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Refuge Puts Out a Call for Visitor Center Volunteers

January 7, 2024

Volunteers are needed!!

The refuge staff is looking for more enthusiastic volunteers to join their Visitor Center & Museum Volunteer Team at the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Bayou Lacombe Visitor Center.

Do you like talking to people and sharing the wonders of South Louisiana and its plants and wildlife? Volunteer are needed like this to join the Visitor Center team to help hold it open! The Bayou Lacombe Visitor Center of the Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex Headquarters is located on a beautiful, historic property at 61389 LA-434, Lacombe, LA.

YOUR help is needed. Join the team to help greet visitors and share information about the nine National Wildlife Refuges in Southeast Louisiana. The refuge staff will give you all of the training and information you need to do the job.

The Visitor Center & Museum is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 AM until 4 PM. Each of these days has two shifts staffed by different volunteers, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Volunteer shifts are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 PM and 12:30 PM to 4 PM You can sign up for as many shifts, or as few, as you have time to volunteer during each month.

If you would like to personally make a difference in being sure our Southeast Louisiana national wildlife refuges accomplish all of their varied purposes and everyone in our community is engaged, please consider becoming one of the ambassadors. You can help inform the public about the wonders of wildlife and habitats that are found on the refuges. With just 3 1/2 hours spent you can have a significant impact by becoming a host/docent at the Visitors Center.

To learn more please contact Visitor Center Volunteer Coordinator, Refuge Ranger Becky Larkins at 985-882-2021 or email her at

More information on the Bayou Lacombe Visitor Center can be found here: 



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