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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!

Join the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Team

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Volunteers... Making a Difference 

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:

   Resource management - sea turtle nest protection 
    Resource Volunteer Job Description

Maintenance – landscaping; maintenance of public use areas and facilities, and construction projects 
   Refuge Maintenance Job Description 
   Visitor Center Maintenance Job Description

  Visitor Services - providing visitor information, leading interpretive tours and teaching environmental         education to youth
   Visitor Services Job Description 
   Education Job Description

Resident Volunteer Opportunities

Do you own a self-contained recreational vehicle? If so, become a Resident Volunteer at the refuge. Three RV sites are within walking distance of Garris Landing pier and boat ramp. Each site has water, electric and sewer hook-ups and an outbuilding with washer/dryer is available. Sites are located near the refuge maintenance facility. We ask an individual for a work commitment of 28 hours each week for a minimum of three months. Please check our current opportunities posted on 


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Volunteering From a Volunteer's Perspective

For more information on volunteer opportunities available at the refuge, contact the Headquarters office at (843) 928-3264 x210 or email the refuge Volunteer Coordinator. For information about volunteer opportunities with the Fish and Wildlife Service nationwide, visit