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. Become a volunteer by filling out an application and contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.

Volunteering Experiences

Want to have fun, meet new people, and help wildlife? Become a volunteer with the Pond Creek Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers are actively involved in many of the refuge programs. Volunteers put in more than 200 volunteer hours each year to directly benefit the wildlife and habitat of the refuge. 

RV Volunteer Program

Pond Creek offers a volunteer RV pad with three RV sites. This site is newly built. RV volunteers from all over the country and all walks of life can visit and volunteer. Volunteers get to experience some of the most rewarding wildlife work in the country.

Local Volunteers/Groups

A wide array of volunteer activities are available for local individuals and groups. There are some projects suitable for high school term papers, as well as college-level independent study projects.

If you would like to volunteer for Pond Creek Wildlife Refuge please contact us at

Youth Summer Employment

Youth Conservation Corps is an 8-week summer work program for youth between the ages of 15 (by June 22, 2015) and 19 (not age 19 before August 14, 2015) and are currently enrolled in high school. Youth are randomly selected to participate each year. Interested applicants must fill out the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) application & return it to the refuge office before close of business May 8th. YCC enrollees contribute to the completion of such projects as boundary/sign posting, painting, grass cutting, trimming limbs and debris from roadways, etc.

Click here for requirements, details and more!

Youth Conservation Corps Application