Ways to Get Involved
Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National wildlife refuges provide many opportunities for you to help your community and fish and wildlife by doing what you love.
National wildlife refuges partner with volunteers, youth groups, landowners, neighbors and residents of urban and coastal communities to make a lasting difference.
Find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying.
- Volunteers - Gain new experiences and meet new people while helping to advance wildlife conservation.
- Friends - Join neighbors in helping refuges restore habitat and expand access to green space.
- Landowners - Learn how you can partner with the Fish and Wildlife Service to voluntarily restore land.
- Local Groups - Find out how communities can work with refuges better for wildlife and people.
- Youth - Explore paid and unpaid opportunities to learn and develop leadership skills
Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned: Volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fun and rewarding in many ways. Master new skills. Meet new friends. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow. Check out our station's latest volunteer opportunities on volunteer.gov
Nature does not recognize human-made boundaries. In order to conserve our natural and cultural resources effectively, we must work with others to bridge these boundaries. Partnerships foster creative solutions to challenging situations and often the results are greater than the sum of the parts. Learn more about our local partners.
Friends of Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge
The Friends of Cherry Valley are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization whose mission it is to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural resources, rural character and scenic beauty of the Cherry Valley area. Their goals include: Improving communication with homeowners, landowners and the community in general; protecting open space and environmentally sensitive areas; strengthening the Board to prepare future leaders; and supporting the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, a fellowship or a volunteer opportunity at a, fish hatchery or other Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation.