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 the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Become a volunteer or Refuge Friend to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.
There are many opportunities to get involved in what's going
on at the refuge. Volunteers participate in a wide array of activities,
Volunteers help refuge staff in several different ways by answering
visitors' questions, conducting tours, helping office staff, giving talks to
school groups, performing trail work and helping with many other important
Monitoring Volunteers assist on seasonal bird surveys, annual crane census, amphibian
surveys, and crane monitoring.
Interns are college
students seeking on-the-job experience or research opportunities.
more information on volunteering and available positions, please visit www.volunteers.gov or e-mail our volunteer coordinator.
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In the wild Mississippi sandhill cranes can only be found on and adjacent to the Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR. There are only about 100 individuals remaining.