Many students would like a career with the DNR or other governmental agency. Want to boost your chances of getting those jobs? Volunteer with one of them, and get hands-on experience, demonstrate your commitment, and network!
Department of Natural Resources
Want to work for the DNR? Volunteer! There are lots of different options.
East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
There are a number of different volunteer opportunities that the UWO students could get involved in ranging from volunteering some hours with the Clean Boats Clean Waters program to participating in aquatic invasive species lake monitoring within the Winnebago Pool lakes. We can also be creative and find ways to volunteer like developing composting sites for the aquatic vegetation, zebra mussel removal/reuse, or educational outreach opportunities where the Oshkosh students help man booths for teaching conference participants about AIS.
Todd A. Verboomen
West Winnebago Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator
Natural Resource Conservation Service
The NRCS is always looking for volunteers to become part of their "Earth Team". As a member you can gain professional experience, discover a lifetime career, receive training, earn academic credit, work on conservation activities in your community, and help conserve natural resources for future generations.
National Wildlife Refuges
Wisconsin has some great wildlife refuges, such as Horicon NWF and Necedah NWF. Find out about volunteering for them.