Support wildlife in Arizona by becoming a volunteer

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February 17th, 2009

Do you have a passion for the outdoors and want to help leave a wildlife legacy for future generations of Arizonans?

If you like to spend your time, energy, enthusiasm and talents working for the benefit of wildlife and outdoor recreation in Arizona, then the Arizona Game and Fish Department Volunteer Program was made with you in mind.

The Volunteer Program is designed to help department personnel carry out the agency’s mission while providing an opportunity for volunteers to participate, firsthand, in managing Arizona’s wildlife resources.

The program goal is to provide you with a congenial and cooperative atmosphere where you can build relationships with staff and other volunteers, and gain knowledge about Arizona wildlife, wildlife management, and outdoor recreation. We recognize your time is important and worthwhile and will strive to provide a variety of rewarding and educational volunteer experiences.

The department’s volunteer program saw more than 282,731 volunteer hours logged in fiscal year 2007-08, and more than 189,654 volunteer miles were driven to project sites. That’s an estimated $3 million value to the state.

Volunteer opportunities with the department are always available and ever changing in scope. Past projects have included: Wildlife care, facility maintenance and office work at the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center; instructional work in boating, sport fishing and shooting sports; habitat restoration and clean-up projects; seasonal field projects; surveys; and much more.

You can find an updated list of volunteer opportunities on the department Web site at

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