St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Credit: USFWS

Credit: USFWS

Youth Conservation Corps

Youth Conservation Corps is an 8-week summer work program for youths, ages 15-18. Youth are randomly selected to particiate each year. Applications are available at Refuge Headquarters during April of each year, with selections being made by the second week of May. Call (601) 442-6696 for more information or to request an application.

YCC enrollees contribute to the completion of such projects as boundary/sign posting, painting, grass cutting, trimming limbs and debris from roadways, etc.


Volunteers are essential to the mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service! For more information about volunteering at St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge, see below:

What are a few of the things I could do as a Volunteer?

  • Trail Maintenance
  • Provide interpretation to the visiting public
  • Assist with Outreach Events
  • Assist with Educational Programs
  • Perform clerical duties
  • Removing litter from the refuge

Are there any requirements to becoming a volunteer?

  • You must complete a Volunteer Services Agreement - available at Refuge Headquarters or click here.
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must have written parental approval.
  • No special skills are needed. On the job training is provided, if needed.

If you would be interested in volunteering at St. Catherine Creek NWR, please contact our office at (601) 442-6696.  For more information on becoming a volunteer at refuges across the country, go to

Summer Internships

Summer interns are chosen for a 10-week period during the summer. Past projects completed by St. Catherine Creek NWR interns include: waterfowl/songbird counts, plant identification, wildlife surveys, GIS computerized mapping, etc.

For more information regarding internships at St. Catherine Creek NWR, contact the manager at (601) 442-6696. Potential interns should also forward a copy of their resume to the Refuge Manager.

For more information about internships with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, see the  USFWS Southeast Region website.

Last updated: October 26, 2011
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