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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.


Support your National Wildlife Refuges by joining organizations such as the National Wildlife Refuge Association that actively supports and advocates for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Within the remote areas of the Pacific, Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge are non-profit organizations that help support millions of transitory wildlife and restoration projects on both islands and the ocean habitats in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

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 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state. Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Position - Four Month Rainforest Realignment Volunteer

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking five volunteers available from approximately January 13th to early June 2020 to participate in a rainforest realignment project at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers will be in Honolulu for training for a couple weeks and then deployed to Palmyra Atoll around January 31st for approximately 4-months.

Dates: January 13, 2020 - Early June 2020

Last Date to Apply: 11/26/2019

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