Ways to Get Involved
Volunteers are important to the work we do at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteer opportunities include leading tours and providing educational activities for school groups, staffing the nature store, conducting wildlife surveys and removing.
Volunteers at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge perform a wide variety of tasks. Some work full time, some just a few hours a week or month or during a particular season or special event. Some volunteer projects can be done at home. Typical volunteer opportunities may involve:
- Leading tours and providing educational activities for school groups and other visitors
- Staffing the Nature Store and Visitor Contact Station
- Maintaining refuge system facilities (mowing lawns, cutting trails and grooming ski trails)
- Conducting wildlife population surveys
- Improving habitat such as re-establishing native plants along a riverbank
- Help with special projects such as cleaning out duck boxes and bluebird houses
- Writing grant proposals and developing visitor services activities
- Photographing natural and cultural resources
Generally, no special skills are required to be a volunteer. Any on-the-job training is provided if needed.
The Friends of Aroostook is a non-profit, tax-exempt advocacy group established in 1998 to provide support and services to the refuge. Friends are the bridge between the refuge and the community, and contribute to its future by helping people understand that their actions today determine the legacy we leave for tomorrow. Our Friends group hosts environmental education and outdoor recreational programs every month.
We invite you to join. You can serve on the Board of Directors, work in the Visitor Contact Station and Nature Store, or provide your support by being a member. Please share your interest and experience.
Friends of Aroostook NWR
P.O. Box 554
Limestone, ME 04750
Visit our Facebook page by searching for Friends of Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge to learn more.