coastal Wildlife Refuge Society

Supporting Northeastern North Carolina's National Wildlife Refuges


National Wildlife Refuges always need good volunteers.

If you'd like to share your time and skill we might have a place for you.

Some volunteers want to offer their time outdoors away from the front line of dealing directly with the public. Other volunteers love sharing and interacting with the public and enjoy being indoors at one of our visitor centers at the front information desk. On national wildlife refuges there are places for both.

Volunteer tasks may range from litter pick-up & recycling assistance, weeding and gardening, to helping lead bird walks, helping with canoe tours, or staffing Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center or National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island.

Time commitments can range from a random few hours, to a day or week.  We have volunteers who plan a set daily or weekly schedule with the volunteer coordinator, and others who call and arrange to help as their time allows.

If you have a flair for fundraising ideas we'd love to have your help and/or ideas. Share them with the CWRS volunteer coordinator.

Volunteers are honored annually at a Volunteer Award Banquet. At the banquet volunteers receive service award certificates, service pins, and other awards depending on the amount of hours served.

There are many opportunities and even more possibilities!

Contact the refuge Volunteer Coordinator, Chrissea Rothrock, 252-473-1132 X 40152