Tucson Audubon Society

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Become a Volunteer!

We are 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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One-Day Events Longer-Term Roles Program Volunteers
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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.

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.

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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.

Volunteer for Tucson Audubon's Gala
As a part of the 2016 Gala on February 9 we are doing a small silent auction with a Getaway Theme. We need help in the following areas:

  • Silent auction procurement; items to combine with overnight packages (needed immediately)
  • Silent auction description author
  • Silent auction stager
  • Assembling invitation for mailing

If you are interested in helping with this program contact bjones@tucsonaudubon.

Membership and Development Volunteer
This position is responsible for supporting the Membership & Development department with membership data entry and generating the subsequent acknowledgement materials. Training will be provided to learn our membership database and other tools used for this work. See the full position description.

Help needed at the Mason Center - Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Outdoors: Outdoor tasks include sweeping porches and ramps, trapping and removing packrats, taking trash and recycling to the curb, watering plants and checking irrigation systems, and inspecting the trail system for cholla or other spiny debris that can be raked off the trail.
  • Someone experienced with nature photography and slide scanning is needed to sort through a large collection of slides and digitize ones that would be most useful to us.

Restoration Team Member (General)
Support Tucson Audubon's efforts to restore degraded habitats in central and north Tucson. At Atturbury Wash, the urban riparian habitat that volunteers have been helping to restore over the last year, you can help with plant surveys, watering, mulching, and other tasks that you're interested in. At Simpson Farm, the site north of Marana that we've been restoring for over 10 years, help to plant native grasses. Either opportunity is flexible on weekdays, we're looking for some help on one or more days. This is a great opportunity to learn about science-based restoration techniques and to see the real impact that these efforts can have, immediate and long term, for biodiversity.

Nature Shop Attendant (University Blvd. or Agua Caliente 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. A number of open shifts of three hours on one day a week are available for you to pick one that fits your schedule!

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

Tucson Meet Your Birds at Sweetwater Wetlands
Volunteer for a significant new Tucson Audubon outreach effort that will increase membership in Tucson Audubon and awareness in our community of birds, wetlands and conservation. “Tucson Meet Your Birds” is an event at Sweetwater Wetlands on February 13, 2016. We are publicizing this broadly across the community to get as many people as possible to the wetlands on that day. Sign up to help at tables or to circulate through the wetlands helping people see birds through scopes or binoculars.Contact Sharon  at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information about volunteering for this fun event!


One-Day 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)
  • Schedule an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Pick an area of interest
  • Attend an orientation meeting. Check above calendar for next meeting.
     For details or RSVP, contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 520-209-1811
  • Meet with department head for further training and discussion of your role 


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Instructions to record your volunteer hours

Volunteer Points Expained

Volunteer Handbook

Why should I track my hours?