From teaching youth to fish to caring for campgrounds to assisting with outdoor expos, volunteers are a huge part of the success of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The Commission offers opportunities for those interested in hunting, fishing, archery, spending time in our beautiful state parks and much more. A list of volunteer opportunities and contacts follows.
Hunter education instructor
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission relies on dedicated and passionate volunteers to ensure that the next generation of hunters is educated about safety and best practices. For more information about becoming a hunter education volunteer, email Hunter Education Coordinator Jackson Ellis, or call the hunter education office at 402-471-6134.
Volunteer youth fishing instructor
Volunteer Fishing Instructors cooperate with Nebraska Game and Parks staff to provide fishing opportunities to thousands of Nebraskans every year. Benefits include access to loaner fishing equipment and educational materials, a friendly network of fishing instructors, opportunities to volunteer at agency events like Outdoor Expos or Family Fishing Nights and annual incentive gifts.
For more information, email Larry Pape or call him at 402-471-5447.
Campground hosts are willing to be ambassadors of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission who welcome campers and visitors to the State Park System. Campground hosts work approximately 20 hours per week in exchange for a free campsite, electrical hookup and use of area’s shower facilities, where available. Those interested in learning more or applying can visit the link below.
Learn more and apply
Parks volunteers do a little bit of everything. Some take photographs at park events, others have assist with landscaping, and others help care for trails. If you have a skill that you would like to share with a park in your area, please email Nikki Krause or call her at 402-471-1623. Those interested in volunteering at a specific park should contact the park superintendent.