Get Involved


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.

The Havasu National Wildlife Refuge relies on dedicated volunteers and community members to assist staff with various conservation and maintenance projects.

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge advertises volunteer opportunities on and recruits throughout the year.

The refuge typically recruits two volunteer couples for a six-month commitment from fall until spring, although three-month special-condition commitments are considered. The refuge has two shaded camper pads with electrical and water hook-ups reserved for long-term volunteers. Local volunteers are encouraged to contact the refuge for opportunities.

Volunteers get to know the refuge and take part in a large conservation effort to protect and improve Havasu National Wildlife Refuge. Responsibilities include assisting maintenance staff with daily projects and tasks, removing litter and trash from public use areas, assisting with office and administrative duties, and assisting with special on- and off-site events.

Friends of the Bill Williams River and Havasu National Wildlife Refuges
The Friends of the Bill Williams River and Havasu National Wildlife Refuges (Friends) was created in 2012 to assist Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge and Havasu National Wildlife Refuge with their wildlife conservation missions. This volunteer group is involved with activities on the refuges, assists with conservation projects, educational events, protecting habitat, and promoting community involvement. The Friends Group has a monthly meeting usually held in Golden Shores, Arizona. As a recently established non-profit organization, the Friends is actively seeking new members that want to make a difference in the community. Please visit the Friends page for more information.