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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com for more info..
Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, August 10-13
One of our biggest events of the year is coming up in a short few months. Check out all of the open positions here and let Luke know what you’d like to sign up to do. Thanks!
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Surveys
Tucson Audubon has been given an excellent opportunity to monitor Western Yellow-billed Cuckoos in the Sky Islands of the Coronado National Forest for a second year. This project is directly related to the recent listing of this sub-species under the Endangered Species Act. It could have real conservation outcomes, including increased Critical Habitat designated for this species! We have many areas to survey and could really use some help! Go to aziba.org/?page_id=1620 to see how surveys are conducted and to sign-up.
Restoration Projects: We need your help to improve bird and wildlife habitat along Sonoita Creek and one of its tributaries throughout July. We’ll be planting hundreds of native plants, installing stream restoration structures, and setting up drip irrigation with a side of occasional weed control. Beautiful, shady, and cool, locations, great people, and a good cause, as well as an interactive way to learn about local native plants and restoration techniques. Contact Andy Bennett 520-262-1314 for more info or sign up for specific dates here:
- July 27: 9am-3pm (Priority! More Info: This day will involve restoring natural channel processes to a stretch of tributary creek to Harshaw Creek up in the Patagoina Mountains. We’ll build stream restoration structures and plant natives. A beautiful location that is also shady and much cooler than Tucson, but the day will still involved hard work and sun exposure.)
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, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
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