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.
Individuals and groups from across Nebraska and elsewhere in the country have reached out about volunteer opportunities to help Nebraska’s state park system recover from the historic flooding of 2019. Those who wish to volunteer with cleanup — or who wish to offer other skills to Nebraska’s state park system — can do so at the link below.
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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