Ways to Get Involved
Become a volunteer or Refuge Friend to contribute your strength on behalf of our natural resources. Some of the areas or programs you can help are:
- Visitor Center
- Environmental Education/Interpretation
- Administration/Telephone Reception
- Biology Program
Who May Volunteer?
No special skills are needed to be a volunteer at the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers are welcome regardless of race, religion, age, gender, nationality, or disability. U.S. citizenship is not required.
How to Apply?
Applications are available through volunteer opportunity posts on volunteer.gov. For more information about any of the above volunteer programs contact Park Ranger – Visitor Services Specialist of the Vieques NWR @ 787-504-5936.
The Vieques NWR occupies approximately half of the island of Vieques. We are an integral part of the local community and partner with many entities to protect the island’s natural resources. Aside from assisting the Municipality, various Commonwealth Agencies, other federal agencies and several NGOs, we are also among the primary responders for disaster responses under Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). We participate and/or assist with several community events, such as the Carnivals, Marchs, and tournaments, among others.
Due to the various nature and wildlife dependent opportunities available at the VNWR, we are an economic engine for nature based and sustainable tourism on the island. Several business and jobs are directly tied to ecotourism; while many others indirectly benefit from these activities and the popularity of the VNWR.
Vieques NWR Partners:
Vieques Municipality (https://www.facebook.com/Municipio-de-Vieques)
Puerto Rico Fire Fighters and Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNER) (http://www.drna.gobierno.pr)
Vieques Conservation and Historical trust (http://www.vcht.org)
Para la Naturaleza (http://www.fideicomiso.org)
The Ecological Coastal Park the Ceiba of Vieques (email@example.com)
TICATOVE (Vieques Conservation Group) is unofficial Friend’s/Partner Group of the VNWR (https://www.ticatove.org)
Isla Nena Composta (https://www.facebook.com/islanenacomposta)
Apiario Bieke (https://www.facebook.com/pg/ApiarioBieke)
Finca y Colmena Cimarrona (https://www.facebook.com/colmenacimarrona)