|One-Day Events||Longer-Term Roles||Program Volunteers|
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.
Gala Committee Member
Help to create an unforgettable sixth annual Tucson Audubon gala. It's party planning with an entertaining group of people! This formal event features a silent auction, a three course dinner, live music and live birds, and a keynote presentation, and volunteers help to make it all happen. From helping to solicit silent auction items to working on the theme and decorations to helping to set up the gala, volunteers help make this fundraising—and awareness raising—event a shining success. Flexible schedule includes requirement to volunteer on date of the gala.
Restoration Team Member
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.
Lawyer: Service Contracts and Liability Waivers
An Arizona-certified lawyer is sought for an 8-10 hour project. This skilled volunteer will work with Tucson Audubon Operations Manager and Executive Director to review standard service contracts and liability waivers. Help Tucson Audubon ensure we are well-covered for any event by helping us to revise the materials that will safeguard our liability. Documents are already created, volunteer needed to review and provide feedback.
Education Class Proctor
The Education Class Proctor is the liaison between our education class instructors and Tucson Audubon, helping to set up and take down the classroom sessions for our workshops and classes held at the Historic Y (738 N. 5th Ave). Arrive ½ hour before the lecture starts to help the instructor set up the PowerPoint projector and the tables/chairs. Stay 15 minutes to ½ hour after the lecture is over to put tables and chairs back in place and return all equipment used to the TAS library. Pass out the attendance list and any class materials. Schedule follows education program schedule for season, with approximately four hours per month on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Do you have a vehicle and some free time? An errand runner provides a valuable service to Tucson Audubon, available to pick up item donations from local businesses, on call for offsite events, or to transport items from a Tucson Audubon location to an offsite event. This is a very flexible position, we would let you know what is coming up and you can see if you might be able to fit it into your schedule.
Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival Committee Member
It's time to dive into planning for the 2014 festival. Committee members are organized self-starters with a passion for the festival, and are specifically interested in helping to coordinate free talks, field trips, permits, and/or publicity for this event. Committee meets approximately every two months, with an individual's committee tasks taken on during their own schedule.
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. Flexible schedule to fill in on occasional Saturdays or weekdays as needed.
Important Bird Area: Surveyors and More
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.
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