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"VOLUNTEERISM...pass down to your Children as Tradition, but more important, it's a gift for a lifetime." - Stacy Mauceri

From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources. 

More than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state.  Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.  

More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century.  Become a volunteer or Refuge Friend to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources. Opportunities to volunteer can be found at

Volunteer Information

There is always work to be done on refuges, and volunteers help get it done! People with all kinds of talents can find something to do and have fun at the same time. We need volunteers to help with:

  • Visitor Reception and assist with Special Refuge Events
  •  Habitat and Wildlife 
  • Maintenance of Facilities 
  • Environmental Education and Interpretation programs 

    Resident Camper Volunteer

    Cross Creeks has one RV camper pad that is available near the refuge office for use with resident volunteers in exchange for 24 hours of service per couple or 32 hours for an individual.  The refuge will provide propane and  a government vehicle during service hours.


    If you are interested in volunteering for Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, contact us to learn more.