Volunteer Programs

Volunteers make a positive impact by assisting with activities such as biological sampling and monitoring, habitat restoration, laboratory work, education and outreach and many others.

There is a wide array of volunteer opportunities available with the FWC. For more information or to sign up, see the list of volunteer opportunities below.

Regional Volunteer Programs

Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center Volunteer Program
Location: Jefferson County (Capps)

Chinsegut Conservation Center Volunteer Program
Location: Hernando County (Brooksville)

Florida Bass Conservation Center
Location: Sumter County (Webster)

Northeast Region Volunteer Program
Location: Marion, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, Flagler, Putnam, & St. Johns counties.

Southwest Volunteer Program
Location: Charotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, and Sarasota

Quality Assurance/Quality Control - Bear Management Program
Location: Leon County

Ridge Rangers
Location: Polk & Highlands counties (Lake Wales Ridge)

Marine Stock Enhancement Research
Location: Manatee County (Port Manatee)

Highlands Lakes Volunteer Program
Location: Highlands County


Statewide Volunteer Programs

Derelict Trap and Trap Debris Removal Program

Freshwater Fisheries

FYCCN Paddlesports Program

Gopher Tortoise

Hunter Safety

Kids' Fishing Clinics

Project WILD-K-12 Education Programs

Red Tide Offshore Monitoring Program

Reserve Officer Program

Sport Fishing Education

Youth Hunting Program of Florida



For additional information on the volunteer programs listed on this website, or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact the program coordinators by clicking on the links above.

For general information on the FWC Volunteer Program, please email the FWC Volunteer Program Manager.

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