Get Involved

Get Involved

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.

Volunteer at Necedah NWR

Refuge volunteers are vital to the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge mission. Volunteers contribute hundreds of hours each year to help meet this mission through monitoring bird populations, leading school groups, maintaining trails, taking photos, helping in the office and 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.


To become a volunteer email or call 608-565-2551.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteer Naturalist (Fall/Spring)

Join the talented team of volunteers and visitor center staff and share the excitement of teaching while exploring Necedah National Wildlife Refuge.  Learn to lead many fun and easy nature activities and learn skills for working with groups of children. Volunteer Naturalists make a difference to more than 5,000 children who visit the Refuge each year. Volunteers work with classes of students on weekdays during school hours. 


Visitor Center Volunteer (year-round)

As the face of the Refuge, Visitor Center Volunteers greet visitors and answer general questions about the Refuge and wildlife sightings.  Volunteers also answer and direct phone calls, fill information boxes, promote membership, help out with the equipment lending program, and assist with office projects. Volunteers work Monday – Saturdays, 9:00am – 4:00pm. 


WI Jr. Duck Stamp Contest

Assist with various components of state-wide art contest, help annually in March.



Weed, water, and plant to maintain the Visitor Center landscape and native pollinator garden.