Customer Service Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: USDA Forest Service

The Hiawatha National Forest is recruiting one volunteer to serve as a Customer Service Assistant at the Supervisor's Office (Forest Headquarters) located in Gladstone, MI. This position is needed for the summer months of 2024, but there may be opportunities to continue volunteering after the summer. When applying, please provide at least 3 professional references . There is no lodging provided for this position.


Duties may include:Answering phones; providing public information; brochure restocking of reception area; occasional light maintenance of display cabinets, posters, foyer, display kiosk, entryway; data compiling; assisting customer services representatives; organizing supplies; filing; printing/copying; laminating; minor maintenance and troubleshooting with common office equipment; assist in mailroom; and small office projects in support of district programs. Volunteer may have opportunities to assist with special events such as staffing Forest Service information/education table, helping with field logistics, and general support at the assigned administrative office, in the community, and out on National Forest Lands.


Schedule: Preference is for volunteers who can commit for at least the summer (June - August), assisting in the office 1-5 days per week, 4-8 hours per day, between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm. Schedule is flexible.


About the Forest: The Hiawatha National Forest lies in the central and eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Approximately 1 million acres fall within the Forest’s boundary. The Hiawatha National Forest is divided geographically into two units. Munising Ranger District and Rapid River/Manistique Ranger District comprise the Forest’s West Unit with shorelines on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The Forest’s East Unit includes the St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie Ranger Districts, with shorelines on Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. The Forest Headquarters is located in Gladstone, MI.

Start Date - 2024-06-01

End Date - 2025-06-01

Activities include: Planning Office/Clerical;Visitor Information

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About USDA Forest Service

Location:

1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250, US

Mission Statement

The USDA Forest Service's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Description

The United States Forest Service (USFS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the nation’s 154 national forests and 20 national grasslands, spanning 193 million acres of land.

CAUSE AREAS

Emergency & Safety
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Emergency & Safety, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

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WHERE

820 Rains DriveGladstone, MI 49837

(45.85641,-87.02171)
 

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday

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