Our mission begins with the words, "Working with others." We invite you to join us in conserving wildlife and wild places for today and for generations to come.

You can get involved by volunteering, partnering, sampling learning opportunities, taking part in education programs, and attending events. You can also comment on proposed rules and notices. Here’s how.

Volunteering

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Common Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed for the following 3-month commitment: September - November 2024. When applying please provide contact information on three professional references. If applying as a couple, please provide both applicant names.Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1979 to protect...
One individual (or one couple) volunteer Visitor Services Assistant, with duties focusing on outreach and environmental education, is needed for a ~15 week position beginning August 2024 at the Alaska Peninsula & Becharof National Wildlife Refuges, with offices located in King Salmon, Alaska....
Recruitment now open for the Fall 2024! Multiple volunteers needed for a 3-month commitment (September - November) at the wildlife refuges in Southern Nevada.Spend your days in the beautiful Mojave Desert of Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex! Multiple volunteer visitor center host...

Careers and Internships

Are you passionate about conservation, science, nature, plants and wildlife? A career with us might be just what you’re looking for. It might also be the ticket if you’re into law enforcement, information technology, maintenance, real estate, engineering, communication, cartography, finance, budgeting and more. 

Join us in advancing our mission of working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance, fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. 

Partnering With FWS

Partners are valuable allies to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and play a vital role in meeting the Service's conservation goals.

Featured Partners

Here are just a few of our nationals partners. You can view the full list of FWS partners, along with the regions and areas of focus our work together entails.

Learning Opportunities

We offer many types of learning opportunities including formal and informal training. Some of the education we offer includes job training, career enhancement training, and education for environmental or technical professionals and students.

Education Programs

The Fish and Wildlife Service offers many great education programs.

Young Explorers Club Flyer
Calling all preschoolers! The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge hosts a monthly environmental education program geared specifically for 3- and 4-year old children. The programs are held the 1st Tuesday of each month, from 10 - 11 AM, and feature a different nature-related topic. Young Explorer's...
Albatross on Midway Atoll surrounded by marine debris.
Give your student's a first hand experience by dissecting a bolus in your classroom! Learn about the effects of marine debris on sea birds. Request boluses for your class and use activity sheets, pictures, and videos to better inform the future generation of conservationists on the impacts of...

Proposed Rules and Notices Open for Comment

Rulemaking is the policy-making process for agencies of the federal government. Each rule goes through a structured reviewing timeline, including a period for public comments. View policy open for public comment on regulations.gov.

Regulations.gov

Events

The Fish and Wildlife Service hosts many public events at sites across the country.

Join us on a summer evening at the refuge in Alviso to hear tales of rails, tales of tails, and tales of gold, silver, and … garbage. You’ll learn why the refuge was created and why it is so important to all of us. Then as the sun sets, you’ll go on an easy stroll through the marsh on our...

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Alviso-Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Outdoor Activity
 

Join refuge naturalist Craig Mandel for a bird walk to learn about the birds that nest on the refuge. Learn about the different types of habitats at the refuge that support over 100 species of nesting birds. Some of the species we may see include trumpeter swan, bald eagle, wood duck,...

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Old Cedar Avenue
Outdoor Activity

Join us and our friends from Xerces Society to learn more about pollinators!

Pollinator Safari will be a 2 part program: 1) we will start in the Visitor Center classroom to talk about pollinators and observe specimens and 2) we will explore our orange trail for pollinators in action!

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Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

Get Involved Stories

A green sweat bee on bright pink phlox flower
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Buzzworthy: The quest to protect Great Lakes pollinators
The Great Lakes basin is full of native insect pollinators flitting from flower to flower, quietly ensuring the survival of countless other species. Learn more about how we're leading an effort to make sure it stays that way.
Director Martha Williams and Assistant Secretary Shannon Estenox admire a monarch butterfly perched on Martha's outstretched palm
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Patuxent's Monarch Magic
Monarch butterflies migrate remarkable distances.  Their delicate, colorful wings can carry them across hundreds, even thousands of miles to reach warm, ancestral destinations – places monarchs have migrated to for millenia. This long journey has to start somewhere. What if that journey started in...
Monarch butterfly on purple coneflower
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Blossoming together: The story of Ron’s community garden
As Pollinator Week and Juneteenth converge, we want to shine a spotlight on the unique intersection of agriculture and environmental stewardship that’s happening beyond the lands and waters that we manage. Anybody can take action to help pollinators in their own community and make a difference.
Staff talking to students on beach
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Florida State University Student Career Shadow Day
Students from Florida State University visited the Panama City Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office for a career shadow day to learn about agency programs and job opportunities.
Painting of white trumpeter swan flying out of the water. The swan’s wings are extended, and its head curved down. The background features a forest on the horizon with the pink, red, and orange hues of a sunset behind it.
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2024 Idaho Junior Duck Stamp Winners!
See the winners of the Junior Duck Stamp Contest!
Spring Wild Read Poster
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Discussion Questions for The Nature of Oaks
This spring as the trees put on a show by bursting with bright foliage, the USFWS Library is reading The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees by Douglas W. Tallamy. Oaks are some of the most ecologically and economically significant trees in the world. We hope you...