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.


To search for volunteer jobs, type a position, location or other term.

Common Volunteer Opportunities

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (BANWR) consists of nearly 118,000 acres of semi arid desert grassland. Originally a cattle ranch, the land was purchased by the government and provided to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in order to restore the endangered masked bobwhite quail, which had...
Spend your days in the beautiful Mojave Desert of Desert National Wildlife Refuge!Volunteers needed for the following 3 or 4 month commitments: September - November 2022, December 2022 - February 2023.Position opens, closes and staffs the Corn Creek Visitor Center, the main gateway to the 1.6...
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge hosts Resident Volunteers year round. Resident Volunteers staff our Visitor Center and Gift Shop, assist with light maintenance duties, and also are given the opportunity to train for and assist in presenting educational programs to the public. Visitor center...

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.

The Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp educational program. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students may express their newfound knowledge by drawing, painting or sketching a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species.
This is a series of monthly educational live broadcasts focusing on Indian Country and fostering tribal connections.

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.



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

Outdoor Activity

Birding For Beginners - Saturday July 16th at 1:00 pm Starting in the Visitor Center. Junior Rangers will join refuge rangers as we explore the more common and distinct bird species out on the trails. Learn what makes them unique from the other species as we explore! Binoculars will be...

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge
DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Outdoor Activity

On Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 9:30a.m. - 11: 30a.m, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting a Plein Air Art event taught by award winning artist Pat Dobrinska from Green Lake, Wisconsin. Members of the public are invited to this free event, but registration is required. To register...

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Visitor Center

In-person event at Alamosa Park. In partnership with the Albuquerque Backyard Refuge Program. Learn how to grow native plants in your community space and backyard! 

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge
Alamosa Park

Get Involved Stories

Four turtles standing side-by-side, head-to-tail on a log in water
Get Involved
A Beginner’s Guide to the National Wildlife Refuge System
Not quite sure what the National Wildlife Refuge System is and all that it encompasses? This primer gives a quick overview.
A woman wearing a brown U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform reading two interpretive panels at the side of a grassy expanse bisected by a meandering slough
Get Involved
Latino Conservation Week
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partners with Hispanic Access Foundation to celebrate Latino Conservation each year in mid-to-late July.
Front sign at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Get Involved
Workcamping at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Not only does our Workcamping program provide valuable help to the hatchery, but some of the most rewarding aspects are the friendships and bonds that are created through working for a common cause.
illustration of a butterfly with gray wings with black and orange spots
Get Involved
Celebrating California's coastal butterflies
Hey, California! Grab some binoculars and a smart phone, because it's Pollinator Week. And what better way to celebrate than by catching up with pollinator royalty – butterflies.
Junior Duck Stamp winner stamp of 2021-2022
Get Involved
Top 5 Reasons YOU should buy a Duck Stamp!
Here are some reasons why YOU should put your stamp on conservation and purchase a Duck Stamp annually!
A man wearing a hoodie and sitting in a wheelchair fishes from a platform overhanging a river.
Get Involved
Teamwork Makes Fishing Accessible
The only wheelchair-accessible fishing platform in North Central Washington is located on Icicle Creek. Trout Unlimited’s Icicle Valley Chapter teamed up with the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery to make sure all anglers can still reach the river in 2022.