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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

Construction Design & WorkNEW!

Objective: To create better usable space for staff and volunteers at the Mason Center.
Position description: Calling all volunteers with construction expertise! We are looking for help closing in existing doorways, taking out closets, and building a wheelchair ramp at our Mason Center location. If you can help in the design and/or implementation of this project, we want to hear from you!
Requirements: Volunteers must have construction experience. General contractors are a big plus!
Location: Tucson Audubon Society Mason Center, 3835 W Hardy Rd, Tucson, AZ 85742
Time commitment: Flexible
Openings available? We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to start in the fall. If you are a current Tucson Audubon Society volunteer and would like to apply, please email Interim Executive Director, Patti Caldwell (pcaldwell@tucsonaudubon.org). If you are a new volunteer, please first fill out the volunteer application and indicate your interest in this program. 

Tucson Audubon Nature Shop VolunteerNEW!

Objective: The Tucson Audubon Nature Shop offers clothing, books, optics, and other natural history items. The Nature Shop is the face and main point of outreach for Tucson Audubon.
Position description: Volunteers will be responsible for greeting and assisting guests that visit the Nature Shop with purchases or general inquiries about Tucson Audubon, answering phone calls, and supporting with inventory and shipping tasks.
Requirements: Volunteers must be comfortable with assisting customers in person and over the phone, handling cash, and performing basic functions on the computer. Prior knowledge of local bird populations, binoculars, and the birding community is a plus. Volunteers may have to occasionally lift upwards of 35lbs on occasion.
Location: 300 E University Blvd, #120, Tucson, AZ 85705
Time commitment & openings available: We have an opening for 1-2 regular volunteers working 10am-2pm every Tuesday (or every other Tuesday) for the months of November and December and potentially into 2022, TBD. We also have openings for 1-3 “as needed” volunteers who can volunteer in the Shop when openings occur as opposed to having a regular schedule.
Who to contact: If you are a current Tucson Audubon volunteer and would like to apply for any of these openings, please email Janel Miller and Taylor Rubin.

Tucson Audubon ONLINE Nature Shop VolunteerNEW!

Objective: The Tucson Audubon Online Nature Shop makes the products sold in the brick and mortar shop available for purchase online.
Position description: Volunteers will assist with packaging and shipping orders through the online Nature Shop.
Requirements: No direct customer service is required unless the volunteer is willing. Volunteers may have to occasionally lift upwards of 35lbs on occasion.
Location: 300 E University Blvd, #120, Tucson, AZ 85705
Time commitment & openings available: We have an opening for 1-2 regular volunteers working Saturdays for 2-3hrs, depending on business needs. Schedule is flexible between the hours of 10am-3pm.
Who to contact: If you are a current Tucson Audubon volunteer and would like to apply for any of these openings, please email Janel Miller and Taylor Rubin.

Nestbox Install AssistantNEW!

Objective: To install owl/kestrel boxes to create safe nesting habitat and chemical-free pest control in Community Gardens of Tucson.
Position description: Volunteers will assist in the installation of large owl/kestrel nestboxes. The opportunity involves carrying ladders, nestboxes, and tools. 
Requirements: Volunteers must be able to lift heavy objects such as ladders and nestboxes. They may need to climb a ladder.
Location: Community Gardens of Tucson, 5049 E Broadway Blvd Suite #300, Tucson, AZ 85711
Time commitment: An agreed-upon date during the week starting mid-September into mid-October. Mornings. Flexible.
Who to contact: We are currently looking for 1-5 volunteers. If you are a current Tucson Audubon volunteer and would like to apply, please email Olya Phillips.

Bird-safe Buildings Bird Collision Monitor

Objective: Bird-safe Buildings Program aims to document bird window strikes in SE Arizona.
Position description: We are looking to conduct monitoring surveys for bird window collisions of the Downtown and University of Arizona routes once per week during peak fall migration period of mid August-October. The monitoring would consist of walking a pre-assigned route in the morning along problematic buildings, documenting strikes and reporting back.
Requirements: Must be able to walk 2-3 miles on paved terrain. Bird ID optional. 
Location: Downtown Tucson or University of Arizona Campus
Time commitment: One a week beginning August 16 through October. Survey takes about 1-1.5 hours not including driving time.
Openings available: We are currently looking for up to 9 volunteers. If you are a current Tucson Audubon volunteer and would like to apply, please email Olya Phillips.

Green Gardener at the Historic Y: Seasonal Weekend Watering Warrior

Objective: To keep the Nature Shop garden thriving during the heat of summer! 
Position description: Becoming a green gardener at the Historic Y is a wonderful way to spend some time outside learning about native plants and their roles in the desert ecosystem. 
Requirements: Volunteers must be able to work outside in all weather conditions and apply supplemental water to the entire garden.
Location: Tucson Audubon Society, 300 E University Blvd. #120, Tucson, AZ 85705
Time commitment: Either Saturdays or Sundays (your choice), at a time of your choosing (for ~1 hour), from now through October.
Openings available: We are looking for one volunteer to start immediately! If you are a current Tucson Audubon Society volunteer and would like to apply, please email Taylor Rubin (trubin@tucsonaudubon.org). If you are a new volunteer, please first fill out the volunteer application and indicate your interest in this program. 

Community Volunteer Positions

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

There are no community volunteer positions open at this time. Please check back later!

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!

Habitat Restoration at Buenos Aires National Wildlife RefugeNEW!

Objective: The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge is looking for volunteer help with their Burned Area Rehabilitation project! This is a great opportunity to see a remote part of the refuge and to help restore an area affected by a human caused wildfire. The BAR team will be planting 6500 native plant species as a means of restoring the Masked Bobwhite quail habitat.
Position description: Volunteers will be planting 600 plants per day. This involves offloading plants to the predetermined site, planting the plants with added soil amendments, top mulching, encasing the seedlings in tree-tubes for protection, and installing drip irrigation. 
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 lift 20 lbs, walk over rugged terrain, squat/ bend over and stand for multiple hours, and be comfortable working in varying weather.
Location: Parking lot of the Fire Cache at Buenos Aires NWR. See map here!
Time commitment: Planting days are October 4th-7th, 12th-15th and November 1st-3rd. Volunteers do not need to come to all planting days. Meeting outside the cache at 7am. The daily planting schedule is 7am- (about) 330pm. Being that the project site is in a remote area of the refuge, they prefer to have everyone work the full day but can be flexible if necessary.
Openings available: They are currently looking for as many volunteers as possible! If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Morgan Walter (morgan_walter@fws.gov) and Geoffrey Bland (geoffrey_bland@fws.gov).

 

Tucson Audubon Programs

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

 

 

 

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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