There is always more work to do than the Refuge staff can accomplish so they welcome help from the Friends and other willing helpers. Volunteers take down un-needed ranch fence that can injure and trap wildlife, repair boundary fence to keep cattle off the refuge, clean up trash, help with habitat work, work at the Visitor’s Center, provide environmental education programs to children at schools, libraries and at the Refuge and help with other work to support the Mission of the refuge. Our volunteers have developed a special bond with the refuge and you notice this when you talk with them.
The refuge can always use more help! We have a seasonal volunteer program from late October to April. If you live in a cold part of the country, consider coming to BANWR. Participants live in the volunteer campground near the Visitor’s Center where they stay in their motor homes and trailers. The Refuge provides Wi Fi, propane, electric, water and laundry. Volunteers help with maintenance, caring for the captive Masked bobwhite Quail, landscape work, maintaining wildlife drinkers across the refuge and many more tasks. For more information contact the refuge at 520- 993-4288.