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.


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Common Volunteer Opportunities

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is seeking individuals with a passion to educate and engage with others. Candidates may be asked to assist, and sometimes lead, educational programming on and off-site. As such, individuals and couples must be comfortable with public speaking in front of...
Immerse yourself in a wildly beautiful part of Alaska and meet people from all over the world who seek adventure along the Dalton Highway! Work with Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service staff to interpret Alaska’s Arctic at the Arctic Interagency...
Volunteers will be required to operate riding lawn mowers, trimmers, blowers, & other misc. hand tools. Other duties may include trail maintenance including picking up limbs & debris and carpentry tasks.

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.



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

Outdoor Activity

This is a rare opportunity to tour the 3,300-acre Skaggs Island, a former Naval Communication Site.

It is now a part of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge and is normally closed to the public. This self-guided bike ride includes a 7-mile loop with a few optional spur trails of 0.3...

San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Skaggs Island Naval Communication Station
Outdoor Activity
In celebration of National Pollinator Week (June 17 - 23) the Seney National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a pollinator BioBlitz during the month of June. We will host a field day where you can go out with a park ranger and gather photos to input into the iNaturalist Pollinator BioBlitz. Practice your...
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Take an educational walk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers! Discover the 300+ species of birds that use the Refuge during their migration routes - each week guarantee different species! Walk will meet by visitor center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. There are restrooms and a...

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

Get Involved Stories

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...
Fields of poppies
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Thriving on Earth Day
At the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, we work every day toward a future where people and nature thrive in an interconnected way, and where every community feels part of and committed to the natural world around us.
A monarch butterfly pollinates a yellow marigold flower.
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5 Pollinator-Friendly Ways You Can Manage Garden Pests
Amber Aguilera, Listing and Classification Division Supervisor in the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, is a seasoned biologist and gardening enthusiast. Amber avoids using chemicals on her garden and opts instead for nature-based pest and weed control solutions. She shared her top 5 tips for...