Volunteer Program Assistant - LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY

Expected Dates
September 15, 2014 to April 12, 2015
Tonto National Forest
Position ID


SCA INTERN POSITION: Volunteer Program Assistant               
Tonto National Forest, Mesa Ranger District
Work Activities                                  
The activities of the SCA Internship Position will assist with the District Recreation/Volunteer personnel with the coordination and development focus of special volunteer programs including Wilderness Stewardship, Eagle Scouts, and Adopt-A-Site Volunteer Programs.  
· Coordinate with volunteers and Forest staff to complete special volunteer program work projects on the ground.
· Help maintain volunteer enthusiasm.  
· Define, in consultation with District staff, opportunities for special programs development.
· Participate in volunteer projects and provide assistance to volunteers in the field.
· Schedule Forest specialists to conduct motivational trainings for the volunteers (e.g., Plants of the Sonoran Desert, Geology, Map and Compass).  Participate in trainings. 
· Identify potential volunteer leaders and discuss this potential with District Staff
· Draft volunteer agreements for project participants 
· Communicate with Forest Service staff and volunteer groups or individuals
· Maintain a contact list and accomplishments of program activities 
· Recognize volunteer participants for their accomplishments (e.g., set up a pot luck lunch)
· Assure volunteers wear appropriate safety attire and follow safety procedures. 

    Main Area of Focus
    Visitor Services and Site Operations
    Education, Training & Skills Expected
    some coursework or experience
    Public Speaking
    competent with supervision