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

Unfortunately, due to the public-facing nature of our RV program, we cannot host a RV volunteer with a dog. If you like interacting with people, both young and old, this is the volunteer position for you!! This volunteer position interacts closely with Long Island Refuge Complex’s Visitor Services...
Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex is recruiting resident volunteers (RV) to be stationed at one of two RV pads located at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers can be individuals or couples who are willing to provide 24 hours of service per week in exchange for the RV site and hookups....
Dates:We are looking for volunteers that are available for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months beginning September/October 2024. Start and end dates are flexible. Both individuals and couples are welcome to apply. Volunteers arriving as individuals can expect to work 30 hours per week...

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.

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
Outdoor Activity
Join volunteer Jim to see what birds are popping up along the Freeland Boardwalk! The Freeland Boardwalk is a 0.5-mile, ADA-accessible boardwalk trail. This program is open to birders of all abilities! We have spare binoculars if needed. This walk may be rescheduled or canceled in the event of...
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Freeland Boardwalk Parking
Outdoor Activity
Join us for a FREE nature journaling program, catered towards children 6 and up! Participants will make their own nature journal and we will go on a short walk to find inspiration from nature. All supplies will be provided, while they last! For updates to this program and future events, stay tuned...
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Headquarters Parking Lot

Get Involved Stories

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...
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.