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Would you like to learn more about your National Wildlife Refuge and its neighboring public land, the Francis Marion National Forest? Moreover, would you like to help the Refuge and Forest fulfill their missions of conserving and protecting our treasured natural places? If so, get involved!

Volunteers... Making a Difference

 ASU Volunteers

Working for wildlife! Throughout the year, Cape Romain volunteers work with staff to meet refuge management goals and fulfill the mission of the Service to protect, conserve, and restore our wildlife, plants, and their habitats. Committed to conservation, the support we receive from volunteers is invaluable.

What are volunteers doing that enable us to manage and maintain our resources, provide information services for visitors, and promote conservation education for our youth? Lots!!

Refuge volunteers are engaged in a variety of tasks which include:

• Working with the loggerhead sea turtle nest relocation program

• Assisting in the eradication of invasive plant species

• Leading tours, interpreting the cultural and natural history of the refuge,
  and providing information for visitors

• Presenting conservation education programs to children

• Assisting with construction projects

• Assisting with facility and grounds maintenance

• Working with habitat modification and management projects

• Providing computer and technological support

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Volunteering From a Volunteer's Perspective

Join the Cape Romain Refuge Volunteer Team

Descriptive information for volunteer work opportunities is provided with the following links:

Resource Management
 Visitor Services
Environmental Education
Visitor Center Facility & Grounds Maintenance.

For more information on volunteer opportunities available at the refuge, contact the Headquarters office at (843) 928-3264 or email the refuge Volunteer Coordinator. For information about volunteer opportunities with the Fish and Wildlife Service nationwide, visit

Resident Volunteer Opportunities

Do you own a self-contained recreational vehicle and enjoy visiting your public lands? If so, become a Resident Volunteer at Cape Romain Refuge. The refuge provides three adjacent RV sites within walking distance of Garris pier and boat landing. Each site has a picnic table and water, electric and sewer hook-ups. Water is not potable; however, drinking water is provided by the refuge. An outbuilding with washer/dryer is available. The sites are located near the refuge maintenance facility. We ask an individual for a work commitment of 32 hours each week for a minimum of two months. If you travel with a spouse or friend, we require each person to commit to 24 hours each week.

If you have an interest in working with us, please fill out the Volunteer Application. You may fax the application to 843.928.3803 or mail to Cape Romain NWR, 5801 Hwy 17 North, Awendaw, SC 29429.