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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

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Driving and Delivery


The Corvallis Office is seeking drivers who would be willing to transport biological samples or other supplies to and from Corvallis and other field offices. There are no schedules as such: calls come in from different sites and samples have to be processed as the need arises. Participating volunteers must have a good driving record. Volunteer as a Driver

Shotgun Skills Instructor


Volunteer will act as shooting coach to teach shotgun skills at ODFW Shotgun skills workshops. Must have passed an ODFW Certified Shotgun Skills Course to be eligible to become a Shotgun Skills Instructor. Volunteer as a Shotgun Skills Instructor
503-947-6017 or Darlene Sprecher @ 503-947-6413

Siletz Falls Adult Fish Trap

Year Round

Work with ODFW staff to monitor steelhead and Chinook populations, evaluate hatchery programs, collect broodstock and pass wild summer steelhead and spring Chinook above the falls. Dates vary throughout the year, but generally run the trap M/W/F Volunteers will need to pass a State Fish and Wildlife Violation Check as well as attend a Confined Space Training. Volunteer to help at the Siletz Falls Adult Fish Trap
541-265-8306 x253 or Darlene Sprecher @ 503-947-6413

Angler Education Instructor


Share your passion for fishing by promoting sport fishing and the enhancement, conservation and stewardship of Oregon’s aquatic resources.  Volunteer to teach Angler Education
503-947-6081 or Darlene Sprecher @ 503-947-6413

Hunter Education Instructor


Hunter Education Instructors play an important role in the development of responsible, ethical and safe hunters. Volunteer to teach Hunter Education
503-947-6053 or Darlene Sprecher @ 503-947-6413

Archery Instructor


Archery teaches confidence and helps youth connect to each other and the outdoors. ODFW will teach you the skills necessary to teach beginning archery to all ages and abilities. Volunteer to teach Archery Education
503-947-6076 or Darlene Sprecher @ 503-947-6413

RV Host

 2020 Site Availability

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. Volunteer as a RV Host
541-757-5255 or Darlene Sprecher @ 503-947-6413

Fern Ridge Wildlife Area Tuesday Crew


Variety of tasks associated with The Volunteer Tuesday Crew meets at the wildlife area every Tuesday. The crew assists with a variety of tasks associated with wildlife area operation and Maintenance. Volunteer @ Fern Ridge Wildlife Area
541-985-2591 or Darlene Sprecher @ 503-947-6413



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