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Become a Volunteer!

Tucson Audubon Society is a diverse, conservation-focused organization with a variety of opportunities to volunteer. Whatever your interest, we have a role for you! To learn more, email volunteer@tucsonaudubon.org or call at 520-209-1811.

OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE GREAT! Share a memorable experience you had with a Tucson Audubon volunteer.

Volunteer Calendar

See our calendar below for upcoming volunteer opportunities. These include Saturday morning restoration workdays, field surveys, and tabling opportunities at fun local festivals and events.

Current Positions

If you’re interested in taking on a project with a flexible schedule from start to finish, or if you’d like to fill an on-going vacancy, check out our current position openings below.

Program Volunteers

If you’d like to volunteer for one of our programs specifically, learn all about the program and its activities, and support its inner-workings! See the list below.

Current Positions and Projects Available

We have some exciting volunteer opportunities happening over the next few months. Please email volunteer@tucsonaudubon.org  for more info.

Sunday, September 16 @ the Mason Center, 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Workday at the Mason Center
Volunteers are needed at the Mason Center (3835 W. Hardy Rd.) to help with the gardens and trails. Come and join the regular Sunday team to help us maintain this wonderful 20 acre ironwood sanctuary and get ready for the winter visitors, protect all the plants, and keep the bird and butterfly gardens in top shape. The summer monsoon has contributed to plants overgrowing the trail and some cactus have fallen on the trail necessitating relocating certain portions of the trail. We have a load of mulch to protect the plantings. Finally, we will be fencing the remainder of the gardens. We need at least 5- 6 volunteers, and we’ll start at 6:30 a.m. to beat the heat. Bring gloves, hat, and water. Shovels, rakes, pruners if you have them.
On-going at the Mason Center: Join the “Green Gardeners”–most Sunday mornings. Email Cynthia Pruett for current schedule.

Saturday, September 29 @ the Paton Center for Hummingbirds 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Restoration Project at the Johnston Parcel
Planting new natives after the growth from the monsoon rains and weeding out the invasive Johnson grass. We will meet-up at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds (477 Pennsylvania Ave. Patagonia, AZ 85624) at 8am and start working at the nearby Johnston Parcel following a short demonstration. Carpooling will be available and will be set-up the week of the event. Bring a hat, gloves, water, and wear work clothes/shoes that can get dirty. Be sure to wear sunscreen too! If interested please sign up here.
Questions? Please email Andy Bennett at abennett@tucsonaudubon.org.

Tuesday afternoons most needed (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) but various other days/times as well
Nature Shop Attendant at the University Blvd. Location

Volunteers for the Tucson Audubon nature shops are truly faces of the organization, and often the primary contact between Tucson Audubon and members/the public. A Nature Shop Attendant rings up customers, restocks materials in the shop, answering questions from visitors, and managing the main phone line for Tucson Audubon. A Shop Attendant is responsible, dependable, has some knowledge of birds in Southeastern Arizona, enjoys working in a shop environment and sharing their love of birds and conservation! Opportunities to further your learning about binoculars and birding.
Questions? Please contact Luke Safford, lsafford@tucsonaudubon.org if interested.

Friday – Sunday, October 5-7
SAHBA Home & Garden Show
Our bi-annual opportunity to share with a large audience the joys of bringing birds to our homes through the Habitat at Home program and more. Join staff and other volunteers for a 3-hour shift at our table at the Tucson Convention Center.
Questions? Please contact Luke Safford, lsafford@tucsonaudubon.org if interested.

Saturday, November 3
“Fly!” Tucson Audubon’s 10th Annual Gala
This year held at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, our annual Gala is a “glittering evening” where we’ll celebrate the wonder of nature and the connection between birds and people. This large event will need greeters, auction help, decorating, and clean-up help. It’s still a ways away but now is the time to plan on being there!
Interested? Please contact Luke Safford at lsafford@tucsonaudubon.org

Paton Center for Hummingbirds, Feeder Fillers and Birding Ambassadors
This is a fun volunteer assignment in a beautiful environment! We need volunteers who are willing to spend 4-6 hours at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds filling feeders and greeting visitors. Interested in getting trained?  Contact Luke Safford.

Important Bird Area Surveys
Bird surveys are slowing down but we could still use your help to input data or get prepared for the next survey season. If interested in joining the survey team please contact Jennie Macfarland for more information.

Tucson Audubon Programs

Check out our programs to see if you are interested in contributing as a program volunteer.

Calendar of Volunteer Events

Check this calendar for up-to-date postings of episodic, schedule-specific, and event opportunities. To view ongoing positions, or those with flexible schedules, please refer to above postings. Unless otherwise noted, please email volunteer@tucsonaudubon.org to get more details or sign up for any of these roles.

What’s Next? The Application Process
  • Complete the volunteer application: PDF application (printable)
  • Attend an orientation meeting with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Pick an area of interest
  • Meet with department head for further training and discussion of your role

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447