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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 Growth and Training

Are you interested in growing as a Tucson Audubon volunteer? This training session will be valuable for all volunteers, new or experienced, field work or tabling.
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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.

Sonoita Creek Restoration, Thursday, July 11 AND Saturday, July 20, 8am-12pm
Tucson Audubon is restoring a section of Sonoita Creek in Patagonia, AZ, near the Paton Center for Hummingbirds, and we need your help to do it! We will be planting new native plants and weeding out the invasive Johnson grass on-site. We will be working near the Paton Center for Hummingbirds (477 Pennsylvania Ave. Patagonia, AZ 85624) from 8am until noon. It will probably get somewhat hot and we’ll be in the sun some, so bring a hat and water bottle, and dress to get dirty (close-toed shoes required).
Click here to sign-up for Thursday, July 11; Click here to sign-up for Saturday, July 20
Leader: Kari Hackney, Restoration Project Coordinator, khackney@tucsonaudubon.org

Nestbox Monitoring, Data Input, and more…
If you are interested in citizen science research, whether out in the field or in the office, we could use you on our team! If you are interested please contact Olya Phillips at ophillips@tucsonaudubon.org for more information.

Important Bird Area Surveys
Yellow-billed Cuckoos–Cuckoo surveys can be a bit more intense than some of our other IBA surveys but after a little bit of training you’ll be set! We’ll be doing these surveys in July and August with dates to come. If you are interested in joining the survey team please contact Jennie Macfarland for more information.

Nature Shop Attendant at the University Blvd. Location
Current needs include on-call volunteers.

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.

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 Tina Hall (thall@tucsonaudubon.org) and/or Luke Safford (lsafford@tucsonaudubon.org).

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, August 7-11
In 2018 over 75 volunteers gave over 800 hours to help with planning, registration, packing food, greeting, driving vans, playing with kids, setting up A/V, and so much more. If you are interested in helping with the 2019 Southeast Arizona Birding Festival please check out all the positions and shifts here and contact Luke Safford at lsafford@tucsonaudubon.org and he will get you scheduled!

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

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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