Get Involved

Get Involved at 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.

 

 

The refuge hosts the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) every summer. The 2019 work season will begin on June 3rd and end on July 26th. Youth workers are paid the Indiana state minimum wage of $7.25/ hour.  Projects to be completed during the summer include trail maintenance, habitat restoration/ improvement, facility maintenance, vehicle maintenance, invasive species control, along with 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 Shane Baxter at shane_baxter@fws.gov or by phone at 812-522-4352 ex 13.  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 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

There will be a spring volunteer work day on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in celebration of Earth Day. Another volunteer work day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28th as a celebration of National Public Lands Day. At all work days there is work for volunteers of all ages and abilities.  Work starts at the Visitor Center at 9 am.