Capitol Alert

State looking for wildlife volunteers in Sacramento area

Got spare time and a love for wildlife? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for natural resources volunteers in the Sacramento area.

The positions are unpaid and require a minimum of 16 hours per month. Duties may include responding to human-wildlife interactions, representing the wildlife agency at outreach events and working on state lands.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, possess a valid California driver’s license and pass a background check.

Successful applicants will attend the Natural Resource Volunteer Program academy for 80 hours of training. The first phase of the academy is scheduled March 13-24 with one class day per month from April through September.

Volunteers will work with a trained mentor during a six-month probationary period.

For additional information and to download an application, visit