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IMAGINE banding birds at a national wildlife refuge, raising fish at a national fish hatchery, conducting wildlife surveys, leading a tour, or restoring fragile habitat.

With close to 42,000 volunteers contributing in excess of 1.5 million hours, our volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks. Some work full-time, some just a few hours a week or month, or during a particular season or special event.

WHO ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS? 
Our volunteers are individuals who want to give back to their communities, parents who want to be good stewards of the land and set examples for their children, retired people willing to share their wealth of knowledge, concerned citizens of all ages who want to learn more about conservation, and passionate people who enjoy the outdoors and want to spread the word about America's greatest natural treasures.

 

Photography volunteer at Upper Mississippi River Refuge

Why I Volunteer
2016 Volunteer of the Year Ann Humphrey, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

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Fish and Aquatic Conservation Biologist and Volunteer measuring snapping turtle at Tishoming National Fish Hatchery

Why I Volunteer

Volunteers Help with Blue Bird boxes at Ennis
National Fish Hatchery

Why I Volunteer

Teen Spreads the Word on Marine Debris

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RV volunteers, Moapa Valley Refuge, NV

Why I Volunteer

Manatee watch, Chassahowitzka Refuge, FL

Why I Volunteer

Fence removal, Desert Refuge, NV

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Assisting with banding

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Trash removal, Edwin B Forsythe Refuge, NJ

Why I Volunteer


Wilderness volunteer crew help with reforestation at Hakalau NWR

'Akiapola'au (endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper found only in high elevation forests on the Big Island of Hawaii)
Photo by Selma Kristel

Last updated: July 7, 2017
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