartment fits (1) or a couple  
Seney National Wildlife Refuge (3) http://www.fws.gov/midwest/seney/INTERVOL.htm#RSVP%20Volunteer%20Program 4 full TV hook-ups 40 hour/week commitment; must be self-sufficient w/ RV maintenance needs

MINNESOTA

Field Station Name
(Region 3)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge (218) 449-4115  1 four bedroom bunkhouse fits 8 2 week commitment 
Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/midwest/cranemeadows/volunteer.htm 1 bedroom with heat/light/shower fits 2 40 hour/week commitment
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/midwest/CypressCreek/Volunteers.html 2 camper pads for recreational vehicles/campers; 1 three bedroom house fits 3 40 hour/week commitment
Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District http://www.fws.gov/midwest/detroitlakes/Volunteer.html 4 bedroom farmhouse fits 6 Contact refuge for requirements
Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/midwest/ricelake/Volunteers.htm two residences fit 10 8 hours/week commitment

MISSISSIPPI

Field Station Name
(Region 4)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/dahomey/ 1 trailer and RV hook-up space Negotiable
Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/mississippisandhillcrane/volunteer.html Some lodging and available RV hook-up space  
Morgan Brake National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/morganbrake One RV pad w/ hook-ups under construction Negotiable
North Mississippi Refuge Complex http://www.fws.gov/trcomplex/vol.html Two trailers and RV hook-up space Negotiable
Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/pantherswamp/ Two TV pads w/ hook-ups under construction 40 hours week
St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/saintcatherinecreek/employment.html Two RV hookups on a gravel pad w/ concrete runners; utilities provided. One 3 bedroom house fits 6 24 hours per week per person
Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/yazoo 2 three bedroom trailers; 1 RV pad with hookups under construction 40 hours a week

MISSOURI

Field Station Name
(Region 3)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge John Benson, 16194 Swan Lake Avenue
Sumner, MO 65671 / (660)856-3323 x10
Two cement camper RV sites that have full hook-ups (50/30 electrical, water, sewer)  
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge (573) 222-3589 One 2 bedroom bunkhouse that fits 4; four RV hook-ups with full service.  
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge (660) 442-5754 One RV hook-up on a concrete slab; 2 hook-ups on grass  

MONTANA

Field Station Name
(Region 6)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/bentonlake/volunteer.html 1 full RV hook-up; 1 camper/trailer fits 2-3 Six week minimum
Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/bowdoin/opportunities.html 1 apartment w/2 beds Contact refuge for requirements
Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (406) 538-8706  1 trailer for volunteers at viewing area Contact refuge for requirements
Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge (406) 538-8706
 
2 Full RV hookups (concrete pad with 50 amp service) 24 hours/week and 8 week minimum
Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge (406) 789-2305  1 bunkhouse; 2 travel trailers Contact refuge for requirements
National Bison Range (406) 644-2211  2 full RV hook-ups; 1 small apt.; one shared house 32 hours/week with a 6 week commitment
Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge (406) 276-3536  Summer use trailer Contact refuge for requirements

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NEBRASKA

Field Station Name
(Region 8)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge (402) 376-3789 One RV trailer pad (with water, sewer, and electric); 1 bunkhouse fits 8 Various individual commitments
Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District (308) 236-5015  2 full RV hook-ups; bunkhouse w/ space for 2 or 3 Various individual commitments
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge (402) 376-1889 2 bunkhouses with space for 5 Various individual commitments

NEVADA

Field Station Name
(Region 8)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/desertcomplex/ashmeadows/volunteer.htm 1 full RV hook-up; 1 two bedroom mobile home fits 4 32 hours/week for 2 months or more
Desert National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/desertcomplex/ashmeadows/volunteer.htm 1 full RV hook-up Contact refuge for requirements
Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/desertcomplex/moapavalley/volunteer.htm 1 full RV hook-up Contact refuge for requirements
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/desertcomplex/pahranagat/volunteer.htm 1 full RV hook-up Contact refuge for requirements
Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (775) 941-0200  One 3 bedroom house; one 3 bedroom mobile home; 1 two bedroom cabin fits 15 total Contact refuge for requirements
Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge (775) 423-5128  One 2 bedroom house  40 hours/week

NEW JERSEY

Field Station Name
(Region 6)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/forsythe/volunteer.htm 2 full RV hook-ups, laundry 24 hours/week for 3 months
Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/wallkillriver/volunteer%20programs.htm Dorm w/8 small rooms and minimal ammenities Contact refuge for requirements

NEW MEXICO

Field Station Name (Region 2) Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/newmex/bitterlake/volunteer.html 3 trailer pads with full hook-ups, laundry/shower/recreation room provided 20 hour/week
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/newmex/bosque/volunteer.html 21 full RV hook-ups,laundry facilities provided.  32 hours/week minimum
Dexter National Fish Hatchery (575) 734-5910 1 full RV hook-up; 2-30 ft trailers; one 3 bedroom trailer fits 3 32 hours/week with 2 month commitment
Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge (575) 734-5910 1 RV pad with full hook-up; 3 RV pads with hook-ups; 1 w/cover; 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom house also available.  
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=22522    

NEW YORK

Field Station Name
(Region Number 5)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (315) 568-5987  1 house w/3 bedrooms for interns 40 hours/week

NORTH CAROLINA

Field Station Name
(Region Number 4)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/alligatorriver/rv.html 3 sites with full hook-ups; laundry facilities, TV/VCR/DVD player, and Internet access available; 2 full RV hook-ups; 1 cabin with 4 bunk beds 24 hours per week per person No set requirements
Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/mackayisland/intern.html oOne 2 bedroom house w/ only one single bed 40 hours/week for 12 weeks
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/alligatorriver/rv.html 2 pads; includes electric, water, sewage, phone hook-ups and washer/dryer; 1 RV full hook-up; One 3 bedroom house w/5 single beds 24 hours per week per person; Contact refuge for requirements
Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/peedee/rv.html 1 RV hookup on gravel pad; utilities, washing machine and clothsline provided; 1 full RV hook-up 20-24 hours per week; 3-4 month shifts preferred.

NORTH DAKOTA

Field Station Name
(Region Number 6)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge (701) 285-3341 1 trailer 40 hours/week
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge (701) 442-5474  4 bedroom bunkhouse, space for 2 volunteers 40 hours/week for 12-14 weeks, May-August
Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge (701) 752-4218 1 house Contact refuge for requirements
Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (701) 385-4046 2 full RV hook-up; 2 trailers; 1 bunkhouse fits 2-4  Various individual commitments
Devils Lake Wetland Management District (701) 662-8611  1 bunkhouse fits 4 (shared with Sully's Hill NGP) Various individual commitments
Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery (701) 654-7451 3 full RV hook-ups; one trailer 20 hours/week commitment
J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge (701) 768-2548  3 full RV hook-ups; 1 bunkhouse Various individual commitments
J. Clark Salyer Wetland Management District (701) 768-2548  1 RV hook-up water and sewer only; bunkhouse Various individual commitments
Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge (701) 387-4397  Bunkhouse space for up to 4 volunteers 45 day commitment
Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge (701) 848-2722 1 full RV hook-up; gov't housing Various individual commitments
Sully's Hill National Game Preserve (701) 662-8612  1 bunkhouse fits 4 (shared with Devils Lake WMD) Various individual commitments
Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge (701) 724-3598  2 small trailers 40 hours/week for 2 months
Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge (701) 468-5467 1 full RV hook-up; 2 trailers w/3 bedrooms each Various individual commitments
Valley City National Fish Hatchery (701) 845-3466 1 full RV hook-up; one trailer, 1 house/bunkhouse 4 to 6 week commitment
Valley City Wetland Management District (701) 845-3466 1 travel trailer Various individual commitments

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OHIO

Field Station Name
(Region Number 3)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (419) 898-0014, or ottawa@fws.gov One bunkhouse (2 bedrooms, sleeps 4), one clubhouse (2 bedrooms, sleeps 3), RV site with water and electric hook-up can be provided at a facility near the refuge. Contact refuge for requirements

OKLAHOMA

Field Station Name (Region Number 6) Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge (918) 326-0156 One house complete with amenities Contact refuge for requirements
Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge)   One RV pad with full hook-ups Contact refuge for requirements
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (918) 773-5251 RV hook-ups; trailer with 2 bedrooms Contact refuge for requirements
Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/oklahoma/tishomingo/Volunteering.html 2 RV pads with full hoook-ups; 1 pad has trailer; 1 residence.
Washita National Wildlife Refuge   1 RV pad with full hook-ups.
Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge   1 bunkhouse; 1 trailer; 6 RV pads with full hook-ups.

OREGON

Field Station Name
(Region Number 1)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Capes Meares National Wildlife Refuge (541) 687-4550 1 RV unit - water, sewer, electrical. Located in full service campground with laundry and high speed Internet.  
Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex; Bullards Beach; c/o Shoreline Education for Awareness (541) 297-8936 2 RV units - water, sewer, electrical. Laundry service is available at nearby NWR.  
Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge; Harris Beach; c/o Shoreline Education for Awareness (541) 297-8936 1 RV unit - water, sewer, electrical, WiFi.  
Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex; Sunset Bay; c/o Shoreline Education for Awareness (541) 297-8936 1 RV unit - water, sewer, electrical. Laundry services available at nearby NWR.  
Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge; Haystack Rock/Cannon Beach (541) 867-4550 1 RV unit - water, sewer, electrical. Located in full service campground with laundry.  
Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge; Hecata Head (541) 867-4550 1 RV unit - water, sewer, electrical. Located in full service campground with laundry.  
Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge; South Coast (541) 347-1470 2 RV units - water, sewer, electrical, laundry,  
Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge; Yaquina Head (541) 867-4550 1 RV unit - water, sewer, electrical, Internet and laundry. Located on Hatfield Marine Science Center Campus.  
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/malheur/getinvolved.html 6 unit full hook-up RV park w/shower, rec room, kitchen, laundry, phone. 1 month and min. 24 hrs/week for RV vols or a minimum of 40 hrs/week for govt. housed volunteers.
William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/willamettevalley/finley/ Two 3 bedroom manufactured homes; future RV sites planned  

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PENNSYLVANIA

Field Station Name
(Region Number 5)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Erie National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/erie/public_involvement.html 2 full RV hook-ups; 1 house w/ 3 bedrooms 24-32 hours/week for 2 months minimum

PUERTO RICO

Field Station Name
(Region Number 4)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/caribbean/Refuges/Caborojo/Volunteer.htm 5 single bunk rooms and one 4 bed bunk room No set requirements

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SOUTH CAROLINA

Field Station Name
(Region Number 4)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/caperomain/volunteers.html 2 RV sites; includes picnic table, water, electric, washer/dryer and sewer hook-ups. Water is not potable. Drinking water provided by the refuge. 24 hours per week; minimum 1 month
Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/caperomain/volunteers.html 1 pad with hook-ups 24 hours per person per week
Santee National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/santee/resVolOpp.html
(803) 478-2217
2 full hook up (water, sewer, elec) RV sites on gravel pad. Washer/dryer facilities. 24 hours per week per person. 3 month commitment preferred. Year round opportunities for volunteers to work indoors and outdoors assisting refuge staff. Mainly visitor services and maintenance opportunities available.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Field Station Name
(Region Number 6)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
D.C. Booth  Historical National Fish Hatchery (605) 642-7730 10 full RV hook-ups; one trailer (sleeps one); one house 32 hours/week
Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery (605) 665-3352 2 full RV hook-ups 18 hours/week April-September
Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge (605) 487-7603 One trailer fits 2 Various individual commitments
Madison Wetland Management District (605) 256-2974 2 full RV hook-ups. 24-30 hours/week
Waubay National Wildlife Refuge (605) 947-4521  2 full RV hook-ups; 2 trailers; 1 seasonal bunkhouse accomodates 7 people 24-30 hours/week

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TENNESSEE

Field Station Name
(Region Number 4)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/reelfoot/volreel.html 4 full RV hook-ups, concrete pads, electric (30/50 amp) 32 hour/week with a 3 month minimum
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/tennesseerefuge/VolunteersInterns.htm 1 pad with full hook-ups; laundry facilities provided. No Internet, TV or telephone service available.  
West Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/tennesseerefuge/VolunteersInterns.htm Full hook-up, concrete pads, electric (30/50 amp), laundry facility on site. Maximum is 3 months, 24 hours per week.

TEXAS

Field Station Name (Region Number 2) Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/anahuac/volunteer.html 7 full RV hook-ups; lodging for up to 6; laundry Minimum 20 hours/week
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/aransas/volunteers.html 8 Full RV Hook-ups, gravel pads; three 3 bedroom mobile homes fit 6 people. 4 days/week, minimum 3 months
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/balcones/volunteering.htm 4 full RV hook-ups 20 hours/week; 2 to 3 month commitment 
Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/texasmidcoast/volunteer.htm Limited number of RV sites with full hook-ups 24 hours of volunteer work per person per week
Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/texasmidcoast/volunteer.htm 8 full RV hook-ups, gravel pads; laundry 24 hours of volunteer work per person per week
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/laguna.html#Vol 9 full RV Hook-ups 24-32 hours/week for 3 month minimum
Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/lrgv.html#Vol 20 full RV hook-ups 24-32 hours/week for 3 month minimum
McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/mcfaddin/Volunteer%20Opportunities.html 1 full RV hook-up, 30 amp/laundry Contact refuge for requirements
San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/texasmidcoast/volunteer.htm 1 full RV hook-up, 50 amp/laundry Contact refuge for requirements
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/santana.html#Vol 8 full RV hook-ups 24-32 hours/week for 3 month minimum
Uvalde National Fish Hatchery (830) 278-2419 One 25-footlong RV; power and water hookup  

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UTAH

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Field Station Name
(Region Number 6)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge http://www.fws.gov/bearriver/volunteer.html 1 full RV hook-up (no propane); bunkhouse w/3 bedrooms 30 hours/week
Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/fishsprings/Jobs_Vols.html 1 full RV hook-up; One 3 bedroom house; 4 bedroom bunkhouse No criteria for housing
Jones Hole National Fish Hatchery (435) 789-4481 1 full RV hook-up; 2 bedroom trailer house 40 hours/week with 1 month minimum
Ouray National Wildlife Refuge (435) 545-2522 2 full RV hook-ups; one 3 bedroom bunkhouse Work requirements not defined

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VIRGINIA

Field Station Name
(Region Number 5)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/backbay/volunteers.htm
Walter Tegge - (757) 721-2412
House with lodging for 2 volunteers; 1 full RV hook-up 12 week minimum
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/chinco/volunteers.htm Bunkhouse - shared bedrooms with 2-6 people each for maximum of 20 people. Contact refuge for availability
Eastern Shore Of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/northeast/easternshore/volunteer.html Full RV hook-up; laundry facilities, some housing available 20 hours/week w/6 week commitment 

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WASHINGTON

Field Station Name
(Region Number 1)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Carson National Fish Hatchery http://www.fws.gov/gorgefish/carson/ 2 full RV hook-ups w/local phone, basic cable, water/elec/sewer, "comfort" house with full size appliances  
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/littlependoreille/getinvolved.html One house w/2 bedrooms fits 3. ! RV pad w/electric hook-up.  
Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/littlependoreille/getinvolved.html 1 full RV hook-up  32 hours/week
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/turnbull/getinvolved.html 2 full RV hook-ups  

WEST VIRGINIA

Field Station Name
(Region Number 5)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/canaanvalley/volunteer.html
(304) 535-1361
Two 1 bedroom trailers, 1 full RV hook-up; bunkhouse 30 hours/week for 3 months. Contact refuge for availability.
White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery (304) 536-1361  2 bedroom house Contact hatchery for availability

WISCONSIN

Field Station Name
(Region Number 3)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Genoa National Fish Hatchery http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Genoa/volun.html One 22 foot trailer Contact refuge for requirements
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/midwest/horicon/volunteer.html
Eriin Railsback - (920)387-2658 x24
2 RV pads with full hook-ups (water, sewer, elecric)  
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/midwest/necedah Two 3 beddroom mobil homes, one 8-person bunkhouse, duplex-style.  

WYOMING

Field Station Name
(Region Number 6)
Contact Information Housing Description Requirements
Jackson National Fish Hatchery http://www.fws.gov/jackson/volunteer.htm 2 full RV hook-ups 24-32 hours/week, May-September
National Elk Refuge (307) 739-9322 13 full RV hook-ups, laundry; some houses available. 32 hours/week for 2 month minimum, May-October
Saratoga National Fish Hatchery (307) 326-5662 2 bedroom trailer house Work requirements not defined
Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge (307) 875-2187 3 full RV hook-ups; 1 bunkhouse 30 hours/week, 6 hours/day, 3 month minimum

 

 

 


Last updated: November 15, 2010
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