Applying to be an NRVP Volunteer

(Updated March 1, 2023)

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Fish and Wildlife 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.

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

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 a Volunteer Academy. 

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


For questions regarding interest in the Natural Resource Volunteer Program, please call, email, or mail an application to the applicable office:

  • Northern Enforcement District - Eureka Chapter
    Lt. Kathleen Hrbacek (707) 445-6493
    32330 N. Harbor Drive
    Fort Bragg, CA 95437
  • Northern Enforcement District - Redding Chapter
    Lt. Cody Gamble (530) 225-2300
    601 Locust Street
    Redding, CA 96001
  • Northern Enforcement District - Rancho Cordova Chapter
    Lt. Mitchell Goode (916) 358-2900
    1701 Nimbus Road
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
  • Central Enforcement District - Fresno, Tulare, and Bakersfield Chapters
    Lt. James Baugus (559) 243-4005
    1234 E. Shaw Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93710
  • Central Enforcement District - Napa, Belmont, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo Chapters
    Vacant (559) 243-4005
  • Southern Enforcement District - Seal Beach and San Diego Chapters
    Lt. Michael Vicknair (909) 484-0167
    4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C
    Los Alamitos, CA 90720
  • Southern Enforcement District - Ontario Chapter
    Vacant (909) 484-0167