Dworshak National Fish Hatchery Complex
Maintaining the North Fork Runs

Want to Give us a Hand?




Dworshak National Fish Hatchery is seeking Hatchery Volunteers! The hatchery provides an exceptional opportunity to give your time and skills to help Conserve America’s Fisheries with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Current volunteer needs are: Hatchery Hosts (primarily Feb-May), Production Assistants (Jan-May and Aug-Sept). Hosts staff the visitor balcony during the spawning process and assist visitors by answering general hatchery and specific spawning questions. Hosts may also give guided tours to visitors and school groups. Production Assistants work with staff biologists in handling adult fish during spawning.

Other volunteer opportunities exist for working with staff biologists in a variety of situations, assisting in office tasks, and other areas. Students interested in gaining experience in fisheries are encouraged to contact the Volunteer Coordinator for information on additional volunteer opportunities related to their areas of interest.

Most volunteer work is conducted indoors on either the upper level of the main hatchery building, which is fully accessible to persons with special needs, or the lower spawning areas. Occasional work may be conducted outdoors, in any kind of weather.

Hatchery Volunteers are provided with orientation, training and all job-related information, setting them up for success on the job. No prior experience is necessary.

For more information or for a paper application, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 208-476-4591 or email angela_feldmann@fws.gov.

Below are job descriptions that are in PDF format and may be downloaded. You will need Adobe Reader to view the documents.

Hatchery Host
Production Assistant





Last updated: October 3, 2018
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