Ways to Get Involved

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There are many volunteer opportunities on national wildlife refuges. If you'll contact us to discuss your areas of interest, your abilities, and your skills, we can likely tailor an opportunity just for you. 

Call (704) 694-4424 for more information or ideas about ways you can help!

We have two residential volunteer programs: Resident Volunteers and Interns.

Education Programs

Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge works with local schools, civic organizations and a number of partners to provide environmental education and interpretation for students and visiting groups of all ages.  Our program topics include but are not limited to: a basic refuge introduction, migratory birds, wildlife management, and furbearers.  Material may be suited to any age, from grade school to the college level.

In March and April each year, Pee Dee Refuge partners with Anson County 4H/Cooperative Extension and other conservation agencies to host two weeks of educational programs at the refuge.  These programs, entitled “Refuge Adventures” and “Environmental Field Days” allow all the second and third graders in the county to experience the refuge first hand.

 If you are interested in scheduling a group visit, or would like a refuge employee to provide a program at your location, please contact the Refuge Office at 704-694-4424. 

Please try to schedule your visit or program at least two months in advance.