Ways to Get Involved

Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National wildlife refuges provide many opportunities for you to help your community and fish and wildlife by doing what you love. 


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. 

Current Opportunities 

Pollinator Garden Volunteer:

Connect with the refuge by helping maintain the Pollinator Gardens located outside the Assabet River NWR Visitor Center! Volunteer assistance needed with garden tasks such as weeding, mulching, and raking.

Let's help the gardens thrive, and provide food, water, and shelter for many different pollinators.

If you are interested email,  fw5rw_emnwr@fws.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.  

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.  

  1. Student Conservation Association Internships 
  2. American Conservation Experience Internships 
  3. Hispanic Access Foundation Internships 
  4. Northwoods Stewardship Internship