How You Can Help Unexpected Wildlife Refuge

Volunteer to Help Keep UWR a Safe Haven for Wildlife

Operating our Refuge takes a lot of time and energy. There is always something to do! You can help with UWR’s important work by volunteering your time (and muscle power) for the following:

If you are interested in volunteering and don’t mind hard work, then let us know. You may contact UWR via mail, phone, or E-mail.

Make a Donation to the Refuge

Beavers asking to help Refuge, by co-founder Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci

Unexpected Wildlife Refuge is supported entirely by private donations from individuals who have visited us or read about the Refuge. The generosity of our supporters will allow us to continue to protect this special habitat and educate the public about its importance. Refuge expenses include local taxes, insurance premiums, truck repairs and insurance, and equipment maintenance. Please consider donating to our cause. You can contact UWR via mail, phone, or E-mail (see our privacy policy). Or donate securely through the following:


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Make a Donation Towards a Specific Campaign

We are currently using GoFundMe as a means of developing and funding specific campaigns to help the Refuge. Currently, we have no active campaigns..

Support Us Through Other Venues

We are developing opportunities for funding through people shopping at other sites. This effort is in its early stages, but we have the following currently available:

Purchase Our Publications and Other Materials

Please see our Merchandise page for more information.

Unexpected Wildlife Refuge, Inc, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) entity, federal ID 23-7025010; all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of applicable regulations. Our federal tax returns can be found at ProPublica, an organization in the public interest and unaffiliated with the Refuge; you can also find similar information through GuideStar or National Center for Charitable Statistics.