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Volunteers are a critical part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

Almost 42,000 volunteers contribute in excess of 1.5 million hours annually performing a wide variety of important tasks. Some work full-time, some just a few hours a week or month, or during a particular season or special event. Refuge System volunteers are individuals who want to give back to their communities, retired people willing to share their wealth of knowledge, concerned citizens of all ages who want to learn more about conservation and practice that knowledge, and passionate people who enjoy the outdoors and want to spread the word about America's greatest natural treasures.

Volunteer opportunities at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge include staffing the Visitor Center, providing interpretive hikes and programs, maintaining hiking trails and Day Use Areas, general litter removal from refuge roadsides, assisting with special activities and fishing events, mowing or maintaining native plant areas, or monitoring bird nest boxes. If you are interested in volunteering, please call (903) 786-2826.