Washington Department of
Fish & Wildlife
Volunteer Program

Christine Redmond
Volunteer Program Manager



The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife welcomes volunteers who want to assist in activities that benefit fish, wildlife and habitat.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available, including projects on state wildlife areas, water access sites, furthering conservation activities and hunter education through the Master Hunter program, and local projects that benefit salmon recovery through Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups (RFEGS).

Beginning in 2012, WDFW implemented an on-line volunteer management system to make it easier for volunteers to learn about volunteer opportunities and to participate in them.  Known as CERVIS (Community Event Registration & Volunteer Information System), this system tracks projects and volunteer hours

First, potential volunteers must register using a simple on-line form; then review the volunteer opportunities that are available.

Step 1:  Register as a volunteer today!
Step 2:  Sign up for a Volunteer Opportunity
These opportunities are one-time events that may last for a day or weekend.
Service Projects
These opportunities are ongoing projects you may volunteer to assist with on a regular basis.


Other Volunteer Opportunities and Programs

  • St. Helens Land Access Program
    A great opportunity to help provide hunting access in Southwest Washington!
  • Ecological Integrity Monitoring
    Join the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in a citizen science initiative to conduct long-term Ecological Integrity Monitoring (EIM) on Washington State Wildlife Areas. Join us on Facebook!
  • Herding, Hazing, and Fence Repair/Construction
    Register to assist with non-lethal control of game damage throughout the state. Landowner conflicts involving elk, deer, turkey, and waterfowl routinely occurs at various times of the year. Depending upon the situation, volunteers will provide hazing, herding, fence repair, and fence construction services under the direction and guidance of Department personnel.
  • Regional Fishery Enhancement Groups (RFEGs)
    The RFEGs have a common goal of restoring salmonid populations and habitat to their regions, relying on support in local communities.
  • Marine Resource Committees (MRCs)
    Citizen-based Marine Resource Committees (MRCs) are an effective mechanism to harness the dedication, creativity, and wisdom of coastal residents to compliment ongoing efforts to restore, protect, and manage coastal marine resources.
Receive a complimentary Discover Pass

Volunteers who work 24 hours on agency-approved projects may be eligible to earn a complimentary annual pass. Eligible projects are those located or occurring on “Discover Pass required” posted sites managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Discover Pass posted sites include wildlife areas and recreational water access sites. Eligible projects may include stewardship, maintenance such as the Adopt-An-Access program, interpretation and data collection and analysis (such as Citizen Science projects) that enhance staff efforts to successfully manage fish, wildlife and habitat on department lands. For more information about how to qualify for a complimentary Discover Pass please visit: www.discoverpass.wa.gov

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