Imagine banding birds at a National Wildlife Refuge, conducting wildlife surveys, leading a tour, or restoring fragile habitat. You can do this by volunteering at National Wildlife Refuges. Volunteers play a vital role in helping the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service fulfill its mission of conserving, protecting, and enhancing America's fish and wildlife and their habitats.
Volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks, including:
The amount of time you volunteer is up to you. You may volunteer full-time, a few hours per week or month, or during a particular season.
No special skills are needed to be a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service volunteer. However, on the job training is provided, if needed.While there is no age limit, anyone under 18 years must have written parental approval. Organized group participation is welcomed and encouraged. Individuals under 16 years of age may want to volunteer as part of a supervised group, such as a Scout Troop or 4H Club.Volunteers are welcome regardless of race, religion, age, gender, nationality, or disability. U.S. citizenship is not required.
Contact us by filling out a Volunteer Services Agreement. Click on the link below, fill it out, print it, and mail it to:Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge922 Bootlegger TrailGreat Falls, Montana 59404You will then be contacted regarding available volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer Services Agreement
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Sharp-tailed Grouse mating season occurs from late March to late May. More than 60 birds have been seen on the main refuge lek participating in their mating dance.