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Wetland at Patoka River NWR

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 to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.

Volunteers provide their skills and energy to the reforestation effort, clean-up projects, school programs, maintenance of public facilities, trail construction, office work and wildlife monitoring. We invite you to learn from first hand experiences. By volunteering you'll gain knowledge about the refuge, its purpose and prospects and become involved with a vision of wildlife, natural landscapes and quality of life for people in southwestern Indiana.

Contact the refuge office at 812-749-3199 for volunteer opportunities.