If you’re interested in any of our volunteer opportunities and are a new volunteer, please complete a registration form.

Volunteer for the Salmon Center Farm Stewards Program!

The Salmon Center Farm Stewards Program will be an expanded year-round program with summer and school year components. Farm stewards will get to learn about and interact with all aspects of maintaining a fully functioning, organic, farm and garden that produces fresh fruits and vegetables and includes a flock of poultry along with a mixed herd of llamas, alpacas, and goats.

Farm Stewards will begin with an introduction to gardening and nutrition and then progress to learning about and experiencing pollinators, wild and domestic animals, mindfulness and creativity, water systems, environmental science and restoration, salmon, and the ways that these topics connect to sustainable agriculture and the environment.

This twice weekly, Monday and Wednesday, morning program (9 am to 1 pm) will include some field trips off-site but will take place mostly at the Salmon Center in Belfair.

We are seeking volunteers that will help us manage this pack of kiddos during all of these various activities = ). We will all meet at the Salmon Center every Monday and Wednesday at 9am. The camp ends at 1pm. Kids are grades 1st-5th.

Once you’ve registered, sign up for a volunteer time here

Volunteer now for our 2019 Steelhead Project

HCSEG is seeking volunteers to help monitor smolt traps on the Tahuya, Dewatto, and Little Quilcene rivers! Volunteers will meet at the Salmon Center at 9 AM, or at another convenient location agreed to by volunteers and HCSEG staff.

Once you’ve registered, sign up for a volunteer time here!

Volunteer for our Summer Chum Outmigration Project

HCSEG is seeking volunteers to help monitor our migrating summer chum in the Union River. HCSEG staff will train you on how to conduct monitoring, and all waders/boots/equipment will be provided!

Once you’ve registered, sign up for a volunteer time here!

Volunteer on the Farm

We need a few volunteers to help us feed the farm animals. Follow the link below to see what times are available –

Sign Up to Feed the Animals


Volunteer for our PIC Program

Our PIC program is the Hood Canal Pollution Identification and Correction Ambient Stream Monitoring project. Shifts will be made available at least one week in advance. If you have questions about volunteering for this program, please message Travis Casey at travis@pnwsalmoncenter.org.

Sign Up for the PIC Program

We need your help!

There are a number of volunteer opportunities at the Salmon Center. They range from helping in the tool shed to counting juvenile salmon on their journey out of the streams. Here are just a few of the opportunities available. If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, or have questions about volunteering, please contact us. Prior to volunteering, HCSEG requires new volunteers to complete a registration, which can be found here!


Project Season Overview:

Fish Projects/Monitoring

  • Steelhead smolt trap monitoring (Spring)
  • Union River adult fish trap monitoring (August-October)
  • Union River juvenile fish trap monitoring (Jan-May)

Habitat Projects/Monitoring

  • Stream habitat surveys (Summer)
  • Knotweed surveys/treatments/planting (Summer/Fall)
  • Bird and water quality surveys (Year Round)

Office Work (Year Round)

  • Office support (greeting visitors, data entry)
  • Education/Docent programs

Around the Farm (Year Round)

  • Gardening/Weeding/Tending Greenhouses
  • Animal husbandry (alpacas, llamas, goats, and chickens)
  • Farm and building maintenance
  • Construction/Building/Carpentry