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.
To learn about opportunities throughout the country, visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service main page.
Opportunities on the National Elk Refuge are posted on this page.
Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned: Volunteering at asite is fun and rewarding in many ways. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow.
Volunteers contribute over 20,000 hours to the National Elk Refuge each year and support a variety of divisions at the National Elk Refuge, including administration, maintenance, and visitor services.
Volunteering at the National Elk Refuge
The National Elk Refuge has one of the largest volunteer programs within the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Volunteers are essential team members at the National Elk Refuge because they support mission critical work that otherwise might not be completed due to the demands and priorities on the Refuge's limited permanent staff. Working within the National Elk Refuge team is a fun, dynamic, and inspiring atmosphere. A wide array of volunteer activities are available for residential and local individuals, as well as groups year-round.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the National Elk Refuge, please contact: Annie Sorrell, Visitor Center Manager & Volunteer Coordinator: email@example.com
Join the team at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY as a member of the Education & Visitor Services team. Although this position is located on the National Elk Refuge, it is not a Federal Government position. The Education and Visitor Services team provides educational programming and experiences for thousands of visitors and local community members annually. The primary duties for this position include leading educational and interpretive programming, staffing the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, and performing routine operational tasks that support the team. Health insurance, relocation expenses and other benefits are not provided. This is a seasonal position only. For more information about the position, please email Kari Cieszkiewicz, Education & Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the team at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY as a member of the irrigation team. Although this position is located on the National Elk Refuge, it is not a Federal Government position. These positions include assisting with the operation and maintenance of a state of the art K-Line irrigation system, which irrigates approximately 4,000 acres of grasslands on the National Elk Refuge that serve as crucial winter range habitat for elk and bison. No experience is necessary. Training will be provided. Health insurance, relocation expenses and other benefits are not provided. This is a seasonal position only. Interested candidates must be 18 years or older and possess a valid drivers license. More information forthcoming.