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Volunteer at Middle Mississippi River Refuge

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.

Refuge volunteers are very important to our mission, contributing hundreds of hours each year helping us care for the wildlife and habitat on the Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers can help us in almost everything we do, from monitoring bird populations to leading school groups, from maintaining trails to taking photos, from helping in the office to repairing equipment and facilities.

No special skills are needed to be a refuge volunteer. If you have a desire to help, we need you. We hope you'll join us! The best way to find out about current volunteer opportunities is to contact the refuge at 573-847-2333 or email us at