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Wildlife Volunteer - FAQs

Q: What is the Wildlife Volunteer program?
The Nevada Department of Wildlife volunteer program is administered by the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Conservation Education Bureau. Volunteer members work with regular full-time Division staff members such as wildlife and fisheries biologists, wildlife installation specialists, interpreters and other staff.

Q: Who can become a member of the Wildlife Volunteer program?
Anyone who is 18 years of age or older and who is willing to devote a minimum number of hours per year of volunteer time to the various programs can become a volunteer. Members must be able to provide their own transportation to their assigned work station.

Q: What type of help is needed, and where may I volunteer my help?
Wildlife volunteers are involved in projects such as fish stocking, fish sampling, nesting surveys, check station assistance, angler education, hunter education, interpretation, data entry, and office assistance.
Volunteers are usually asked to report to a particular station for duty. However, when involved in field activities, you may be asked to report to a field site. Volunteers are needed throughout the state, therefore volunteers may find a great variety of jobs outside their home county.

Q: When are volunteers needed?
Volunteers are needed throughout the year for a variety of projects. The greatest number of opportunities for volunteers takes place during the regular work week, usually some time during the working day. The Division does its best to provide opportunities for those volunteers unable to participate during this time frame.
To remain active in the program, volunteers must complete a minimum of 40 hours of service each year and submit the required monthly reports. Members, while serving as volunteers are considered as representatives of the Division of Wildlife and are expected to conduct themselves in the same manner as full time employees.

Q: How do I become a Volunteer?
Registration is all done online. Volunteer to start your volunteer application process. Contact Kim Toulouse, Volunteer Coordinator at (775) 688-1500.