Volunteer opportunities

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.

See all volunteer opportunities

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.

First, potential volunteers must register using a simple online form (or log in to CERVIS if they already have an account) then review the volunteer opportunities that are available.

For more information about volunteering and volunteer opportunities, contact:

Christine Redmond
Volunteer Program Manager
christine.redmond@dfw.wa.gov
360-902-8303

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

Additional information

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 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 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 pass, visit the Discover Pass website or contact Shane Belson at shane.belson@dfw.wa.gov.