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Complementary Work Force Program

Volunteer Opportunities

The Complementary Work Force Program matches volunteers with service needs of VDGIF. Training will be provided to equip volunteers to do their jobs. Below is a list of just some of the opportunities we have available. Descriptions also include work time periods. Volunteers are currently being accepted into the pilot program in Regions 1 and 5. (See map).

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Group Opportunities

Other Opportunities

Regional Office Assistant
Provide assistance to administrative staff and field force by greeting public, answering phone calls, filing, copying, and other light office duties. (Regular/Year-round Fredericksburg and Charles City offices)
Various Permit Inspections and Issuance: Wildlife Rehabilitation, Game Breeders, Game Preserves, Other
Provide site inspections and utilize standardized checklists and training to verify applicant compliance with conditions for issuance of various Department permits. (Occasional/Seasonal to Year-round Statewide)
Wildlife Damage Inspections and Permit Issuance
Provide site inspections and utilize training to identify the presence or absence of wildlife damage. Advise landowners of strategies for mitigating damage. Issue permits as necessary to further needed wildlife management objectives. (Regular/Frequent Seasonal Statewide)
Trout Stocking
Assist Fisheries and Law Enforcement personnel in the delivery and stocking of trout. (Occasional Spring/Fall Statewide)
Waterway Marker Inspections
Perform annual inspections on Virginia's inland waterways to ensure that regulatory markers are properly located and in good condition. (Annual/Spring Statewide)
Exhibit Staffing/Public Information
Assist VDGIF staff in set up, take down, and staffing of various exhibits at shows, fairs, and other events. (Occasional/ Year-round Statewide)
Programs and Presentations to Groups
Become a part of a "Speaker's Bureau" to provide programs and presentations to various school, community, and sportsmen's groups. (Occasional/Year-round Statewide)
Equipment Repair and Maintenance
Assist Department staff with routine care and maintenance of cars, boats, tractors, and other equipment, to maintain readiness for management efforts, patrol and emergency preparedness. (Frequent/Year Round Statewide)
Research Assistance
Participate in fishing creel surveys, user/visitor polls, quail call surveys, deer counts, and other programs as needed. Work alone and/or together with biologists and technicians to provide information for resource management research. (Occasional/ Year-round Statewide)
Grounds Keeping
Provide general upkeep, mowing and trash removal at offices, WMA parking lots, public boat ramps, and other Department properties. (Frequent/Seasonal to Year-round Statewide)