Volunteer Opportunities

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If you have an interest in wildlife conservation, enjoy working outdoors or with people, or simply want to give back, consider joining the refuge's volunteer staff. 


Volunteers are an essential part of operations at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, staffing the Visitor Center and Lighthouse, conducting wildlife surveys and assisting with biological studies, presenting interpretive walks and talks, constructing and maintaining refuge facilities and trails, improving habitat, and more!

Bring your skills, talents, and energy; we’ll supply the rest, including training and uniforms.

Send us your Volunteer Service Application (fillable pdf) or contact us for more information:

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
8231 Beach Road
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
(757) 336-6122

Interested in volunteering closer to home? Learn about Nationwide opportunities via www.fws.gov/volunteers/index.html