Whether you want to further conservation, learn more about nature, or share your love of the outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. National fish hatcheries provide many opportunities for you to help your community, fish, and wildlife by doing what you love.

Our hatcheries and conservation offices partner with volunteers, youth groups, landowners, neighbors, and residents of both urban and rural communities to make a lasting difference. There are opportunities for everyone to get involved!

  • Volunteers - Gain new experiences and meet new people while helping to advance fish and aquatic conservation.
  • Friends Groups - Join neighbors in helping hatcheries work effectively in our communities.
  • Community Organizations - Find out how communities can work with hatcheries to conserve our shared natural resources.
  • Youth - Explore paid and unpaid opportunities to learn and develop leadership skills.