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

Our Refuge: Located about 130 miles from Miami, FL and only 30 miles from Key West, National Key Deer Refuge is a fantastic destination to see a variety of wildlife in many of our diverse habitats. The refuge consists of pine rockland forests, tropical hardwood hammocks, freshwater wetlands, salt...
Come spend the spring at a waterfowl oasis in Southern Nevada! Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge has an immediate need for a residential volunteer couple or single to serve as a Refuge Volunteer. This position works in the Visitor Center and also provides assistance to the biology and maintenance...
Volunteer in recreation destination Jackson Hole. Hatchery is located on National Elk Refuge a quarter mile from south entrance of Teton National Park. Three ski resorts within 1/2 hour drive. Town of Jackson located four miles away has three grocery stores including a Whole Foods, a Target, REI,...

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.

Come meet an American Kestrel! 

All ages, and no registration required. In this informal show-and-tell time, see what makes the American kestrel an expert at hunting in meadows.

Showings start at: 

10:30AM 

11:30AM

This program takes place at the...

Patuxent Research Refuge
National Wildlife Visitor Center

Come meet an American Kestrel! 

All ages, and no registration required. In this informal show-and-tell time, see what makes the American kestrel an expert at hunting in meadows.

Showings start at: 

10:30AM 

11:30AM

This program takes place at the...

Patuxent Research Refuge
National Wildlife Visitor Center
Workshop

PLEASE NOTE:

Registration is required via Eventbrite. There is a limit to 10 people total.Age requirement is 17 years and up onlyMichigan Fishing License required in order to participate in fishing...
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

Get Involved Stories

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...
Drawing of a brown duck with a green patch above its eye sitting in greenish water.
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Washington Junior Duck Stamp Program
Do you love conservation and want to know how to help? Consider participating in the annual Junior Duck Stamp competition!
A cloud filled sky is reflected on a still pond. Conifer trees dot the shoreline
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Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge Seeks Public Comment on Compatibility Determinations
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is seeking public review and comment on its Draft Compatibility Determinations for bicycling, jogging, running, and cross-country skiing. We propose to continue allowing these existing uses on the Refuge. Under USFWS policy, compatibility determinations for...