Ways to Get Involved

Get involved as a Volunteer or Intern.


The refuge typically has a variety of internship opportunities each late spring through summer ranging from biology and invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

Learn more about invasive species
work to interpretation and education. Announcements will be posted on this website and on popular job boards during the winter of each year. The application period usually closes in February. Internships are a great way to experience what it is like to work on public lands and make a contribution to natural resource conservation.



We love our volunteers! Without their generous help, much of what we do at Monomoy, both in the Visitor Center and in the field, would not be possible. We depend on our dedicated volunteers for our daily operations.

Volunteers are responsible for public outreach and maintenance at the visitor center; informing visitors about Monomoy, directing them to our self-guided walk, and answering any questions they may have about the refuge, displays in the center, or Chatham in general. Friends of Monomoy volunteers may also make sales in the bookstore and answer phone calls. 

During the spring and summer, we also occasionally host beach clean-ups, wildlife census days and other opportunities to get out in the field on our wilderness islands. Keep your eyes open for announcements on our Facebook page! 

Our typical volunteer involvement includes either a 10:00am-1:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm shift at the visitor center. Volunteers can come in as often as they’d like, the more the better! If interested, please review the forms linked below and contact us at: 

Office: (508) 945-0594
Email: r5rw_mnwr@fws.gov

Our Partners

Friends of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

The Friends of Monomoy is the official Monomoy NWR friends group, who are devoted to the continued protection and management of the refuge, and to the promotion of wildlife oriented education as it relates to the refuge. The Friends can be reached by email (friendsofmonomoyinc@gmail.com), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FoMNWR).