Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer, Alyssa Mostrom, at Norfork National Fish Hatchery

Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National fish hatcheries provide many opportunities for you to help your community and fish and wildlife by doing what you love. 
National fish hatcheries partner with volunteers, youth groups, landowners, neighbors and residents of both urban and rural communities to make a lasting difference. There are opportunities for everyone to get involved! 
Volunteers: Gain new experiences and meet new people while helping to advance fish and aquatic conservation. 
Friends: Join neighbors in helping hatcheries work effectively in our communities. 

Local groups: Find out how communities can work with hatcheries to conserve our shared natural resources. 

Youth: Explore paid and unpaid opportunities to learn and develop leadership skills. 


Here at Norfork NFH we are constantly in awe of our volunteers and what experience they bring to this facility. We have volunteer programs for full-time RV’ers, as well programs for locals who want to contribute from time to time. These experiences are for all ages, to give back or build your experience. 

Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned: Volunteering for the Service is fun and rewarding in many ways. Master new skills. Meet new friends. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow. Check out our station's latest volunteer opportunities on volunteer.gov 

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for 2-person teams to help staff the visitor center and to help with fish production duties. One person would work in the visitor center and the other would help outside with grounds maintenance, building maintenance, and fish production duties. We ask that each team member provide a...

Our Partners

At Norfork NFH we have a constant evolving partnership with a variety of organizations. These partnerships can range from assistance with fish culture, event organizations to environmental assistance. 

Partnerships foster creative solutions to challenging situations and often the results are greater than the sum of the parts.  Learn more about our local partners Add optional additional site information here. Max 150 words. 

A connection to the partner content type is still in development. For now, include the partner name and website. Friends groups will be uploaded in separate content type at HQ, so include non-friends partners here. 

Arkansas Game and Fish, https://www.agfc.com/en/ 


Fishing Derby, Outdoor Adventure, School Days

Education Programs

Megan Yarborough - YCC Student Norfork NFH

Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, a fellowship or a volunteer opportunity at a national wildlife refuge national wildlife refuge
A national wildlife refuge is typically a contiguous area of land and water managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  for the conservation and, where appropriate, restoration of fish, wildlife and plant resources and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.

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, fish hatchery or other Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation. 

This hatchery offers opportunities for internship. If you are interested please contact us. The hatchery also offers Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). It is a summer youth employment program that engages young people in meaningful work experiences on the hatchery. The goal of this program is to develop an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility.