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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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call at 520-209-1811. Click here to apply.

Current volunteers, click here for quick links.

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Volunteer Calendar Current Positions Program Volunteers
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To see upcoming volunteer opportunities check out our calendar here. 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 here.

If you simply love Tucson Audubon Society, or one of our programs specifically, consider being a program support volunteer. Learn all about a program and its activities, and support its inner-workings! See our programs here.

Ask us about volunteer opportunities for your workplace too!

Check out the new video of our wonderful, devoted Tucson Audubon volunteers doing fun, important work. Join us! Created by Sandy Marin.


Current Positions and Projects Available back to top

We have some exciting volunteer opportunities happening over the next few weeks. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or see tucsonaudubon.org/volunteer.


Sept. 29 - SAHBA Home & Garden Show-- Set-Up
We need one person to help us set up on Thursday, September 29 for the Home and Garden Show at the Convention Center. If you can help please email Luke Safford at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and meet at the Nature Shop on University Blvd at 2pm.

Oct. 7-9 - Tucson Meet Yourself
This unique folk-life festival includes great food, music, and exhibits and is a lot of fun! Please help us communicate the mission of Tucson Audubon to our community by taking a 12-2:30 p.m. or 2:30-5 p.m. shift at our table. Go to this site to learn more about the festival: http://www.tucsonmeetyourself.org/ and contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you can help.
 
Oct. 18 - OktoBIRDfest
We need 2 greeters, 2 membership volunteers, and 1 photographer at this German and Autumn themed celebration of birds and birding. The gathering will be at La Cocina from 5:30-7:30pm; volunteers will also receive a free drink ticket! Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

October 22 - Tucson Meet Your Birds at Sweetwater Wetlands
Currrently we have 26 of 50 volunteer positions filled--just over halfway! See the list of volunteer opportunities. Learn more about this event.

Weekly on Wednesdays - Green Gardeners @ Mason Center
The Mason Center has multiple gardens that need your helping hand in order to grow and thrive as focus points for pollinators, birds, and other desert critters.   Activities will include watering, planting, mulching, trimming, weeding and learning about plants and their role in the desert.  The team will meet one day a week for 2 hours to get things started.   You need no particular skills, just a desire to help and see the fruits of your labor take form.   Add a bit of camaraderie to the mix, too.  Cynthia Pruett, our past board president, will be your coordinator. The gardens await your help, sign up now.

Nature Shop Attendant (University Blvd. or Agua Caliente location)
Current Need: Thursdays at University Blvd. location. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if interested.
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. 

Important Bird Area: Surveyors and More
This is fun, and really is all about using your birding skills and passion for special site conservation for birds and assisting good wildlife habitat management. We share our data with our partners to contribute to habitat and site conservation, and thus promoting the conservation of essential habitat for our Arizona “species of conservation concern”. For current surveys and other opportunities, visit www.aziba.org or contact the IBA Coordinating Biologist, Jennie MacFarland at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Monthly Volunteer Highlight

September:  Living with Nature Series Kickoff in Tucson

We had a great start to our Living with Nature series on September 12th because of a great volunteer crew! Eight volunteers showed up early, set up the drink station and tables, greeted people warmly as they came in, and created an overall friendly atmosphere. We want to especially thank Tom Richardson and Pauline Loftus as this was their first volunteer experience with Tucson Audubon! Joanna Strohn took some beautiful pictures for us and Deb, Susan, Jean, Catie, and Lynda rounded out our exceptional team. Thank you volunteers for sharing your love of birds and people.

Calendar of Events back to top

Peruse 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to get more details or sign up for any of these roles.


Tucson Audubon Programs  back to top
Check out Tucson Audubon's annual activities to see if you are interested in contributing as a program volunteer.


What's Next? The Application Process 

  • Complete the volunteer application:
    Online 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 

 

Current Volunteer Quick Links:

Join the monthly volunteer news email list!

RECORD HOURS

Instructions to record your volunteer hours

Volunteer Points Expained

Volunteer Handbook

Why should I track my hours?