Get Involved

Group photo for National Public Lands Day 2012

Although the Refuge is closed to the general public, there are five great ways you can get involved with our refuge! 

Everyone who volunteers must fill out the new Volunteer Services Agreement form.   

If you have a group, you may fill out the new Group Volunteer Form.

Monthly Volunteer Work Days

Held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 8am - 12pm. Activities include upland habitat restoration, trash pick-up, and work in the native plant nursery. Registration required by the Monday before the event - call 562-598-1024 and leave first and last names (please also spell out) and phone number of all participants. Meet at the main gate parking lot (800 Seal Beach Blvd.) at 8am on the day of the event. Please bring photo ID. Long pants and sturdy shoes recommended. US citizens only.

Special Events

Typically refuge special events throughout the year such as National Public Lands Day or trash pickup events, so please check our homepage. 

Stewardship Work Days

If you have a group of 10-20 individuals interested in arranging stewardship activities, please contact Refuge Manager at least 2 months in advance.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to get more involved and can commit 100 hours minimum per year, then please contact Refuge Manager at (562) 598-1024.  A background check is required.   

Become a part of our Friends group

A great way to become a supporter and volunteer of the Refuge!  Please visit the Friends of Seal Beach NWR website.