Southeast Region
Conserving the Nature of America
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Be a Fish and Wildlife Volunteer!

Credit: USFWS

Credit: USFWS

Volunteers play a vital role in helping the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service fulfill its mission of conserving, protecting and enhancing America's fish and wildlife and their habitats.

What Do Volunteers Do?

Volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • Conducting fish and wildlife population surveys
  • Leading tours and providing information and interpretation to the visiting public
  • Assisting in biological monitoring
  • Taking part in special projects, such as bird banding
  • Assisting in habitat modification projects, such as developing freshwater impoundments
  • Maintenance of trails, boardwalks, campgrounds, and other wildlife oriented recreational facilities
  • Performing clerical and administrative duties
  • Working with computers and other technical equipment
  • Photographing a variety of natural and cultural resources

The amount of time you volunteer is up to you. You may work full-time, a few hours per week or month, or during a particular season.


How to apply

Locate the National Wildlife Refuge, National Fish Hatchery or Field Office where you would like to volunteer. If that address is not yet available on the Internet, send us an e:mail. Let us know the place you would like to volunteer and we'll forward your message to the appropriate person.


Send us an e-mail to the Regional Volunteer Coordinator, Stacy Armitage, if you have any more questions. Please allow ample time for a reply.


Last updated: October 20, 2009