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Become a Tucson Audubon 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 520-209-1810.

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Current Positions and Projects Available

Please email volunteer@tucsonaudubon.org if you have any general questions.

Tucson Audubon Society Volunteer Positions

These positions require participants to be Tucson Audubon Society Volunteers. The first step in this process is filling out our volunteer application

Calling all bi-, tri-, and quadri-lingual Volunteers!—NEW!

I am looking for volunteers who are fluent in or native speakers of another language, especially Spanish. Please email Taylor Rubin (trubin@tucsonaudubon.org) if this describes you!

“Winter Roost” Membership Event Volunteers—NEW!

Objective: We will be holding a membership event in December called “Winter Roost.” Volunteer support will help this event run smoothly!
Position description: We are currently looking for help with the Clean Up Crew. Volunteers will help box up table centerpieces, collect table cloths, store tables and chairs, and gather/store signage.
Requirements: Clean Up Crew volunteers will need to be able to lift items up to 30 pounds and be on their feet for 1-2 hours. 
Location: 3835 W. Hardy Rd., Tucson, AZ 85742
Time commitment: The event will be held December 4; Clean Up Crew needed 1:15-2pm.
Openings available: We are looking for 2 volunteers.
Who to contact: If you are a current Tucson Audubon volunteer and would like to apply, please email Diana Rosenblum (drosenblum@tucsonaudubon.org). 

 Trekking Rattlers Volunteers

Objective: Lauffer Middle School is reviving a club called the Trekking Rattlers which encourages kids and their families to get out into the Sonoran desert and learn about the flora and fauna that inhabit it while also learning how and where to hike.
Position description: Tucson Audubon wants to help out the Trekking Rattlers by providing volunteers for some of their scheduled hikes. How you will be involved really depends on you! You can act as a chaperone, but also as a mentor and guide for whatever it is you feel passionate and knowledgeable about. For example, you could lead a bird hike, teach the how-to’s of hiking, teach students how to use binoculars, focus on the plants the kids will encounter when hiking in the desert…or a hundred other topics!
Requirements: The main activity of this club is hiking, so you will need to be comfortable hiking for up to 2 hours. The terrain will never be extremely difficult, as participants are middle schoolers and their families, but it may be hilly and/or involve some uneven ground. You will also need to be comfortable acting as a chaperone for students aged 11-15. Parents and a teacher will also be present, but you will also be involved with student management.
Location: Varies; the teacher leading the club at Lauffer Middle School will pick the locations, but she is open to suggestions for later in the year if you have them.
Time commitment: Hikes are scheduled for December 4 & 11. Time TBD, but likely in the morning. You do not need to be present for all of these dates!
Openings available: We are currently looking for 1-3 volunteers. If you are a current Tucson Audubon volunteer and would like to apply, please email Taylor Rubin (trubin@tucsonaudubon.org).

Community Volunteer Positions

These positions are open for anyone to apply, no volunteer application necessary!

Painting VolunteersNEW!

Objective: The objective of this project is to create better, usable space for staff and volunteers at the Mason Center.
Position description: Volunteers will complete all paint prep (including taping off built-in wooden trim and bookcases) and then paint all interior walls of the Mason Center house. Paint and materials will be supplied!
Requirements: Volunteers must have the ability to stand for several hours and complete some work on ladders. Previous painting experience preferred, but not required!
Location: 3835 W. Hardy Rd., Tucson, AZ 85742
Time commitment & openings available: We are looking for 4-6 volunteers to complete this project sometime before January, but preferably during the week in between Christmas and New Year’s.
Who to contact: If you would like to apply, please email Interim Executive Director, Patti Caldwell (pcaldwell@tucsonaudubon.org).

External Volunteer Opportunities

These opportunities are managed by some of our external partners, but we like to spread the word about other ways our volunteers can help in our community!

All the Way to the Border with Altar Valley Conservation AllianceNEW!

Objective: Roadside litter isn’t just unsightly; highway 286 passes through Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge and plastics and glass shards pose a real danger to deer, pronghorn and other wildlife. 2022 will be the 7th anniversary of ALL THE WAY TO THE BORDER, the annual celebration of sun, fun and litter when we clean the entire 45 miles of Arizona Highway 286 from Three Points to Sasabe.  
Position description: We will be picking up trash along one of the most beautiful roads in the Great Southwest and having fun while we do it. There’ll be hot beverages and snacks to keep you going. We’ll get our blue bags and don our safety vests and head out on the highway to spend a morning together beautifying the environment. And we’ll all be competing for the regionally-famous and much-coveted Trashiest Piece of Trash Contest. You can pack a lunch and plan to picnic on the refuge while watching for wintertime raptors and other grassland birds and mammals. Or drive a few miles east and dine in Arivaca where there’s always something going on. We’ll also have some special events at the Civic Center.
Requirements: If interested please bring lots of water, a large lunch with plenty of snacks, and full sun protection (long pants and long sleeves plus a hat and sunscreen is recommended). Must be able to squat/ bend over, stand for multiple hours, and be comfortable working in varying weather.
Location and Time: We’ll meet at the Robles Ranch Community Center in Three Points (16150 West Ajo Highway) at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
Openings available: They are currently looking for as many volunteers as possible. If you are interested in this opportunity, just show up on January 29! No need to register. If you have questions, please email Melissa Owen (bushmaster525@mac.com).

 

Tucson Audubon Programs

Check out our programs to see if you are interested in contributing as a program volunteer.

 

 

 

Thanks to Splendido for sponsoring Tucson Audubon’s Volunteer program. 

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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

color_square_face_right

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