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 nearby communities to make a lasting difference. Find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying.
More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Become a volunteer to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.
The Pixley and Kern National Wildlife Refuges have ongoing volunteer opportunities available. Some of these opportunities involve biological surveys, non-native plant eradication, and habitat management and maintenance. Depending on the duration of hours, on site housing may be available. Please contact the refuge headquarters for more information at 661-725-2767. For more information on volunteering on land owned and administered by the federal government, please visit volunteer.gov.
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.
The Pixley and Kern National Wildlife Refuges have ongoing volunteer opportunities available. Some of these opportunities involve biological surveys, non-native plant eradication, and habitat management and maintenance. Depending on the duration of hours, on site housing may be available. Please contact the refuge headquarters for more information at 661-725-2767.
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.
The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources. Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner. Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.
Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, a fellowship or a volunteer opportunity at a, fish hatchery or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation.