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Become a Tucson Audubon Volunteer!

Many volunteer activities are on hold, or include added precautions. New trainings are on hold.

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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.

OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE GREAT! Share a memorable experience you had with a Tucson Audubon volunteer.

    Current Positions and Projects Available

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

    Green Gardeners at the Mason Center, Sunday mornings
    Join our gardening crew at the beautiful Mason Center in NW Tucson (3835 W. Hardy Rd.) on Sunday mornings to plant, weed, maintain, and beautify the habitat for our feathered and human visitors. Check with team leader, Cynthia Pruett for start times: rcynthpruett@aol.com.

    Nestbox Monitoring, Data Input, and more…
    If you are interested in citizen science research, whether out in the field or in the office, we could use you on our team! Please contact Olya Phillips at ophillips@tucsonaudubon.org for more information.

    Important Bird Area Surveys
    Throughout the year we are conducting surveys in Important Bird Areas around SE Arizona. If you are interested in surveying canyons for Yellow-billed Cuckoos, grasslands for Chestnut-collared Longspurs, the Sonoran Desert for Elf Owls, and more, please email Jennie MacFarland at jmacfarland@tucsonaudubon.org.

    Nature Shop Attendant at the University Blvd. 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.
    Questions? Please contact Luke Safford, lsafford@tucsonaudubon.org if interested.

    Paton Center for Hummingbirds, Feeder Fillers and Birding Ambassadors
    This is a fun volunteer assignment in a beautiful environment! We need volunteers who are willing to spend 4-6 hours at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds filling feeders and greeting visitors. Interested in getting trained? Contact Luke Safford (lsafford@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.

    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

    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

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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