Ways to Get Involved



Gain new experiences and meet new people while helping to advance fish and wildlife conservation. 

Discover for yourself what tens of thousands of volunteers have learned - volunteering for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is fun and rewarding in many ways. Master new skills. Meet new friends. Enjoy a sense of accomplishment from doing your part to further wildlife conservation for the pleasure of generations to follow. Check out our station's latest volunteer opportunities at America's natural and cultural resources volunteer portal.

Volunteering at the Columbia River FWCO

There are multiple ways to get involved at our office!

If you are interested in working with a specific species, please select a "Program" from our Species page. Clicking on the name of the "Program Lead" will direct you to their staff profile with contact information. Send them an email inquiring about current projects involving that species and whether their are opportunities to volunteer.

If you know the name of the staff member you'd like to volunteer with, or would like to know more about volunteering with specific staff members, please visit our Contact Us page for a staff directory. 

If you have general questions about volunteering, please contact our office at Vancouver@fws.gov

Local Opportunities to Get Involved

See the document below for a list of local volunteer opportunities with state, federal and non-profit organizations. (Updated 3/2/2022)

Opportunities to Get Involved in the Columbia- Pacific Northwest Region

Find an FWS Facility Near You

Come for a visit! We have at least one refuge in each U.S. state and territory, plus fish hatcheries, wetland management districts and our administrative offices. To find a location, select one on the map or use the filters to narrow your search.

Find a Facility

Employment Opportunities

Are you ready to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people? Join our team today!

FWS Jobs