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

Please note we are looking for someone with consistent Saturday afternoon availablity. The goal of the Visitor Center Front Desk volunteer is to interact with visitors and enhance their experience while at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge by providing information about wildlife,...
Visitor Services Volunteer:  Visitor Services duties include staffing the visitor center, educational programs, providing interpretive services such as working special events, restocking brochures, cleaning the interior and exterior of public areas including restroom facilities, and outdoor/indoor...
Visitor Services Volunteer:  Visitor Services duties include staffing the visitor center, educational programs, providing interpretive services such as working special events, restocking brochures, cleaning the interior and exterior of public areas including restroom facilities, and maintenance...

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...
Birders with long range lenses and tripods between forest and the water watching birds.
We offer activities to only participants who are staying on-site at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. Check out the list of activities below.

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.

Outdoor Activity

Join us for our annual fun, free, non-competitive fishing event for young folks 15 and under! Our pond provides a safe and easy fishing experience for beginners. Fishing poles and bait are provided, or bring your own. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist youth with fishing tips and...

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Hog Range Pond behind Harriet Tubman State Park
Workshop

Please join us for this event located at the National Wildlife Visitor Center (10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708). This workshop will show to how to help and attract pollinators, anywhere you live even on decks and patios. We will learn how to invite gentle pollinators, including...

Patuxent Research Refuge
National Wildlife Visitor Center
Presentation

Join us at the National Wildlife Visitor Center (10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708) for an educational program on Owls. The goal of this program is to increase participant’s awareness of the three species of owls that are well adapted to survive and thrive in the woods of Patuxent...

Patuxent Research Refuge
National Wildlife Visitor Center

Get Involved Stories

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...
a long fish in the weeds
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Don’t Let It Loose
What do you do if you see or catch an invasive fish? Don’t put it back in the water or even your live well. Invasive species don’t belong in our waterways and shouldn’t be returned or transported anywhere.
Poster for Winter 2024's Wild Read, Tenacious Beasts by Christopher J. Preston. Graphics: John Embrey/USFWS.
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Discussion Questions for Tenacious Beasts
This Winter, for America's Wild Read the USFWS Library is reading "Tenacious Beasts: Wildlife Recoveries That Change How We Think about Animals" by Christopher J. Preston. Come join us on Thursday, February 29 at 3 PM ET for our online book discussion and share your thoughts and perspectives on a...
Painting of a blue-winged teal
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Idaho Junior Duck Stamp Program
Do you love conservation and want to know how to help? Consider participating in the annual Junior Duck Stamp competition!
Photo of marbled godwits at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
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Wild Wings
A selection of stories that highlight wildlife, conservation, education, and community activities at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
A photo collage of three drawings of salmon with the text "Salmon for the future, Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Office K-12 Artwork Contest!
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K-12 Art Contest!
The Lower Snake River Compensation Plan annually releases 20 million salmon and steelhead smolts into the Lower Snake River for salmon for the future. Many of these young fish are transported in large semi-truck transportation tanks. The time has come to update the logos of these trucks and we need...