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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. 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 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 weeks. Please email volunteer@tucsonaudubon.org  for more info..

Habitat at Home
This program educates people about how to make safe, sustainable bird habitat in yards and neighborhoods. If you care about this initiative then we need your help to visit yards, engage new homeowners, prepare background work, and at tabling events. If you would like to be on the Habitat at Home volunteer team please contact Keith Ashley at habitat@tucsonaudubon.org to begin engaging our community with us.

Field Trip to Sweetwater Wetlands for First-graders, April 4, 9:30-11:30am
We have a unique opportunity to engage first graders from Tully Elementary at Sweetwater Wetlands. Our need is 10-12 volunteers to help at six “learning stations” set up around the pathway where students will be rotating through in small groups led by their teachers. You simply will share some simple nature moments with the kids, help them look through binoculars, and use some fun props. Each rotation will be 10 minutes and the event will be from 9:30-11:30am. Contact Luke at lsafford@tucsonaudubon.org if you are interested.

SAHBA Home Show, Tabling Event, April 7-9
This is a fun event that gives Tucson Audubon a chance to connect with folks that may have never heard of our organization. At this event we promote bird friendly yards and landscaping for the mutual benefit of native birds and Tucson residents by bringing birds closer to people. Please contact Luke Safford at lsafford@tucsonaudubon.org if you are interested.

Nature Shop Attendant (University Blvd. or Agua Caliente location)
Current Need: Saturdays at Agua Caliente. Contact volunteer coordinator if interested.
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.

Important Bird Area: Surveyors and More
This is fun, and really is all about using your birding skills and passion for special site conservation for birds and assisting good wildlife habitat management. We share our data with our partners to contribute to habitat and site conservation, and thus promoting the conservation of essential habitat for our Arizona “species of conservation concern”. For current surveys and other opportunities, visit www.aziba.org or contact the IBA Coordinating Biologist, Jennie MacFarland at jmacfarland@tucsonaudubon.org

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.

Monthly Volunteer Highlight

March:  Field Trip Leaders
We have had a fabulous beginning to our field trip program this year with 52 field trips, 30 field trip leaders, 957 total participants, and 164 bird species recorded on eBird. We’ve added five brand new field trip leaders as well!

 

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