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. 

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.


Volunteers are an essential part of operations at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. They perform many vital functions. With your help, we will enhance the quality of wildlife habitat and public use opportunities. Our program offers challenges for everyone and volunteers from all walks of life are encouraged to apply!

If you have an interest in wildlife, enjoy working outdoors or with people, or simply want to contribute in some way, consider joining the Refuge’s volunteer staff. Training and uniforms are provided—you supply the interest and time. Becoming involved is easy. Simply fill out a volunteer application and email the form to or mail to Lake Woodruff NWR, 2045 Mud Lake Road, DeLeon Springs, FL 32130.  

Work Campers

Many people have joined the RV lifestyle and are looking for opportunities to have a work camping/volunteer experience.

Do you have an RV? Do you like volunteering? Are you looking to join this active lifestyle? Come join our crew!

Individual work camp volunteers are expected to provide a minimum of 24 hours or 3 days of service per week. Couples must provide a combined minimum of 32 hours or 4 days per week in exchange for a fun, interesting volunteer experience along with RV site. Occasionally, you may be asked to volunteer additional hours to help with special projects or events. We're always looking for summer help! Work hours are flexible during summer months, please contact the refuge for more information.

Our RV sites are 12' x 40' concrete pads with full electrical (50 amp), water, and sewer hook-up. Laundry facilities are available. The RV sites are located within walking distance of the maintenance compound and headquarters office. No other camping is allowed on the refuge.

Simply fill out a volunteer application and email the form to or mail to Lake Woodruff NWR, 2045 Mud Lake Road, DeLeon Springs, FL 32130.

For More Information
For more information about volunteering at the Refuge call 386-985-4673 or email