Ways to Get Involved
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.
Youth: Explore paid and unpaid opportunities to learn and develop leadership skills.
Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned: Volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 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
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, https://myfwc.com/
- Georgia Department of Natural Resources, https://georgiawildlife.com/
- South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, https://www.dnr.sc.gov/
- Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation, https://www.centralfloridazoo.org/about-the-zoo/ocic/
- White Oak Conservation, https://www.whiteoakwildlife.org/
- Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, https://tribe.miccosukee.com/
- Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, https://www.outdooralabama.com/
- MacDill Air Force Base, https://www.macdill.af.mil/
Open the door to a potentially life-changing experience. If you land a student internship, a fellowship or a volunteer opportunity at a, fish hatchery or other Fish and Wildlife Service site, you’re bound to come away with new insights and excitement about conservation.
Each year, two high school students are hired to work the 8 week Youth Conservation Corp program at the hatchery. These students get real hands on experience of every aspect of hatchery life. Anyone interested in a career in Fisheries or Wildlife conservation should call the hatchery at (386) 467-2374 for more information or to apply.