Get Involved

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Volunteers are always welcome at the Refuge. You can volunteer to help with biological field work, noxious weed removal, habitat restoration, maintenance projects, trail and campground maintenance, visitor contacts or some other area you are passionate about.

Since 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 groups support National Wildlife Refuges.  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.  

Why not become a volunteer or Refuge Friend and contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities please call the Refuge at 509-684-8384 or email us at


Friends of Little Pend Oreille NWR

The Friends of the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge is an independent, volunteer, non-profit 501c(3) organization chartered in 2000. They are dedicated to promoting the conservation of native fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats on the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge, providing educational opportunities, and fostering understanding and appreciation of the Refuge.

Learn more about the Friends Group at their web site at


Our Volunteer Program

We have college students that volunteer during the week during the school year; adults that provide weekend campground maintenance and visitor contacts; folks that build bird boxes and others that monitor them for activity, and folks with RVs that park on the Refuge for the summer and lend a hand with their skills in exchange for free hook-ups for their RVs. Contact the Refuge through this web site, call headquarters at 509-684-8384 or email for more information.