Save migratory fish in rivers!

We have compiled a few ways you, your family, friends and loved ones can all get involved to save migratory fish around the world. There is no way we can list every option on this page, so we encourage you to google search organisations in your country working to protect rivers and migratory fish and contact them! If you're interested in learning more, feel free to contact us!

Host a World Fish Migration Day event on October 24, 2020 to educate your community about the importance of migratory fish and free-flowing rivers. Or check out if there is a World Fish Migration Day event hosted near you!

Educate yourself on current local freshwater policies and advocate for free-flowing rivers.

Watch some of these great documentaries to continue to expand your knowledge base about these issues.

Get to know your nearest river by taking a hike or planning a visit to an educational centre.
Volunteer for your local Waterkeeper, riverkeeper or river trust in your country.

Volunteer to pick up trash at your local lake, river, or estuary.

Take advantage of the endless citizen science opportunities to support freshwater research.

Donate to campaigns and NGOs in support of protecting migratory fish and their swimways.

Be aware of the products used in your household that can have an impact on our waterways and fish. If possible, use environmentally friendly products.

Learn where your electricity comes from and, if possible, use renewable energy sources like solar or wind.

Speak out! Push for stronger regulations for new developments and encourage your favourite businesses to use sustainable policies and practices.

Check to make sure you are eating sustainably sourced fish during the correct fishing season. Certifications like MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) and ASC (Aquatic Stewardship Council) indicate the fish is sustainably and responsibly sourced.

Join the team.


View our available
positions below.

Internship Social Media Specialist

Internship Social Media Specialist

As an intern, you will get to work alongside our international staff, and coordinate and execute the foundation’s social media strategy on real projects across key social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn that will help us grow. We are working on expanding and engaging our social media network and we’re looking for someone who can help us create relevant and compelling content that will engage followers. Our ideal candidate who knows how to create cool/edgy content; is a good social media writer; has an interest in the environment, rivers and fishes; and is thoughtful when interacting with online communities and building relationships.

Learning Objectives:

• Interns will write and develop content for the foundation's social media and learn the appropriate tones and messaging for representing an organization

• Create a long-term social media strategy that coordinates with our international World Fish Migration Day campaign

• Track social media analytics using HootSuite and other software, and report results and new ideas to our team

• Balance multiple accounts and create content relevant to multiple projects

• Work in a professional environment with ample opportunity to network with other professionals in the non-profit field

• Update the social media accounts with fresh content to improve engagement and outreach

• Conduct research to find articles and stories relevant to WFMFs mission and vision and posts on our social media platforms to invite conversation and interaction

• Monitor and reply to conversation/interaction

• Handle online inquiries appropriately

• Track social media interaction and fanbase growth and provide team with monthly updates

• Contribute to the team efforts by accomplishing related tasks as needed


• Background in Marketing, International Communication, or other related discipline

• Strong communication skills

• Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office

• Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments

• Creative, flexible and responsible

• Experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat)

• Ability to work independently and in collaboration with the team

• Interested in topics related to the environment, rivers and migratory fishes. This includes being up-to-date with news, projects, and whatever else may be trending

• Your own laptop

• Comfortable working in a shared space environment


• This is an unpaid position. There is opportunity for school credit if allowed by the college/university of applicant. Position offers an excellent opportunity to work on substantive projects and can result in a great reference.

• Minimum 10 hours per week, minimum 3-month commitment, with 10-12 months desirable.

To apply please submit your resume to:, with the subject: Social Media Intern Submission.
Multimedia Design Internship

Multimedia Design Internship

As a Multimedia Design Intern you will work alongside our international staff closely with our design and communication team across a wide variety of projects. You will create design content for all media, including our website, upcoming magazine and communication materials for our events.

Learning objectives:

• Applying a visual identity to different materials

• Creating an international visual campaign

• Layout design for print and digital editorial work

• Website and content management

• Creating new templates and layouts

• Creating video/animation campaigns

• Gain experience working for an international NGO


• Regular website updates

• Implementation of campaign style to various materials

• Replicating layouts for print or digital media

• Translating stories and ideas into video or animation

• Using master layouts to design editorial pages


• Student of graphic design, multimedia design or similar

• Fluent English speaker

• Advanced skills in adobe creative suite

• Video/Animation skills

• Own laptop

• Attention to detail

• Ability to work under pressing deadlines

• Good communication skills


This is an unpaid internship. Special consideration will be given to applicants who receive college credit for internship. Intern is responsible for obtaining necessary approvals from their university. Intern will be responsible for all transportation costs and personal health insurance. Interns will work between 15-20 hours per week. Reasonable exceptions to dates may be made to coordinate with university and work schedules.

To apply please submit your resume and portfolio to:, with the subject: Multimedia Design Internship.


Would you like to be part of a team of enthusiastic colleagues working on preservation and restoration of migratory fish species and free-flowing riverson an international level? Perhaps volunteering at the World Fish Migration Foundation might be something for you!

The World Fish Migration Foundation (WFMF) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation and restoration of migratory fish species and free-flowing rivers around the world. The foundation strives to reach its vision of “Open rivers, full of fish for the benefit of all” by “Connecting fish, rivers and people”. We do this by raising awareness on the importance of migratory freshwater fish and of open, free-flowing rivers to freshwater and marine ecosystems and fisheries and human communities. For more information about our organization, visit

As a volunteer you will be working on the World Fish Migration Day, a big international awareness raising day with many local events. Together with an international team you will be searching for new event locations and supporting organisations.

What will you be doing as a volunteer?

Search for new participants to join the WFMD

Search for new supporters, send updates and communication materials

Communicate about WFMD to interested parties

Flag interesting opportunities for sponsoring

Communicate activities with other volunteers

Use the database: store contact information in database

What do we look for in a volunteer?

Available for minimum of 1 day per week for a minimum of 6 months

Access to internet and a computer (work will be done via internet)

Excellent communication skills (both spoken & written)

Proficiency in English language, additional languages are preferential

Responsibility and accountability

Capable to work both independent and in a team

Real networker

A love for fish and rivers

What do we offer?

The World Fish Migration Foundation is a young and dynamic organisation with an informal working atmosphere, based in Groningen, the Netherlands. The World Fish Migration Foundation offers enthusiastic colleagues and the opportunity to make international connections with fish/river organizations and broaden your network. Volunteers work from their own location and have regular contact with the volunteer-coordinator.

Information & procedure

If you are you interested in volunteering and you recognise yourself in the above mentioned profile, we invite you to send an message declaring your interest and your CV to

No position for you?

Send an open application, everybody is welcome.

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