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SCA and YCC members treating black locust

We're Hiring! 

Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge is currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Youth Conservation Corps crew members (up to 5) 
  • Career Discovery Intern 
  • Invasive Species Interns (2)
  • Administrative Assistant

For a detailed description of the positions and more information on how to apply, please click the link below.

 Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge Job Opportunities


Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities. Our volunteers have provided assistance in special events coordination and staffing, maintenance of buildings and structures, construction projects, invasive species treatment, historical records archiving, visitor contact and information, and much more! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Deputy Refuge Manager William Crouch (via email to or by phone at 804-313-7574).

Friends Group 

The Rappahannock Wildlife Refuge Friends Group formed in August 2004. Their mission is to support the National Wildlife Refuge System and promote awareness of the refuge through education and outreach. Today there are over 300 Friends members. The Friends have completed many projects such as the construction of the Wilna wildlife observation platform and they also funded the construction of the Wilna wildlife observation/hunt blind. Friends members have staffed numerous public events and were instrumental in gaining the refuge’s acceptance into the Chesapeake Gateways Network in March 2006. 

Please visit the Friends Group website at if you would like to become a member or would like more information.

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) 

Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young men and women who work, earn, and learn together doing outdoor conservation projects. YCC members complete meaningful projects that require hard work and cooperation. Work projects on the refuge may include building and improving trails, removing invasive plants, and contributing to wildlife management programs. Enrollees also participate in educational activities. Applicants must be fifteen to eighteen years of age, be citizens or legal residents of the United States, and enjoy the outdoors. YCC applications are announced in mid-February and accepted through mid-April of each year.