Ways to Get Involved

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. Contact refuge headquarters for our station's latest volunteer opportunities. 


Work camper opportunities – we have 2 camper pads: 

  1.  Located at headquarters/visitor center, 1371 Wildlife Drive, Springville, TN  
  2. At Duck River Bottoms subheadquarters, 550 Refuge Lane, New Johnsonville, TN 

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.

Learn more about national wildlife refuge
, fish hatchery or other Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation. 

UT Martin Intern Program – Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge has an agreement with UT Martin to provide biological interns with our summer seasonal needs on the refuge.