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.

Volunteers: Gain new experiences and meet new people while supporting wildlife conservation. 

Local Groups: Find out how communities can better work with refuges 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. 

Felsenthal NWR offers volunteer accommodations, complete with two RV pads equipped with 50 amp electrical outlets and water hook-ups. Site amenities include access to an on-site laundry facility and free Wi-Fi. We work with volunteers from all over the country and all walks of life.

Contact our Visitor Services Specialist for volunteering opportunities by calling our refuge office at 870-364-3167 or emailing us at felsenthal@fws.gov.

Our Partners

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.  

Education Programs

Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, a fellowship, or a volunteer opportunity at a National Wildlife Refuge, fish hatchery, or other Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation.