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Volunteering at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

Volunteers play a critical role in fulfilling the mission at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge by giving countless hours assisting with conservation efforts, maintenance, wildlife and habitat management, special events and a number of other everyday refuge activities.

The refuge welcomes volunteers in a variety of fields and interests. Volunteers can help the refuge in the following disciplines:

  • Interpretation and Environmental Education – greet visitors to the Visitor Center; update signs and kiosks; provide computer support; assist with educational programs and teacher orientation; lead field trips and assist with any special events.
  • Resource Management –assist with wildlife surveys and water level management; help control invasive species; and other biological activities.
  • Maintenance – assist with trail maintenance, building maintenance, mowing and trimming, and other construction projects.
  • Administration – assist employees with answering telephones, filing, data input and other office duties.

Electric and water hook-ups are available for Volunteers with recreational vehicles at the refuge. Contact the Refuge Volunteer Coordinator for more information. Send inquiries to: Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, Attention: Volunteer Coordinator, 24279 State Highway 51, Puxico, MO 63960 or call (573) 222-3589

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