Hunter Safety Volunteer Program

Over 18? Want to give something back to your sport while at the same time making a difference in a child's life?

Become a certified Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor in your community.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC's) hunter safety course is taught by hundreds of dedicated volunteer instructors who periodically hold classes in their community. The course is targeted at young people ages 12 to 16 and teaches them the knowledge, skills, and attitude to be a safe, responsible hunter. Not only does hunter safety training decrease hunting accidents and fatalities, it also increases compliance with hunting laws, improves ethics and enhances the image of hunters. The hunter safety program is so popular that 93 percent of non-hunters and 89 percent of active hunters support hunter safety training as a requirement for accessing the privilege to hunt.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Commission has training opportunities for volunteers who desire to teach our traditional hunter safety courses and bowhunter education courses. For knowledgeable hunters who want to volunteer with the program by teaching small groups of students hands-on activities at the shooting range, we can train you to assist in our Skill's Day training.

Florida Hunter Safety Instructor job description.

How to sign up

To become a hunter safety instructor, you must be a certified graduate, work well with people and capable of speaking to large groups. The reward is public service to your community and a role in continuing the heritage of hunting by developing safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters.

For additional information, call during business hours or complete the FWC Hunter Safety Volunteer Application and FWC Hunter Safety Volunteer Background Check Authorization Form and mail to the appropriate regional office.

More information

For more information on the hunter safety program, contact your local hunter safety office or visit the hunter safety web site.



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