Applying to be an NRVP Volunteer

(Updated May 27, 2015)

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Fish and Game Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP). NRVP began operations in San Diego County in 2002 and was expanded to Orange County in 2003 and has already had a positive impact on the communities they serve.

Currently we are recruiting for the Northern Enforcement District and North Coast Enforcement District

We are looking for people who enjoy working with people and enjoy the outdoors.

The selection process for the NRVP applicant will be based on successful completion of an application, interview and background check. Selected candidates will be required to attend and complete an 80-hour training course. We are currently recruiting for academies based out of CDFW offices in Los Alamitos, San Diego, Rancho Cordova, Yountville, Redding, Monterey and San Luis Obispo. We anticipate holding these academies this fall and winter.

A 6-month probation period including in-service training with experienced Volunteers will follow.

The application packet contains the following forms:

  1. Confidential Personal History Statement
  2. Authorization to Release Information Statement
  3. Incompatible Activities Statement
  4. NRVP Questionnaire


Mail application to applicable office:

  • Northern California
    CDFW Attn: Lt. Mitch Goode
    1701 Nimbus Road
    Rancho Cordova CA 95670
  • North Coast California
    CDFW Attn: Lt. Jared Strouss
    3196 South Higuera Street, Ste A
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Southern California
    4665 Lampson Avenue
    Los Alamitos, CA 90720
  • Central California
    1234 East Shaw Avenue
    Los Alamitos, CA 90720