Get Involved

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.

Approximately 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 agency's wildlife conservation mission that reaches back more than a century.

The Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge is looking for volunteers interested in helping protect and enhance the refuge! We are in need of every kind of volunteer, including those who can help with the environmental education program; conduct wildlife and plant surveys; do construction and maintenance projects; greet visitors over the phone; and much more!

For more information about volunteering for the refuge, contact the refuge. For information on other volunteer opportunities on federal lands, visit