Ways to Get Involved

James Campbell NWR is part of the O‘ahu NWR Complex. Activities such as environmental education and volunteer projects are typically permitted during the nonbreeding season of the ae‘o; however, currently, the Refuge is closed to the general public. Please check the website periodically for updates.


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.

The refuge has an active volunteer program. This program ranges from volunteer docents hosting interpretative tours of the Ki‘i Unit, to refuge-sponsored beachside trash clean-ups along adjacent coastal dunes and beaches, to assistance with wildlife surveys and habitat management activities. Currently, the Refuge is closed to the general public, but please check the website periodically for updates.

Our Partners

The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. 

Partnerships with local education organizations provide local schools with environmental education opportunities on the refuge. Outdoor classrooms offer an ideal setting for multidisciplinary educational programs. Some of these programs are provided by Papahana Kuaola, one of the refuge’s environmental education partners. For more information on environmental education opportunities, please contact Papahana Kuaola.

Education Programs

The refuge provides a worksite and activities for the Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps. The YCC program is aimed at educating Hawai‘i’s youth on the many conservation issues that threaten Hawai‘i’s unique environment. YCC provides a healthy and hands-on educational experience for Hawai‘i’s youth in order to encourage the development of natural resource managers, cultural awareness, personal growth, teamwork, leadership, skills, and an environmental ethic that participants will carry with them throughout their lives.