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.
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..
2017 Gala, “Fly” at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Friday October 20, 5:30-9pm
Before the Gala: Event Coordinator, Katie Brown, is looking for outgoing people who could join her in talking to local artists and businesses about silent auction donations. This can be as easy as sending donation letters or procuring pictures of artwork, or can be more involved, including talking to local businesses. This is a key volunteer role that would help immensely. Email Katie Brown if you are interested.
During the Gala: We need people to help transport decorations, signs, and silent auction items from the Mason Center to the resort, set-up and take-down, and with opportunities during the event like greeting and check-in. If you are interested to take part in this festive event please contact Luke Safford.
SAHBA Home & Garden Show, Friday October 6 – Sunday October 8
We are still in need of 10 more volunteers to help with our booth at the SAHBA Home & Garden Show this weekend. Our needs are as follows:
- 1 volunteer on Thursday, October 5 to help with set-up (early afternoon, flexible)
- 1 volunteer on Friday, October 6 from 3-6pm
- 3 volunteers on Saturday, October 7; 1 from 12:30-3pm and 2 from 3-6pm
- 3 volunteers on Sunday, October 8; 1 from 9:30-12:30pm, 1 from 12:30-3pm, 1 from 3-6pm.
The booth is located at the Tucson Convention Center and will feature bird friendly landscaping and ideas on how to make Tucson a better place for birds. This event gives us a great opportunity to connect with non-birders and share the love of birds with them. Volunteers that help will be admitted to the show for free and parking with shuttle service is safe and very easy to use. All you need to help is a good attitude!If you are available for a shift of just a few hours on October 6, 7, or 8 please contact Luke Safford, email@example.com.
Climate Change Surveys
What do Southern Arizona Audubon members believe and think about climate change and its effect on their everyday lives? We want to find out, and we need you to help us! These volunteers will need to be comfortable speaking on the phone and have good, active listening skills. If you are interested contact Maddox Wolfe at 207-229-5114 or 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