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 rural communities to make a lasting difference. Find out how you can help make American lands healthier and communities stronger while doing something personally satisfying. If you are interested in volunteer work at the refuge, check out our latest volunteer opportunities on volunteer.gov or contact us for more details.


We rely on volunteers for several jobs around the Refuge. Whether you're interested in spending a few weeks as a Resident Camp Host at the beautiful Virgin Valley campground, or are interested in spending a day or two assisting with general maintenance or invasive plant species work, we usually have a job that needs doing! Email Carissa Callison at carissa_callison@fws.gov or check out volunteer.gov to search for open opportunities.

Check out this recent article highlighting important volunteer efforts to remove relic fencing and improve pronghorn habitat! We greatly appreciate the hard work of our partners and volunteers in this work: In rewilding a pocket of pristine antelope habitat, volunteers turn to fence removal (Richard Bednarski, The Nevada Independence, Jan. 8, 2023). 

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.


Do you have a group who would like to learn more about sagebrush sagebrush
The western United States’ sagebrush country encompasses over 175 million acres of public and private lands. The sagebrush landscape provides many benefits to our rural economies and communities, and it serves as crucial habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including the iconic greater sage-grouse and over 350 other species.

Learn more about sagebrush
ecosystems or stewardship at Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge? We offer tailored environmental education programs for youth and adults. Contact us to learn more.