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Volunteer Program  

  • If you reside in the Tok area, would you be interested in becoming a friend of Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge? We have an active group of Friends we are able to call on for special programs and assisting with special activities. If you're interested in learning more about becoming a Friend of Tetlin NWR, please call our office 883-5312 or contact Stephen Rudolph, Supervisory Park Ranger. 
  • Some of our local Friends even participate in the state wide Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges. This group is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of the natural resources of all the National Wildlife Refuges within Alaska. The Friends promote understanding and appreciation of these Refuges and assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in meeting its mandates.

We have had exemplary volunteers who helped us in so many ways at Tetlin. Because of our volunteers, we have been able to complete the construction of an interpretive pavilion at our Deadman Lake Campground, offer interpretive programs to visitors on weekends, take visitors on guided hikes, and  re-stain and spruce up other facilities.  Not only have we had extraordinary volunteers--they've become valued friends that we look forward to welcoming back the next time their travels bring them to Alaska.

Check out some of the ways our former volunteers have helped us.  

See Volunteer Gallery

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    Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges goals:  

    • Educate the public and decision makers on local, national, and international levels about Alaska's National Wildlife Refuges. 
    • Assist the Refuges in accomplishing their missions through wildlife management and habitat improvement projects.
    • Fund refuge-oriented projects through grants, memberships, donations, and other activities. 

    For more information about the Alaska Friends group, please check out their web site at