Volunteer, Community Action &
Environmental Career Resources
Experiencing the environment firsthand and practicing environmental protection through personal decisions
and actions is a key component in the education process. It encourages people's desire to learn and it often nurtures
a sense of stewardship and commitment. Individual action is key to accomplishing the department's mission: environmental
protection, conservation, enhancement, maintenance and restoration.
The DEP offers a variety of internship and volunteer programs for people of all ages to become engaged
in, more knowledgeable of, and increasingly involved with, management of New Jersey's natural resources, including the
state's watersheds and water supply, air, land and wildlife habitat. This section presents a variety of opportunities
that require public participation in order to succeed.
These volunteer programs encourage students to develop stronger communications and personal skills through
their varied experiences. While participating, students learn to communicate and cooperate with people from many segments
of their communities.
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