Willapa National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region

Get Involved

Volunteers are important to the operations of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers help with a variety of programs including environmental education, habitat restoration, trail construction, salmon spawning stream restoration, and trail maintenance. For information about current volunteer opportunities, please contact willapa@fws.gov or 360/484-3482.

Click here for work parties and events.

friends hikeFriends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge

The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation established to support Refuge programs and increase awareness and appreciation of the Refuge. There are many ways to volunteer your skills as a friends member. Please visit the link above to learn more about this organization, activities and volunteer opportunities.

Read the most recent Friends of Willapa NWR newsletter including recent Refuge and Friends activities, Board Member spotlights, and more...



Youth Conservation Corps

Willapa NWR has a summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Crew. We hire teens to work 40 hours/week from mid-June through mid-August to work, learn and earn together by doing projects that further develop and conserve the nation's resources. YCC crew members will earn minimum wage. Work projects include a variety of refuge activities, such as trail maintenance and construction, fencing, painting, invasive plant control, office and grounds maintenance, and other physical outdoor work activities.

To be eligible to apply for the Youth Conservation Corps, the following criteria must be met:

  • Be between the ages of 15-18 during the summer employment period.
  • Be able to provide your own transportation daily to the Refuge Headquarters Office.
  • Be willing to perform physical outdoor work activities.
  • Work the entire season

Apply now for the 2013 summer season! Applications must be received by 4 pm, May 10, 2013

Mail completed applications to:

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Attn: Visitor Services Manager
3888 State Route 101
Ilwaco, WA 98624


Last updated: March 12, 2013