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This position provides an opportunity to learn about current and future ecological restoration efforts on Fernbank's campus and help eradicate non-native invasive species. In this position, volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about native woodlands and also assist with restoration activities such as removing invasive plant species and replanting native plant species in forested areas.
Training will be held informally on a case-by-case basis throughout the year with “volunteer-to-volunteer shadowing” as a critical element.
Attn: Eli Dickerson
767 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Fernbank's ecologist will review all applications and contact selected applicants for an interview. After the interview process, a group of applicants will be invited to become Forest Restoration Volunteers. Should the applicant accept, he or she must sign online waiver and self-screening questionnaire on the morning of each volunteer shift. Training will begin immediately with volunteer shifts beginning at various times throughout the year (currently on Mon/Wed/Fri from 10am-noon).
Volunteers must work one 2-hour shift per month with the program each month. Volunteer Forest Restoration Days will take place from 10am–noon on weekdays, and generally on the second Saturday of the month throughout the year from 8am–noon.