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    Russell Cave

    National Monument Alabama

Volunteer

Russell Cave

Smokey view of Russell Cave

Mary Dawson

Russell Cave National Monument is seeking enthusiastic volunteers who can work independently to assist staff with the various projects taking place in the park. Russell Cave is a hidden gem that provides the beauty and solitude of rural living while having close proximity to cities such as Chattanooga, Huntsville, and Nashville. You will be able to work on exciting projects that will make a big impact on people's lives and the resource. Here is how you can lend a hand:

  • Help the interpretive staff research and develop programs about the Trail of Tears, Astronomy, and Pre-historic life-ways
  • Assist in teaching people how to camp
  • Provide information about park resources to visitors
  • Use internet and social media to engage the audience
  • Maintenance
  • Remove non-native plants from park property
  • Maintain the vegetable and medicinal gardens as well as the wildflower meadow
  • Clear trails of debris and plant overgrowth
  • Collect water and soil samples
  • No cell phone coverage
  • No internet
  • Background check required

Free housing is provided with a commitment of a minimum of 120 hours per month.

Please send your resume to Volunteer Coordinator Keena Graham or call (256)495-2672.

Did You Know?

Russell Cave

Russell Cave National Monument is the oldest rock shelter used regularly for a home in the Eastern United States. It was inhabited during all Prehistoric time periods: Paleo, Archaic, Woodland and Mississippian. Virtually every culture for over 10,000 years is represented by artifacts found here.