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.
WDFW uses an online system to make it easier for volunteers to learn about volunteer opportunities and participate. This Community Event Registration and Volunteer Information System, or CERVIS, tracks projects and volunteer hours.
For more information about volunteering and volunteer opportunities, contact:
If you are interested in volunteering for bird/wildlife rescue or rehabilitation during an oil spill response, please register through the Washington Department of Ecology’s website.
- Orientation for new volunteers
- How to register as volunteer in CERVIS
- How to log service hours
- How to register for a volunteer opportunity video
Volunteers who work 24 hours on agency-approved projects may be eligible to earn a complimentary annual Discover Pass. Eligible projects are those located or occurring on “Discover Pass required” posted sites managed by WDFW, including 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 community 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 pass, visit the Discover Pass website or contact your volunteer supervisor.