Volunteer with WRD

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer! Volunteers give the most valuable gift: time. The valuable services our volunteers provide help Georgia’s wildlife in more ways than one!

Our volunteers get a chance to:

  • Work with wildlife like bats, turtles, songbirds, shorebirds and amphibians
  • Teach the next generation about stewardship, ethics and safety
  • Maintain access to Georgia’s wild places
  • Help with activities at outdoor events, like face painting, fishing stations and archery

Incentive Recognition Program

For each 50 hours of volunteer service, a volunteer will receive a choice of incentive items recognizing and thanking them for their service. The new hour-tracking system will send an email to a volunteer reaching the 50-hour level asking what incentive gift they want.

Drum CoolerDrum Cooler

  • Polyester round drum-shaped cooler bag
  • Heat sealed insulated dark silver lining
  • Sturdy insulated main and side compartments
  • Side and front zip pockets
  • Double mesh pockets with daisy chain webbing for attaching accessories
  • Adjustable comfort strap with padding

Phone ChargerPhone Charger

  • Equipped with a 4400mAh lithium ion battery
  • Sleek design for maximized portability
  • Indicator lights to show you how much juice is left in it
  • Complimentary premium packaging with straw on the back
  • Micro USB cable included and instruction manual

Camping SeatCamp Seat

  • Waterproof portable camping stool
  • Insulated lined main cooler compartment with space for 24 cans
  • Labeled pockets for a cellphone and a flashlight
  • Adjustable drawstring cup holder
  • Business card/ID holder
  • “Quick Draw” carabiner tool
  • Retractable bottle opener
  • Adjustable and detachable padded shoulder strap

How to Become a Volunteer

Please contact an office near you to learn about nearby volunteer opportunities.



Log your hours below. You can also access the volunteer timekeeping portal at https://www.trackitforward.com/site/georgia-department-natural-resources. Wildlife Resources Division volunteers do not need to enter a park location.