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ODFW Volunteer Programs

The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Volunteer Program is to actively involve citizens as volunteers in the protection and enhancement of Oregon’s fish and wildlife resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

ODFW Volunteers:

  • Bring enthusiasm, energy, and ideas to ODFW
  • Donate thousands of hours of time
  • Increase the quality of ODFW projects and services
  • Advocate for ODFW and for Oregon's resources
  • Support programs that protect fish and wildlife
  • Actively participate in resource management activities
  • Bring expertise and skills to ODFW

Volunteer and get a chance to:

  • Interact with new people
  • Give back to the fish, wildlife and habitat you care about and enjoy
  • Work with ODFW staff
  • Put professional skills and expertise to good use
  • Gain new skills and experience
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Monitoring wood duck boxes
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Volunteer Program Opportunities

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Region Wildlife Volunteer Programs

Assist with wildlife surveys, habitat improvement, nest box building and monitoring, public education, carpentry, computer and clerical work.

 

 
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Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP)

Complete stream habitat restoration work, conduct surveys, help with education projects, or hatch and rear salmon and trout eggs.

 
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Volunteer Host Program (RV Required)

Join other RV owners from across the nation who live and work for a month or more at one of our hatcheries, wildlife areas or offices.

 
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Angler Education Program

Become a certified volunteer instructor and teach basic fishing skills, aquatic conservation and stewardship, ethical conduct and water safety.

 
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Hunter Education Program

Continue to make hunting a safe and enjoyable pastime in Oregon by teaching safe and responsible hunting techniques and skills to others.

 
women with turkeysOutdoor Skills Education Program

Outdoor Skills Workshops include: Family Workshops, Becoming an Outdoor-Woman Workshops (BOW), and Adult Workshops

Volunteers assist at workshops designed to teach introductory hunting and shooting skills, fishing and other outdoor activities to families, women and adults.

Thank you volunteers!

Volunteers annually donate more than 200,000 hours of service.
Their skills, devotion, and willingness to help where needed, provide enormous support to our agency.
Each year, ODFW tracks the number of volunteers and their hours.
Download the Volunteer Program Annual Report 2013 (pdf) for more details.

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