Get Involved

Drake Wood Duck

Volunteers and interns provide much needed assistance with refuge projects. They are often able to complete work that refuge staff would be unable to do without them. The hours and work assignments are tailored to meet the needs of both the refuge staff and the volunteer or intern.


What do volunteers and interns do?

Interpretation: Provide interpretive programs such as nature walks, talks, power point programs and staffing the visitor center.

Environmental Education: Assist with workshops, local fairs, field trips and special projects.

Resource/Wildlife Management: Qualified individuals may assist wildlife biologists in such areas as wildlife surveys, vegetation monitoring, tree removal, and prescribed fire assistance.

Maintenance: Volunteers and interns may help refuge employees in general tasks such as landscape maintenance, sign installation, gate painting, and facilities maintenance.

Who may apply?

Our volunteer program is open to all. Those under 18 years of age, however, will need written permission from their parent or guardian. Contact the refuge at 320-273-2191.