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 email@example.com or call at 520-209-1811. To apply see the “What’s Next” section below and to the right.
OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE GREAT! Share a memorable experience you had with a Tucson Audubon volunteer.
Volunteer Recognition BBQ/Party!
Saturday, January 27 | 11 to 1 at Ft. Lowell Park
Volunteers, please join us at Ft. Lowell Park (Ramada #2) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate and recognize all of our wonderful accomplishments in 2017. We will BBQ, play yard games, share stories and successes from 2017, give out prizes, and look forward to 2018.
Please RSVP to Luke Safford so that we can plan accordingly for food. I hope you all can make it! Feel free to bring your family as well.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info..
Elementary Field Trips to Sweetwater Wetlands
We have many opportunities to share our love of nature and birds with students, but we need help with coordinating new events! If you are interested and want more info please contact Luke Safford.
Restoration Work in SE Arizona
If you like working outside and improving habitat for birds then you would be a great fit for our Restoration Team. We are involved in removing invasive plants, planting natives, stream restoration and much more. Our locations vary from Patagonia to places arount Tucson. Let us know that you’re interested by emailing our volunteer coordinator, Luke Safford, and we’ll get you outside with our team soon!
Chestnut-collared Longspur IBA surveys
Grassland driving survey with emphasis on finding Chestnut-collared Longspurs, the species that qualified Las Cienegas and San Rafael Valley as Global IBA sites. The strategy is to drive slowly along an assigned route and walk to cattle tanks and ponds to wait for flocks potentially coming in to drink. We will also walk through patches of habitat to hopefully flush flocks of grassland birds. If you are interested in this fun and interesting project please contact Luke (email@example.com) or Jennie Macfarland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Paton Center for Hummingbirds, Feeder Fillers and Birding Ambassadors
This is a fun volunteer assignment in a beautiful environment! We need a person (or two) to spend 4-8 hours at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds filling feeders and greeting visitors on the weekends. If interested contact Luke Safford at email@example.com. We will provide training as needed.
Nature Shop Attendant (University Blvd. or Agua Caliente 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. Contact volunteer coordinator if interested.
Tucson Audubon Programs
Check out our programs to see if you are interested in contributing as a program volunteer.
- Nature Shops – Cash register sales, product display, web sales
- Birding field trips – Trip leader, children’s birding programs
- Youth Education – Field naturalists, program organization, office support
- Habitat restoration – on-site field work, research planning
- Arizona Important Bird Areas – Bird surveys, site stewardship, data entry
- Membership and development – Fund raising, grant writing, mail and office support, events planning
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742
Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624