Get Involved

Get Involved Hdr Pic 512W_ Volunteers begin boardwalk restoration at Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area

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. There is no doubt that it would not be successful without the leadership, commitment, dedication, and support of volunteers. More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century.


Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge has a need for volunteers of all ages, experience levels, interests, and commitment levels. Volunteering at Waccamaw NWR will bring a sense of ownership in the Refuge. Not only do wildlife and visitors benefit from volunteer involvement, but the volunteers themselves also benefit by building a personal connection with the Refuge.

Available opportunities include the following duties:

  • Administrative tasks
  • Construction project support
  • Facility and grounds maintenance 
  • Environmental education program assistance
  • Eradication of invasive species
  • Habitat modification operations
  • Visitor center services


Get involved in learning about Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge and become a volunteer to contribute your strength of conserving and protecting America’s natural resources!

For more information on volunteering

Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge volunteer information:

The Refuge provides three RV sites for resident volunteers, two within walking distance of the Visitor Center and one at the Cox Ferry Lake Recreational Area.

All sites have picnic tables, water, electric (20/30/50 amp service) and sewer hook-ups, and are located on level concrete pads. Outbuildings with washer/dryer are available free of charge.

  • Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Attendant Resident Volunteer
  • Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge Maintenance Volunteer Resident Volunteer
  • Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge Resident RV Volunteer


In exchange for volunteering 250 hours a “Volunteer Pass” is awarded as a way to say “thank you”.
Volunteer Pass

Become a Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer
Questions? Please contact the Refuge’s volunteer coordinator:

Jason Hunnicutt
Visitor Services Manager
21424 N Fraser Street (Hwy 701)
Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 527-8069
jason_hunicutt@fws.gov

There is no doubt the National Widlife Refuge System would not be successful without the leadership, commitment, dedication, & support of volunteers. Waccamaw NWR has a need for volunteers of all ages, experience levels, interests, and commitment levels. Some of the available opportunities include administrative, recreational, maintenance, & environmental education. Volunteering at Waccamaw NWR will bring a sense of ownership in the Refuge. Not only do wildlife & visitors benefit from volunteer involvement, but the volunteers themselves also benefit by building a personal connection with the Refuge.

VOLUNTEER FACT SHEET

If you would like to become a volunteer please give us a call, send us an email, or fill out our Volunteer Application below and mail it to us. We hope to hear from you soon.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

 

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