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ODFW Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a way to help protect and enhance Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Resources – Volunteer

ODFW’s Volunteers donate more than 200,000 hours of service annually.  Their skills, devotion and willingness to help where needed provide enormous support to our agency.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunity Dates Description Contact
Interview Winter Steelhead Anglers
If you have a flexible schedule, love to fish and chat with other anglers, ODFW has a volunteer opportunity for you.

January - April, 2018

We need volunteers to informally interview winter steelhead anglers on the North & South Umpqua rivers.  Volunteers can work a very flexible schedule and will be stationed at boat rams in Canyonville and between Glide and Winchester.  This citizen science project collects information on the winter steelhead fisher including number of fish harvested, whether they are wild or hatchery, and fishing effort.  Information will help ODFW prepare for a new tagging and recovery monitoring project in 2019, and also helps inform management of the fishery.  Volunteers must provide their own transportation and may be working alone or with a partner.  The project funs the length of the winter steelhead season, ending about mid-April.  Must be over 18 Evan Leonetti @ 541-464-2175
RV Volunteer Hosting
46 Sites statewide at
Fish Hatcheries
Wildlife Areas
Regional Offices
Some sites year round. Majority run Spring through late Fall. As an ODFW Volunteer Host you will live and work for a month or more on site.  Sample duties include:  landscaping, gardening, carpentry, farming, habitat improvement, raising & stocking fish, greeting visitors, leading tours and other outreach activities. 2018 Site Availability (pdf) Donna Schultz at 541-757-5255 Volunteer Host Program
Oregon’s Bats at Tree School 2018  Join OSU & ODFW at Tree School in March 2018.  Prepare & put kits together and help class attendess construct their bat boxes. March 2018 ODFW’s Conservation Biologist, Susan Barnes is looking for 2-3 volunteers to help prepare materials for bat boxes (securing materials, cutting pieces, pre-drilling holes, paint wood, and secure wire mesh) then help class attendees construct bat boxes on March 24, 2018. For more information on Tree School 2018 Susan Barnes  971-673-6010

Ladd Marsh Bird Festival Registration desk

May 18-20

The 13th annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival is in need of 3-4 volunteers to assist with participant registration on Friday evening, during the day on Saturday and early Sunday morning.  You can find more information about Ladd Marsh Wildlife area and the Bird Festival on our website

Cathy Nowak 541-963-4954 or


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