Volunteer

Be a tour guide, work in the visitor center, help with trail maintenance and refuge projects.

Come out and volunteer and be part of the refuge.

Volunteer opportunities are updated weekly and sent via e-mail. If you would like to get on the e-mail list or just volunteer contact:

Helen Riley at (580) 695-2682 or volunteer@friendsofthewichitas.org.

  • We have a small team of volunteers who have been detailing the vans and tour bus. They are meeting on Fridays @ 9:00 am at the Visitor Center for about an hour each week.
  • The volunteer maintenance crew meets @ 8:00 am at various locations on Wednesdays to mow and trim the picnic areas.
  • There are always volunteer projects on the weekends either Saturday &/or Sunday. Typical projects are graffiti removal, trail maintenance and removing invasive plants.
  • There is a need for Visitor Center volunteers and for interpretive tour volunteers – drivers, leaders and assists.
  • The Nature Store can also use volunteers on Saturdays, Sundays and all holidays.

One-Time Opportunities

Sorry, there are no one-time volunteer opportunities available right now.

Flexible Opportunities

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