Get Involved

Three angler volunteers standing on dock at Lake Mary

 Volunteers are invaluable to the National Wildlife Refuge System. You can enjoy a productive and rewarding experience as a volunteer at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

Volunteers play a vital role in helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fulfill its mission of conserving, protecting, and enhancing America’s fish, wildlife and plants and the habitats on which they depend.

From the start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System owes its existence to concerned public that help protect America’s natural resources. We invite you to get involved and become a volunteer.

As a volunteer, you can share your knowledge of the Refuge and natural history with students and the general public; get hands-on experience with our wildlife monitoring teams; or share your maintenance talents and skills. A variety of opportunities are available in visitor services, natural resource management, administration, and service projects.

Many of our volunteers are also members of the Friends of the Front Range National Wildlife Refuges. The 'Friends' are an independent, non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting Refuge goals and projects. Members receive a 10% discount in the bookstore and, notification of coming events and access to "Members-only" events held on the Refuge. Visit their website at