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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.

AREN'T OUR VOLUNTEERS GREAT!? Click here to share a memorable experience you had with a Tucson Audubon volunteer.

Volunteer Calendar Longer-Term Roles 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.


Help Needed September 12, 2016                                                                                                    
Living With Nature 2016/2017 launch event   - Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to help
Words on Water: a Literary Celebration of the San Pedro    (click here for event flyer)
Volunteer positions needed for:                                                                                                               
Food & drinks set up and management - need 2 volunteers                                                                        
- Book sales - need 2 volunteers                                                                                                                
- Greeters/raffle organizers - 2 volunteers                                                                                                    
- Membership table - 1 - 2 volunteers    

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 Simpson Farm, the site north of Marana that we've been restoring for over 10 years, help to plant native grasses.  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.

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
Join the team  in Patagonia every Tuesday for weeding and general upkeep!  We are also looking for Visitor and Feeder Ambassadors at this property.  If you are interested please contact Jonathan Horst. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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. 

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

August:  2016 Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

Hello Festival Volunteers,

We wanted to send a special thank you for dedicating your time and effort to making this year's Southeast Arizona Birding Festival such a success.

Together we:

  • prepped and planned field trips, hotel and event accommodations, name tags, welcome packets, food for field trip attendees and volunteers, outreach tables, vendor area setup, registration area, bird species list, and more!  (So much prep work takes place for this event, it's impossible to list it all in detail, but every step of the way we had volunteer support.)
  • welcomed over 265 registered attendees (along with more who showed up during Festival time) to the workshops, social hours, evening dinners, vendor area and of course the sold out field trips!
  • led 36 field trips showcasing our beautiful region and beautiful wildlife!
  • helped field trip attendees see 201 species of birds! (plus 7 herp species and 12 mammal species!)
  • conducted over $17,000 in sales at the on-site shop!
  • introduced attendees to our local and regional conservation efforts and to our membership program!

We worked hard and we absolutely could not have done it without you.

THANK YOU so much!



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!


Instructions to record your volunteer hours

Volunteer Points Expained

Volunteer Handbook

Why should I track my hours?