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As volunteers are needed for specific tasks and events they will be listed below under Current Opportunities. To register as a volunteer go here.

Some of the ways you can help

Refuge Round Up - We need your help! 

It's almost time for our fall festival, the National Wildlife Refuge Round Up, on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from Noon to 4:00 PM. This event is held at the refuge headquarters located at 24518 FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654 which is located just 5 miles west of Lago Vista. The National Wildlife Refuge Round Up is a free event which celebrates all the ways people can recreate on National Wildlife Refuges! This year our theme is "Discover Your National Wildlife Refuge."

Activities will include:
Reptile Show, Junior Firefighter, Raptor Show, Guided Hikes, Fishing for Catfish, Junior Wildlife Officer, BB Guns, Archery, Watercolor Art, Kids Crafts, Creek-side Critters, so much more!

We need your help! Please consider volunteering to assist or run an activity and/or help set up before the event. 

Volunteers are needed for:

Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm to help set up tables, chairs, parking cones, etc. the day of the event

Saturday, October 13 from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm to help run the event. Assist or lead an activity, help people safely park, give directions to activities, etc. 

**We are in need of a few volunteers who have specialized experience, please call or email Jennifer Brown and let her know if you have any of the following:

Archery experience for the archery station

Firearms experience for the bb gun station

Fishing experience for the catfish fishing station

If you don't have experience in any of the above, please still sign up and we'll have you help out with one of the many other activities

How to Sign Up:

Through the Friends of Balcones volunteer website (click here) if you have an account. 

Or email Jennifer_Brown@fws.gov or call her at 512-339-9432 to sign up or if you have any questions.

Trail Maintenance & Building Work Days 

Get your hands dirty on the trails of Balcones as we improve upon and create new trails for our Refuge!  
Use the links on the left to RSVP for sessions

Contact Dan Nugent, Trails Committee Chair, 

for more information:  trails@friendsofbalcones.org 


We are in need of volunteers to staff the front desk of the visitor center on Thursday and Friday mornings (8:00 am - Noon) in February. The visitor center is located 5 miles west of Lago Vista on FM 1431. If you like interacting with people, both young and old, this is the volunteer position for you! Volunteer duties include: greet visitors; provide area and refuge recreation opportunity information; answer visitor questions, distribute brochures; restock brochures; and answer phone calls. Please reply to this email or call Jennifer Brown at 512-339-9432 ext. 70 for more information or to sign up.


Opportunities Directory- Below you will find ongoing & annual opportunities

Opportunities Directory


Email- friends@friendsofbalcones.org

Mail- Friends of Balcones

  PO Box 4678

Lago Vista TX 78645

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