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Volunteer Opportunities at the National Forests in Alabama Supervisor's Office

Position: Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) Inventory Volunteer 
Name of Agency: U.S. Forest Service 
Location: National Forests in Alabama Supervisor’s Office 
Address: 2946 Chestnut Street 
Montgomery, AL 36107 
Telephone Number: 334-832-4470 

Contact Person: Ryan Shurette 
Dates of Assignment: Flexible 
Time and Days of Week: Flexible 
Hours Needed: Flexible hours between 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Suitable for (Adults and/or Youth ages?): Adult or 12 and older 
Difficulty Level (State conditions and/or special requirements): Easy to Moderate (Basic plant Identification skills, ability to recognize invasive animal damage/signs). 
Opportunity Description (provide a description of the volunteer project): The National Forests in Alabama need volunteers to assist with finding and reporting plant and animal NNIS infestations.  Invasive plant species like cogongrass and kudzu displace native plant communities  destroy native wildlife habitats. Anyone can report invasive plant species locations via the internet using the Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMaps).  The link to the site is: http://www.eddmaps.org/. 
Invasive animals like feral swine (pigs) are also harmful to native wildlife and their habitats. For feral swine reporting, use the following link: http://128.192.20.53/nfsms/
 


Position: Customer Service Assistant
Name of Agency: U.S. Forest Service
Location: National Forests in Alabama Supervisor’s Office
Address: 2946 Chestnut Street
Montgomery, AL 36107
Telephone Number: 334-832-4470

Contact Person: Tammy F. Truett
Dates of Assignment: Flexible
Time and Days of Week: Flexible
Hours Needed: Flexible hours between 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Suitable for (Adults and/or Youth ages?): Ages 17 and up (High School Students/College/Adults
Difficulty Level (State conditions and/or special requirements): Easy to moderate. Ability to follow oral and written instruction, ability to use a computer and prior customer service experience desired. Opportunity Description (provide a description of the volunteer project): Volunteer will be assigned to the Public Affairs Office and will assist with greeting visitors, disseminating information, answering phones and performing administrative tasks as assigned. 
 


Position: Volunteer Videographers and Photographers 
Name of Agency: U.S. Forest Service
Location: National Forests in Alabama Supervisor’s Office
Address: 2946 Chestnut Street
Montgomery, AL 36107
Telephone Number: 334-832-4470

Contact Person: Tammy F. Truett
Dates of Assignment: Flexible
Time and Days of Week: Flexible
Hours Needed: Flexible hours between 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Suitable for (Adults and/or Youth ages?): 17 and up (High school/College/Adults)
Difficulty Level (State conditions and/or special requirements): Average. Volunteers must have experience in videography and photography. Ability to produce short videos, photographs, and podcast. Excellent customer service skills critical. 
Opportunity Description (provide a description of the volunteer project): Volunteers are needed to document a variety of special events and management activities throughout the National Forests in Alabama. Volunteers will also organize existing videos and photographs. The ideal candidates are local residents in Montgomery, Tuskegee, Andalusia, Heflin, Double Springs, Talladega, and Centreville, Alabama. Experience in videography, multimedia and the use of social media. Volunteers will work with diverse audiences and must possess excellent customer service skills. All products (photos, videos, podcast, etc.) will become property of the U.S. Forest Service. 


 





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