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



Volunteer for our Summer Chum Adult Trap Project

Help us monitor returning adult summer chum on the Union River! HCSEG’s trap is located just outside of Belfair off HWY 300, and we provide a heated trailer and shelter. This is fun for the whole family!

Volunteers count and identify returning salmon, move them upstream to spawn, and collect data. A training will be provided on Thursday, August 15th from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Hwy 300 Union River trap location. HCSEG will work with new volunteers to train beyond that date.

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