Get Involved

Get Involved at Muscatatuck

You Can Help Muscatatuck!


Volunteers assist with many activities at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in the biological, maintenance and visitor services area. Working hours are flexible and, for long-term, full-time volunteers, housing and/or trailer sites may be available.  We are always in need of volunteers and if you are interested please give Donna Stanley a call at 812-522-4352 x 12 to discuss possible options.  


Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)

The refuge normally hosts a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program every summer for high school age youth. Youth workers are chosen by random drawing and paid the Indiana state minimum wage of $7.25/ hour.  Projects to be completed during most summers include trail maintenance, habitat restoration/improvement, facility maintenance, vehicle maintenance, invasive species control. There are also environmental education opportunities.  Enrollees will do hard physical work and may be exposed to insects, poison oak and ivy, adverse weather and difficult working conditions  

For more information please contact or by phone at 812-522-4352. You may also send in completed applications to that same email or drop off at the office or visitor center. Download the application form.   


Muscatatuck Wildlife Society 

Muscatatuck has an active "Friends" non-profit support group. The Muscatatuck Wildlife Society assists refuge staff in many ways including funding management and visitor service projects, maintaining the historic Myers Cabin and barn, supporting special events, managing the Visitor Center Nature Store, and printing "Duck Tales", a refuge newsletter. Many friends' members also volunteer at the refuge doing educational, interpretive, biological, and maintenance projects. For more information, or for a Muscatatuck Wildlife Society membership brochure, call or e-mail the refuge.   More information about the Friends can be found on their Muscatatuck Wildlife Society MWS Facebook Page or their MWS website