Volunteers helping to assemble bird houses.
- Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife -
Wildlife volunteers assist staff with many activities:
- Improving habitat on wildlife areas
- Farming for wildlife on management areas
- Landscaping office grounds with native plants
- Gathering information at hunter check stations
- Conducting deer spotlight surveys
- Constructing kiosks, viewing platforms and shelters
- Completing machine shop work
- Performing ground and building maintenance
- Conducting vehicle/equipment maintenance
- Delivering presentations/classes
- Leading tours
- Taking photographs
- Organizing files and maintaining records
- Entering data on computers
- Collecting field data
- Monitoring wildlife populations
- Transporting injured wildlife to rehabilitation facilities
A few things to keep in mind:
- Projects take place at offices, wildlife management areas, hatcheries or other off-site locations.
- Not all jobs take place outdoors - activities range from field work to office work.
- Many projects are suitable for individual volunteers.
- Other projects are best for organized groups such as hunting or fishing clubs, youth groups or conservation organizations.
- Most activities take place Monday through Friday. There are fewer weekend opportunities.
- Many individuals volunteer near their homes although some travel across the state to help on specific projects.
- Programs and projects vary from region to region due to varying priorities, needs or geographical differences.
Apply to be a volunteer
Questions about ODFW’s Volunteer Program
contact Darlene Sprecher
Volunteer Program Coordinator
4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, Oregon 97302