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Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges

Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges 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.

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.

Volunteer on America’s Last Frontier

Volunteers and student interns are utilized to help with a variety of projects on the Refuge. If you are interested in volunteering with us please contact us directly with information regarding your availability and skills. Typically, you will need to provide your own transportation to our headquarters in Bethel.

For more information about other volunteer opportunities with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Alaska, visit the Alaska Region volunteer page.

Work at Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge

Jobs may open periodically at the Refuge. Keep an eye on All permanent and seasonal federal jobs are posted there. In the entrance screen, indicate that you want to see jobs for Alaska. Visit the site every two weeks or so to see what's new.

Additional positions at the Refuge may be filled through “Local Hire” authority that was established under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (ANILCA). This authority allows the Refuge to fill certain positions with individuals, who by reason of having lived or worked in or near Alaska public lands, have special knowledge and expertise concerning the natural or cultural resources of that unit. These positions will be announced on our Home page as they become available.