Get Involved

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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. More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and more then 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges. These volunteers and friends are crucial to protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the legacy of tomorrow.

Volunteer Information

There is always work to be done on refuges, and volunteers help get it done! People with all kinds of talents can find something to do and have fun at the same time. We need volunteers to help with:

  • Habitat and Wildlife 
  • Maintenance of Facilities 
  • Environmental Education and Interpretation programs

If you are interested in volunteering for Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, contact us to learn more.

Friends of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Information

Friends of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the primary purposes for which the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge was established and promoting the preservation of the natural and historical resources of the Refuge, foster its use and enjoyment by the public consistent with the protection and preservation of its environment, and engage in such educational, scientific and civic activities as will assist the management of the Refuge in carrying out its mandates. Please visit their page for information on how to join.