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Join the Seattle Audubon volunteer community! We provide the power to Seattle Audubon’s programs, and have fun doing it.

Not all volunteer roles are listed here. For general volunteer interest, start today by completing our online volunteer application. Your email confirmation will direct you to the staff contact for each role. For general questions, email

Current Priorities:

Conservation Committee

We invite you to consider joining our Conservation Committee. You’ll serve alongside an inspiring crew of others supporting our mission to advocate and organize for cities where people and birds thrive.

Click here to start filling out your volunteer registration form. Be sure to select “Seattle Audubon’s Working Committees” under “Other Opportunities.”

Our Conservation Committee plays an important role in ensuring our organization has the resources and capacity necessary achieve our urban conservation goals, which include:

    • understanding and preventing bird-window collisions, including reducing artificial light at night;
    • reducing use of toxic rat poison; and
    • protecting and enhancing our urban forest.

This work requires multidisciplinary expertise. We encourage individuals from a variety of fields and perspectives to apply.

How to Apply

  1. Read the full position description. Click here to read.
  2. Contact Josh Morris, Urban Conservation Manager, at
The Nature Shop Volunteer

 A Nature Shop volunteer is often the first person a new Seattle Audubon customer or program participant meets or speaks with. Volunteers in this role are vital to Seattle Audubon’s ability to be an open and welcoming organization.

  • Time commitment: after training, most shop volunteers have a recurring shift of 3.5 hours each week. Other volunteers may serve on an as-needed basis. A minimum commitment of three months is requested.

  • Responsibilities and skills: customer service in the retail shop; phone inquiries and orders; registration assistance for classes and field trips; comfortable with and/or ready to learn computer and point of sale systems; assistance with bird-and nature-related issues, including familiarity with Seattle Audubon’s conservation work and positions.

How to Apply

  1. New volunteers: complete an online volunteer registration.
  2. Schedule an initial phone call with Michelle Flowers, Nature Shop Retail Coordinator & Optics Specialist,
  3. Interview with shop personnel (scheduled after initial call).
  4. Commit to a training schedule in coordination with shop staff.
Seattle Audubon Board of Directors

Seattle Audubon’s Board of Directors has opportunities for new members. Join us to support our mission to advocate and organize for cities where people and birds thrive.

Seattle Audubon is currently seeking individuals to serve on the volunteer board with a specific background in financial management, communications, IT infrastructure, human resources, and/or conservation.

How to Apply

Seattle Audubon’s Governance Committee, chaired by the Board Vice President, is charged with the recruitment and nomination of new members to the Board of Directors. To apply:

  1. Review the full position description.
  2. Please complete an online volunteer application (if you do not already have an application on file with Seattle Audubon) and endorse your interest in serving on the Board of Directors.
  3. Also send an email to including a brief statement of interest and attaching a resume or CV. Alternatively, these documents may be submitted via postal mail to Seattle Audubon, 8050 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.


Field Trips Committee

The field trips committee organizes field trips principally for adults and as possible for children, and contacts, recruits, and retains field trip and Neighborhood Bird Outing leaders. Seattle Audubon is currently seeking individuals with an interest in planning field trips and supporting Seattle Audubon field trip leaders to serve on this volunteer committee.

How to Apply

  1. Review the full position description
  2. Please complete an online volunteer application (if you do not already have an application on file with Seattle Audubon)
  3. Email Christine Scheele ( to discuss the role and next steps.