You can make a difference!
Would you like to help kids learn to fish? How about giving tours of wildlife areas filled with birds, bats or deer? What about helping conduct scientific surveys? Have you ever thought about what you can do to help conserve wildlife and protect and restore the places they live, feed and raise their young?
Volunteer opportunities with CDFW are as diverse as California’s wildlife. A gift of your time can help protect the state's hundreds of rare and endangered species and provide a legacy of wildlife conservation and appreciation for the next generations of Californians.
Check out the following volunteer opportunities in your area.
- Natural Resource Volunteer
Trained volunteers in this Law Enforcement Division-administered program assist with wildlife conservation, education, community outreach, public lands monitoring, support services, and habitat and pollution awareness.
- Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
- Yolo Bypass (Vic Fazio) Wildlife Area
- Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
- Back Bay Science Center
at Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve
Call (949) 640-9959
- California Golden Trout
Volunteer for restoration and monitoring activities in the southern Sierra.