Get Involved

Get Involved

Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge has a thriving volunteer program with over 100 volunteers contributing thousands of hours each year. However, new volunteers are needed every year to help us fulfill our mission. You can be a part of something great!


Volunteer opportunities on the refuge range from one-day stewardship projects to a regular commitment to help staff with different duties. Volunteers can help the refuge in the following disciplines:

  • Interpretation and Environmental Education - greet visitors to the Visitor Center; update signs and kiosks; assist with educational programs and teacher orientations; field trips and assist with any special events like Eagle Days and Family Day.
  • Resource Management - assist with wildlife surveys; help control invasive species, and other biological activities. 
  • Maintenance - assist with trail maintenance, facilities maintenance, mowing and trimming, weeding pollinator gardens, and other light construction projects.
  • Administration - assists front desk with answering phones, greeting visitors and assisting visitors, filing, data input and other office duties.


Youth, civic, educational, and special interest groups are always welcome to volunteer. Hands-on stewardship activities like removing invasive species and clearing brush from prairie habitats are most popular with groups. Scouts can earn recognition from their volunteering experience.

Volunteers make a huge difference at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge. Whether you are able to volunteer for just an hour or throughout the year, all help is greatly appreciated. Call Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge office at 660-442-3187.

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