Tucson Audubon Society

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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 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 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.

Kids Birding in the Parks
Tucson Audubon wants to engage families and children at a deeper level this year and one way we are doing this is through monthly outings at our local parks. We are seeking out volunteers to help with various activities for children ages 4-17 including crafts, leading short walks, and being friendly with new families and students. Our first outing is to Reid Park on January 28th from 9-11:30am. If you are interested in helping on this date and/or joining this new volunteer team, please email Deb Vath at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Engaging Schools with the Year of the Hummingbird--Time Sensitive!
Tucson Audubon is kicking off its Year of the Hummingbird and we need your help to get the word out to area schools! The task at hand involves phoning and emailing area schools to identify appropriate teachers and departments interested in hosting interactive Tucson Audubon Hummingbird lessons. These lessons seek to create an awareness and appreciation of hummingbirds and other species. Through the lessons we will be helping schools become part of an urban hummingbird feeder-watch network. This is work that you can do from the comfort of your home, if desired, or down at Tucson Audubon headquarters at 5th and University. If you are interested please contact Andy Bennett, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , thank you!

Paton Center "Birding Ambassadors"
The Paton Center for Hummingbirds is looking for volunteers who will be willing to engage and greet visitors at this unique and special birding location. Knowing the bird and wildlife around the center is a definite plus, but not a necessity, as we can train you. What you do need is an outgoing, positive personality and a desire to help people connect with birds and Tucson Audubon. We would like volunteers who can serve for at least a 3 hour shift. Contact Luke Safford and Jonathan Lutz for more information.

Nature Shop Attendant (University Blvd. or Agua Caliente location)
Current Need: Saturdays at Agua Caliente. 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

4,952.28 Recorded Hours for 2016!

We have so many wonderful volunteers, and you all work so very hard, it would be a shame not to continue helping Tucson Audubon by recording your volunteer hours! Your recorded hours help Tucson Audubon receive various grants and keep us moving forward as an organization. This year we have had 102 volunteers record their time for a total of 4,952.28 hours. 18 of you have recorded more than 100 hours! Let's agree to double these figures for 2017. Join us on January 26th at 1pm in the Conference Room at the Historic Y for a volunteer orientation to be trained on entering your volunteer hours. I want to recognize Tim Helentjaris and Jill Kelleman for both recording over 200 hours in 2017--if you see them around be sure to give them a hearty "Thank You"!



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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?