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.

Volunteers: Gain new experiences and meet new people while supporting wildlife conservation. 

Local Groups: Find out how communities can better work with refuges for wildlife and people                  

Youth: Explore paid and unpaid opportunities to learn and develop leadership skills.


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. 

Pond Creek offers a volunteer RV pad with three RV sites. We work with volunteers from all over the country and all walks of life.

If you would like to volunteer for Pond Creek Wildlife Refuge, please contact us at amanda_wilkinson@fws.gov.

Our Partners

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.

Education Programs

Youth Summer Employment

Youth Conservation Corps is an 8-week summer work program for youth between the ages of 15 and 19 and are currently enrolled in high school. Youth are randomly selected to participate each year. Interested applicants must fill out the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) application and return it to the refuge office before close of business May 8th. YCC enrollees contribute to the completion of such projects as boundary/sign posting, painting, grass cutting, trimming limbs and debris from roadways, etc.