Ways to Get Involved



Refuge volunteers offer their time, enthusiasm, talent, and skills, allowing the refuge to accomplish much more than would otherwise be possible. What do volunteers do?--a partial list: 

  • Environmental Education with school field trips
  • Restore habitat
  • Wildlife Surveys
  • Control invasive plants
  • Give refuge presentations
  • Lead refuge tours
  • Provide clerical help
  • Update wildlife databases
  • Maintain trails and signs
  • Building and grounds maintenance 

Whether you're in school or retired ... whether you require training or not … whether you can contribute a few hours per week, per month, or per year — we would like to talk to you about making a difference on the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

Email: OhioRiverIslands@fws.gov

Or call: 304-375-2923 ext. 117

Our Partners

Friends Group

The Friends of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge is an independent, non-profit organization that encourages participation and support of the refuge. Their mission is to promote conservation, awareness and appreciation of the Ohio River Islands NWR by providing assistance to the refuge through volunteer programs, fundraising, educating and involving the community in a manner consistent with refuge objectives. Find out more by visiting our website or by emailing friendsofohioriverislands@gmail.com

List of other partners with links to partner websites: