Volunteer Instructors

Joing the Team That Makes a Difference!

Why Are Volunteers Important?

Volunteer Instructors Make it Happen!
Volunteer instructors are the backbone of LDWF's educational programs.   Volunteers are connected to their communities and through their efforts more students can be reached.  Volunteers as a group possess a vast wealth of information which has proven to be invaluable in passing on the knowledge and skills of the outdoors.  Through the countless hours of teaching time they donate, thousands of students are taught the lessons of fishing, hunting, wildlife and its habitat and safety in the outdoors.  Become a part of the team that makes a difference!        

What Courses do Volunteers Teach?
Hunter Education, Bowhunter Education, Muzzleloading Education and Fishing Education as well as providing instructions that teach other important individual outdoor skills.    

What Do We Look For In a Volunteer Instructor?

  • A professional demeanor
  • Courteous and respectful
  • Good communicator
  • People oriented
  • Dedicated and motivated
  • Someone who believes in the importance of education

How Can I Become a Volunteer?
Depending on what you are volunteering for some programs require attending formal instructor training.  Others simply require an individual to be knowledgeable in the subject matter being taught and able to present the information as required. 
  
What Ways Can I Serve as a Volunteer?
Serving as a mentor to pass on the tradition of hunting is a noble undertaking.  The LDWF sponsors hunts that target opportunities for youth and are looking for volunteers to help pass on the responsibility, knowledge and skills needed to make a hunter or angler.  In addition, volunteers are used for:

Hunter Education Instructor, contact fkimmel@wlf.la.gov
Fishing Programs, contact fkimmel@wlf.la.gov
Range Safety Officers, contact fkimmel@wlf.la.gov
Youth Hunter Education Challenge, contact wbreed@wlf.la.gov
National Hunting & Fishing Day, contact fkimmel@wlf.la.gov
Serve as a Hunting Mentor, contact jsturgis@wlf.la.gov
and related programs that introduce people to outdoor recreational sports.  If you would like to become involved follow the above contact information.
             
Benefits of Being a Volunteer Instructor
There are some incentives offered to those who donate their time as volunteer instructors.  The greatest reward though, of serving as a volunteer instructor is the self satisfaction of knowing you are helping to preserve the future of hunting and fishing by passing on a time honored tradition.