Click the icon for more background information about Volunteers/Friends opportunities.

One of the best ways to learn about the past is to take part in its preservation and interpretation. Many of the most interesting historic materials in the Fish and Wildlife Service are collections of documents, photographs, and objects that need to be inventoried, cataloged, and maintained. These would be wonderful ways for our many volunteers or our over 250 Friends organizations to help preserve and protect our past for future generations.

FWS Volunteer Web Sites:

General Information
Volunteer Opportunities

Please click on the Steamboat Bertrand link for more information on this 19th century steamboat that was excavated by USFWS archaeologists and the treasure trove of material recovered from the wreck.

The USFWS is also fortunate to have a training center that can provide information to Volunteers and Friends groups who are interested in the history of the USFWS. Click on the "National Conservation Training Center" link for more information.

Finally, click on the Volunteer Projects link to learn more about ongoing efforts by USFWS staff and volunteers to preserve the history found in the USFWS, and learn how you can help.

Additional Links of Interest
Interpretation and education are central themes in the USFWS mission. Several refuges have incorporated some of the significant cultural resources into tours that they have made available to visitors. Click on the following links for more information:
Refuges with Walking / Driving Tours
Historic Trails