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 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. Laguna Atascosa is always looking for local or RV volunteers.  

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge offers plenty of opportunities that fit every level of expertise, from general maintenance to educational outreach and everything in-between. Visit Volunteer.gov for more information.  

Are you a Boy Scout, Girl Scout, or a future conservationist? Do you want to leave your mark on the refuge in a positive way? Contact George Garcia


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. For more information please contact George Garcia. Laguna Atascosa is always looking for local or RV volunteers. The refuge offers plenty of opportunities that fit every level of expertise. Open positions include: 

  • Visitors Center volunteer  
  • General maintenance volunteer  
  • Visitors Services volunteer  
  • Digital communications volunteer  
  • Trails maintenance volunteer  
  • Admin volunteer  

Our volunteer opportunities are available for both local and RV volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities

This position will be a three-day 8-hour shift. Laguna Atascosa NWR seeks RV volunteers! As the resident volunteers, you would provide orientation, interpretation, and answer questions. You would cover Refuge topics, including local natural and cultural resources, safety precautions, rules and...

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. Learn more about our local partners. 

  • Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge  
  • City of Brownsville  
  • Cameron County
  • Texas Animal Health Commission 
  • Texas Youth Hunting Program (tyhp.org)  


  • Ocelot Conservation Day  
  • EverykidOutdoors.gov presentation  
  • Educational outreach to local ISD with in the Laguna Atascosa area. 
  • Christmas Bird Count  
  • And much more  

Contact George Garcia for more outreach opportunities.

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 national wildlife refuge
A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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, fish hatchery or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation. 

  • Youth Conservation Core  
  • American Conservation Association 
  • Student Conservation Association  
  • Hispanic Access Foundation