Invasives Strike Force Data Entry Volunteer |

Volunteer opportunity teaser: 
Looking for something to do off-trail that still makes a difference? Come work with the Invasives Strike Force as a data entry volunteer! Help us maintain our database and feel good about contributing to the protection of our native habitats.

As a data entry volunteer for the ISF, you will screen, format, and input the data collected by our field volunteers. This data is then used by our staff to map out the distribution of different invasive species so that they can be effectively controlled. This further allows native plant species to provide important food and shelter to area wildlife. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Screening volunteer data for errors
  • Inputing volunteer data to databases
  • Recording and reporting all volunteer hours

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with MS Excel, and database software such as MS Access and SQL Server
  • Organized, responsible, and detail-oriented
  • Interest in helping maintain native biodiversity in the NY-NJ region
  • Professional and able to communicate with staff as needed
  • Ability to work alone and in small groups 

Ideal volunteers are able to work at the Trail Conference headquarters in Mahwah, NJ at least 4 hours/week. Additional hours may be done in the office or remotely. 

After a brief introduction to the goals of the program, training will be largely on-the-job with staff available to answer any questions as they arise.

Applicants must be 18 years or older.



Contribute to the long term goals and efforts of the Invasives Strike Force to protect our native plants and animals!

Time Commitment: 
Minimum: 4 hours/week for at least three weeks
Program Area: 
Trail Work
Posting Date: 

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