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If you'd like to add some volunteer dates to your calendar, check out our one-day events here. These include Saturday morning restoration workdays 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.
Nature Shop Captain (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 Shop Captain takes on extra responsibility to open and close the shop in addition to processing in-person and online purchases, restocking materials in shop, answering questions from visitors, and managing the main phone line for Tucson Audubon. A Shop Captain is responsible, dependable, has some knowledge of birds in Southeastern Arizona, enjoys working in a shop environment, and is interested in increasing their knowledge about binoculars and birding. Although you sign up for a regular shift, the schedule is flexible to accomodate your travels! Every other Saturday (10am-4pm).
Important Bird Area: Surveyors and More
Tucson BIrd & Wildlife Festival
More than 60 volunteers will help make the third annual Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival a spectacular celebration of the birds and wildlife of southeast Arizona. Will you be one of them? A huge variety of really fun roles are available for this festival, and range from working behind the scenes to being in the middle of the action at our Nature Expo, free talks, workshops, field trips, and more. August 14-18, 2013. Birders from over 15 states have already signed up for the festival and with your help, they'll see that southeast Arizona is the place for monsoon birding! For festival details, visit www.tucsonaudubon.org/festival.
Bring a Tucson Audubon Flyer With You To That Store!
Do you visit local businesses and nature and conservation-related organizations? If you were to bring a flyer with you on your visits, it would help to introduce new people to Tucson Audubon's programs and services. Flyers promote beginner bird walks, education classes, and special events. Posting locations include the UofA, Pima College, 4th Ave merchants, the Wild Bird Store and Wild Birds Unlimited, REI, Summit Hut, and where else? Check out the Google map of possible locations here: http://goo.gl/maps/BNm5J Getting flyers out around town significantly impacts the attendance at our events, and in turn benefits new people who learn about Tucson Audubon! All you need is your own transportation, and a couple of hours a month.
Wake Up with the Birds Bird Walk Leader
Tucson Audubon Society and Pima County Parks and Rec cosponsor the weekly Thursday morning Wake up with the Birds walks at the gorgeous Agua Caliente Park. During these beginner walks, one can spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors nestled among the mesquites and palms. Volunteer one Thursday a month to lead these walks, which always draw eager new faces. Volunteer sought for one walk a month in December, January, February, and March, from 8:30am-10am (March time 8-9:30am).
Gardening for Wildlife & Sustainability
Work and learn alongside birding instructor and plant expert Lynn Hassler. One Wednesday a week, work with a few volunteers to maintain and enhance the wildlife garden in front of our Nature Shop. No experience necessary, just a desire to learn about native plants and the inhabitants that visit them. In the cooler weather, workdays start at around 8-9am, but in the heat of the summer they will start at around 6am. Two or three hours a week, on Wednesdays.
Field Trip Coordinator
The Field Trip Coordinator is a vital part of Tucson Audubon’s famous free field trips. The coordinator works with all field trip leaders and Tucson Audubon employees to plan each season of recurring and new destination field trips. Someone who is part of the birding community, had a personal touch, and is interested in expanding the field trip program with new destinations, new partnerships, and new trips for targeted demographics is perfect for the role. They liaison between the field trip leaders and Field Trip Coordinator to plan each season of field trips and to report on success and feedback from trips. Requires strong attention to detail and email correspondence skills. Flexible schedule to work from home, approximately 30 hours per month.
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Check out Tucson Audubon's annual activities 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
Educationactivities – Field naturalists, program organization, office support
- Habitat restoration – on-site field work, research planning
- Arizona Important Bird Areas conservation – Bird surveys, site stewardship, data entry
- Membership and development – Fund raising, grant writing, mail and office support, events planning