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 urban and coastal communities to make a lasting difference. Find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying.


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.

Refuge volunteers are very important to our mission at Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge. There are many ways you can contribute. Volunteers can help us in almost everything we do, from monitoring bird populations to leading school groups, from maintaining trails to taking photos, from helping in the office to repairing equipment and facilities. Please call the office to find out what opportunities are currently available.

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. Learn more about our local partners.

Friends of Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge was formed in 2011 and is seeking memberships. Their purpose is to increase public awareness, appreciation, understanding and stewardship of the refuge and the refuge system; promote and coordinate active public participation in restoration, enhancement, and management projects on the refuge. Visit their website or contact the refuge for more information.

Education Programs

Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, a fellowship or a volunteer opportunity at a national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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, fish hatchery or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation.

Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge hosts an annual Youth Conservation Corps program, and always looks for opportunities to fund other internships.