Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Go to the ANWR Website for a wealth of information about the Refuge

Contact Laura Bonneau, Visitor Services Manager, at 361-286-3559 or to sign up or get more information about any of these opportunities.

Pollinator Garden

Volunteer work day for the pollinator garden is the 4th Tuesday of each month. The work will include weeding, cleanup, & general garden maintenance. Check your roster and contact Fred Lanoue for details or to volunteer. VMS Opportunity listing – PO: ANWR

Shuttle Bus Tours

Refuge shuttle bus tours will be starting up again late in the year or in January 2017. Contact Laura Bonneau for more information or training information. Read a story in the Archives to learn why you might want to participate. VMS Opportunity listing – TR: ANWR direct education 

Visitor Center Staffing

Volunteers are sometimes needed to staff the Visitor Center front desk. If you’d like to help, contact Visitor Services Manager Laura Bonneau by email or at (361) 286-3559 ext. 236. VMS Opportunity listing – PO: ANWR

Nature Store Staffing

Help staff the Nature Store, open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Training provided. For more information or to volunteer, please check your roster and contact Irma Schreiner. VMS Opportunity listing – PO: ANWR

Adopt-a-Trail Maintenance

Help keep trails trimmed & clean for good public access as needed. For more information, contact Laura Bonneau. VMS Opportunity listing – NPA: ANWR

Birding Surveys

Volunteers are needed to perform weekly bird surveys at the Refuge. Our Mid-Coast TMN chapter has been assigned the fourth week of each month. Other groups will be doing the surveys in other weeks. If you’re interested in taking part in these surveys, please contact Rick Workman. Beginning birders are welcome. VMS Opportunity listing – FR: ANWR


Help gather the refuge recyclable material & take it to the recycle center on an as-needed basis. For more information, contact Laura Bonneau. VMS Opportunity listing – RM: ANWR

Other Opportunities at ANWR

Contact Visitor Services Manager Laura Bonneau to find out what’s coming up or to volunteer.

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