Group: Volunteer


Alabama Bicycle Coalition

The mission of AlaBike is to promote cycling access, education and safety and to advocate for safer road environments for all users.


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Alabama Environmental Council

This Summit provided information to citizens and community leaders from across Alabama on the topic of reducing waste and recycling. Municipalities, schools, businesses, and concerned citizens were invited to learn about reducing waste as well as various ways to recycle and grow local economies. Information was provided on building a strong recycling program, developing recycling partnerships, funding opportunities, and success stories throughout the state.


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Alabama Hiking Trail Society

Dedication to planning, building and maintaining safe hiking trails for all to enjoy. Educating the public of the careful use and enjoyment of Alabama’s great outdoors


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Alabama Ornithological Society

The Alabama Ornithological Society (AOS) is involved in many worthwhile activities. Check out our website pages to learn more about AOS and the efforts we are currently involved with to promote ethical birding and the conservation of Alabama’s natural resources.


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Alabama Rivers Alliance

Our purpose is to protect & restore Alabama’s rivers. To do this, we advocate smart water policy, organize at the grassroots level, and teach citizens how they can protect their water. We are privately funded and accomplish our mission with the financial support of people like you. Our goal is to achieve healthy rivers, healthy people, and a healthy system of government for the state of Alabama.


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Alabama Sierra Club

Alabama Sierra Club’s 3000 members have helped fight for clean water, for Forever Wild and to make Alabama a cleaner, safer place for all of us. And we hike, and bike and bird-watch. Join us to help clean up Alabama and to get outside and enjoy nature.


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Alabama State Park VIP

If you have ever visited an Alabama State Park you have shared in the wonder that is at your own back door, and made memories that will last a life-time. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could help other visitors experience the same warm feeling at an Alabama State Park? The VIP (Volunteers In Parks) Program can do just that. Although each park has its own staff to perform many of the daily tasks and duties it takes to operate, there are still areas where only volunteers can help. From campground hosting, improving trails to interpretive lectures and more, you will be able to give others the opportunity to make memories they will cherish the rest of their lives. Each of Alabama’s twenty-two State Parks is looking for volunteers just like you.


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Alabama Trails Association

The Alabama Trails Association (ATA) is committed to connecting Alabama’s mountains to the Appalachian Trail by linking Alabama’s longest trail, the 100 mile Pinhoti (Pin-ho-tee), with the 2,250 mile long Appalachian Trail. It is our primary goal–our main reason for existing! We are an organization of 300 (and growing!) individuals and affiliate groups concerned with the building and maintenance of hiking trails in our state.


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Alabama Water Watch

Alabama Water Watch (AWW) is a citizen volunteer, water quality monitoring program covering all of the major river basins in Alabama. AWW is a part of the Global Water Watch network.


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Alabama Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

The Alabama Wildlife Center is Alabama’s oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation facility, caring annually for almost 2,000 wild bird patients from more than 100 species. AWC is a nonprofit organization with a dual mission: to provide medical and rehabilitative care for Alabama’s injured and orphaned native birds in order to permit their return to the wild, and to educate people in order to heighten awareness and appreciation of Alabama’s native wildlife.


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Aldridge Gardens

Aldridge Gardens is a 30-acre woodland garden featuring hydrangeas nestled in the heart of Hoover. In fact, for many years the property was the home of noted nurseryman Eddie Aldridge who discovered and patented the Snowflake Hydrangea. He and his wife Kay conveyed the property to the city of Hoover in 1997. Complete with a six-acre lake and walking trail, Aldridge Gardens is laden with many varieties of hydrangeas, camellias and other native Alabama plants.


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Birmingham Audubon

Birmingham Audubon is an affiliated chapter with National Audubon. A person may join as a local member only by paying local Birmingham Audubon dues and will receive the chapter’s newsletter, Flicker Flashes. mHowever, if a person is located in Birmingham Audubon’s area or region as recognized by National Audubon and pays the appropriate dues to National Audubon, that person automatically becomes a member of both National and Birmingham Audubon. Additionally, any member of National who lives outside of the Birmingham Audubon area or region may ask National to assign them to the Birmingham Audubon chapter membership. As a member of National and Birmingham Audubon, the member receives Audubon, the magazine published by National and also Flicker Flashes. Membership in Birmingham Audubon is available to any individual, family, or business entity interested in the mission of the chapter. It has over 1,000 members.


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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a partnership between the City of Birmingham and Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens, an organization of 2,700 family and individual members who support The Gardens. Through funding and advocacy, The Friends further restoration, preservation and development of The Gardens as a resource for everyone in the community. The Friends promote knowledge and appreciation of plants and the environment with educational offerings to over 350,000 visitors annually.


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Black Warrior River Keeper

Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries. We are a citizen-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving water quality, habitat, recreation, and public health throughout our patrol area, the Black Warrior River watershed. This vital river basin is entirely contained within Alabama, America’s #1 state for freshwater biodiversity. Patrolling waterways, educating the public, and holding polluters accountable has made us an important proponent of clean water throughout the basin. Our staff identifies pollution problems and works on fixing them while increasing public awareness. Black Warrior Riverkeeper is a proud member of Waterkeeper Alliance. Please contact us to report pollution and to inquire about volunteer projects, donations, educational presentations, or public events. Please visit our pages on Guidestar, Facebook, and Twitter as well.


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Cahaba River Society

A great diversity of life depends on the Cahaba River, with Alabama’s longest remaining stretch of free-flowing river, the primary drinking water source for one-fifth of the state’s people in the Birmingham metro area, and a treasure of biological diversity of national and global importance.


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Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. DU got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent’s waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited. Its mission: habitat conservation.


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Environmental Education Association of Alabama

The mission of the Environmental Education Association of Alabama is to enhance formal and informal educators’ abilities to connect people to the natural world in order to foster responsible stewardship.


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Fresh Air Family

Welcome to Fresh Air Family! We take fun out into Nature’s biggest playground: The Great Outdoors. Join us to walk in the woods, hike a trail, canoe in a stream, or slog through a bog. We will be looking for birds, flowers, salamanders, stars, cave formations, bugs, rocks, and all of the wonders in our beautiful world.


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Freshwater Land Trust

A land trust is a non­profit orga­ni­za­tion that works to pro­tect land through dona­tion or pur­chase. Land trusts work with will­ing landown­ers who wish to donate or sell their land or con­ser­va­tion ease­ments on their land for con­ser­va­tion pur­poses. Accord­ing to the Land Trust Alliance, there are over 1,500 land trusts in the nation.


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Friends of Conecuh National Forest

Supporting and celebrating the longleaf pine ecosystem of Conecuh National Forest


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Friends of Red Mountain Park

To promote, enhance, and enjoy Red Mountain Park. Our goals are to spread the word about this project, volunteer our time and talent to enhance the park’s development, and champion the use and enjoyment of the park for the broadest range of citizens.


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Friends of the Talladega National Forest

The Friends of the Talladega National Forest is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the recreation and educational opportunities on the Talladega National Forest.


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Geneva State Forest Stakeholder Volunteers

Geneva State Forest Stakeholder Volunteers, LLC strives to promote the conservation of and appreciation for Geneva State Forest.


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Land Trust of North Alabama

The Land Trust of North Alabama is dedicated to connecting people with nature. The Land Trust protects and stewards significant and vulnerable natural, scenic, and historic areas to help ensure that our cherished natural resources will be here for all to enjoy for years to come.


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Outdoor Club South- Birmingham

OUTDOOR CLUB SOUTH is the largest, most active & fun outdoor club in the South! Our members love to hike, bike and paddle throughout the beautiful South and beyond.


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Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve

Our mission is to protect and manage Ruffner Mountain as a sanctuary for native species of plants and animals; and through our educational and passive recreational programs foster within the community an appreciation of the natural world.


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Sierra Club, Alabama Chapter

Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization — with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we’ve made history by leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.


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Sipsey Wilderness Hiking Club

Purpose of the Sipsey Wilderness Hiking Club: To support the sport of hiking and protect, promote and enjoy the Sipsey Wilderness Area of the Bankhead National Forest.


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The Nature Conservancy

Our Mission: conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends The Nature Conservancy is working with you to make a lasting difference around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 states and your backyard.


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The Southeastern Climbers Coalition

The SCC’s mission is to preserve climbing areas for present and future generations to enjoy.


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US Army Corp of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide. With environmental sustainability as a guiding principle, our disciplined Corps team is working diligently to strengthen our Nation’s security by building and maintaining America’s infrastructure and providing military facilities where our servicemembers train, work and live. We are also researching and developing technology for our war fighters while protecting America’s interests abroad by using our engineering expertise to promote stability and improve quality of life.


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USDA 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.


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