If you’re not sure what opportunities exist but want to lend a hand, let us offer some suggestions. Reach out if you want to join us in having fun and helping the refuge. And if you don’t feel you know enough, not to worry, being part of a team on a project, we learn from each other.
volunteer Hours count!!
By voluntarily submitting your hours you help us with valuable data needed for grants and provide statistics for the FRIENDS and FWS that aid in planning for critical services. We appreciate your time and talent. Our year end celebration will use this data to acknowledge your investment by awarding you at significant lifetime milestones. In 2019, our volunteer hours totaled the equivalent of seven full-time staff! This is so very important!
Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners: You can register your hours with your local chapters, tag the activity to Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, and hours will be accrued to the refuge at the end of each reporting year. They will also count toward your volunteer hour requirements to maintain your certification.
Other volunteers: Send an email to the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Write "Volunteer" in the subject line. You will receive an email with instructions to login to the Volunteer Information Center (Volgistics). There you can enter your contact information, choose the types of volunteer opportunities which fit your skill and list any activities which you would like to see us provide. You will use this same program to record your hours in the future.