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American Beaver-Castor canadensis/Leann Wilkins

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 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 a conservation mission that reaches back more than a century.  Volunteering at a National Wildlife Refuge is a win-win situation.  It provides the volunteer a sense of pride and accomplishment; while mutually benefiting refuge staff, local community, and ultimately wildlife.

Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge volunteers are chosen based on current refuge needs and the skills and interests of the prospective volunteer.  If you would like more information about the refuge's volunteer opportunities, please contact the Visitor Services Manager at telephone number (505) 425-3581, Ext 205 or visit

Become a volunteer and contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.