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

Join the team at Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge to help us with conservation needs on the ground! Located on a beautiful bay of Kentucky Lake, we offer a peaceful serene setting filled with wildlife encounters. This refuge is located near multiple other public lands to explore during your off...
This volunteer opportunity consists of a pair (usually a couple) where one person drives a tram, and the other person narrates an interpretive tour for the riding visitors. There are 3 tours per day, each of which last about 1.5 hours driving along the 7 mile paved tour loop within the refuge.
This volunteer opportunity consists of a pair (usually a couple) where one person drives a tram, and the other person narrates an interpretive tour for the riding visitors. There are 3 tours per day, each of which last about 1.5 hours driving along the 7 mile paved tour loop within the refuge.

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.

Outdoor Activity

9AM - 10:30AM 

Get ready to experience the amazing health benefits of nature! Join us for a refreshing walk around Cash Lake at Patuxent Research Refuge (South Tract). Meet your neighbors and make new friends while taking in the beauty of the outdoors. Let's come together and...

Patuxent Research Refuge
Patuxent Research Refuge - South Tract
Outdoor Activity
 

Inviting all book and nature lovers to take a walk along the paved blufftop prairie trail and read from giant picture book pages displayed along the trail. The perfect activity for families looking to enjoy the outdoors together with a new story every month!Date and Time:...

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Bloomington Education and Visitor Center
Outdoor Activity

Join us on the Visitor Center patio from 10:00 - 11:30 am for suction cup archery. It’s a fun and easy way to try archery with our beginner gear and targets.

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
Visitor Center Patio

Get Involved Stories

A green sweat bee on bright pink phlox flower
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Buzzworthy: The quest to protect Great Lakes pollinators
The Great Lakes basin is full of native insect pollinators flitting from flower to flower, quietly ensuring the survival of countless other species. Learn more about how we're leading an effort to make sure it stays that way.
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.
Director Martha Williams and Assistant Secretary Shannon Estenox admire a monarch butterfly perched on Martha's outstretched palm
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Patuxent's Monarch Magic
Monarch butterflies migrate remarkable distances.  Their delicate, colorful wings can carry them across hundreds, even thousands of miles to reach warm, ancestral destinations – places monarchs have migrated to for millenia. This long journey has to start somewhere. What if that journey started in...
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...