Ways to Get Involved

You can support your national wildlife refuges by joining organizations such as the National Wildlife Refuge Association that actively supports and advocates for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Volunteer opportunities can also be found at volunteer.gov


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. Check out our station's latest volunteer opportunities on volunteer.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. Learn more about our local partners. 

Most access for refuge staff to Wake has only been possible through the cooperation and participation with partner agencies such as the U.S. Air Force, NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard. 

Wake Atoll’s remoteness compels a growing list of partners and cooperators to be kept informed of and included in planning and management activities at Wake. Activities that staff and partner agencies/organizations share include: 

  • expedition planning 

  • collaborative research and management projects 

  • protection of trust resources 


Many research interests are shared between service and NOAA scientists, and collaborative research projects have been conducted in the past. Additionally, NOAA and the service share trust resource responsibilities for marine turtles. 


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