We are always looking for volunteers to help make our organization run. Take a look at volunteer opportunities and our Events page and pick out what you want to do! See contact information below.
All members get email notifications of upcoming volunteer opportunities for the Friends and for the Refuge. You can also 'Like' our Facebook page for more updates.
Immediate Help Needed
We currently have an urgent need for volunteers to help in the Visitor Centers/Nature Stores. Please consider helping in this way and contact Stephanie Martinez with USFWS at 409-267-3337 or text Jennifer Pinion at 832-350-8222 or as shown below!
Refuge Volunteer Workdays
The Refuge hosts work days that are open to the public throughout the year. People from as far as Houston and Beaumont come out to help complete projects on the Refuge. No experience is necessary. Experienced volunteers and refuge staff will be on hand to help train new volunteers. Most work days run from 9am-noon with FOAR providing lunch to all attendees.
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and/or Friends of Anahuac Refuge (FOAR) hosts various onsite and offsite events throughout the year. These events provide the opportunity to get to know others with the same interests, get to be outdoors and become a part of something bigger than self, get to learn new things about native habitats and wildlife on the refuge, we have fun, and most of the time enjoy a meal together provided by FOAR. Please check the Events page for specific events.
Helping At Nature Stores
Do you like to meet and talk to new people? Do you want to be the face of the refuge? If you answered yes, then working in one of our Nature Stores is for you. FOAR operates two stores with the help of local volunteers. We need you to help keep the stores open and greet visitors to the area and to the refuge. All training will be provided!
Are you available on weekdays during the school year? Every year, FOAR makes trips to local schools and hosts field trips on the refuge for local youth. Volunteers are needed to assist refuge staff with student projects.