Get Involved

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. Become a volunteer by filling out an application and contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.

Wheeler Intern Program

The refuge intern program is designed to provide valuable work experience for college students or recent graduates and to provide work assistance for the refuge . . . . . .
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Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Association

Interested citizens formed this local independent association to provide additional services to the refuge and the ever-growing number of visitors. Members take pride in the refuge and believe all citizens should share in the responsibilities of caring for their public lands. 


Volunteering Experiences

Want to have fun, meet new people, help wildlife? Become a volunteer with the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers are actively involved in many of the refuge programs. Volunteers put in more than 7,000 volunteer hours each year to directly benefit the wildlife and habitat of the refuge. 


RV Volunteer Program

Wheeler offers an opportunity for RV volunteers to staff the Visitor Center and provide information to visitors. The RV site includes water, electric, and sewer service, as well as, access to washer/dryer. RV volunteers from all over the country and all walks of life visit and volunteer. Volunteers get to experience some of the most rewarding wildlife work in the country.Click here for more information...


Local Volunteers/Groups

A wide array of volunteer activities are available for local individuals and groups.
If you would like to volunteer for the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge please contact us at