Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service.
All kinds of rewarding volunteer opportunities are available at the National Forests in Alabama, including trail maintenance, fish and wildlife management, recreation area management, environmental education, interpretation, public information plus many other things. Your talents and skills are matched with your work preference to obtain a role that satisfies you and best fulfills the mission of the Forest Service.
The commitment you make is up to you. You may work on a part-time or full-time basis. You can participate in a one-time project or serve over several months, seasons, or year-round. Training may be provided to you if your job requires it. If you are retired or have summers free, you may wish to live on a national forest while you work as a volunteer. College students may perform volunteer service related to their coursework for college credit. A variety of jobs are available if you prefer the office environment. There are also numerous opportunities to perform vigorous but satisfying physical labor outdoors.
People interested in volunteering should contact the nearest Forest Service office or Volunteer Coordinator Tammy Freeman Brown in the Supervisor’s Office in Montgomery at (334) 832-4470.
Volunteer Opportunities on the National Forests of Alabama
Alabama Water Watch
A water quality monitoring project to gather water chemistry and bacteriological monitoring data within selected watersheds and streams.
Talladega National Forest, Shoal Creek and Talladega Districts
Nature enthusiast, John Calhoun, appreciates the beauty and serenity within the National Forests in Alabama.
Bankhead National Forest
Wild Alabama Volunteer Group
Ray Bittle - A Friend Who is Improving the Talladega National Forest
You might call Ray Bittle a man for all seasons. Whether it’s spring, summer, winter or fall, you can find Ray involved in some type of volunteer activity on the Talladega NF.
Alerts & Warnings
- Closure: Forest Service Road 905 to Forest Service Road 949
- Emergency Closure of FSR 651
- Portion of Forest Service road 616 temporarily closed
- PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING ATVs
- Rules for Forest Visitors
- Forest Service is hiring hundreds of foresters across the nation!
- Law Enforcement Prohibited Acts