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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 contain a link to schedule a phone call with Community Engagement Manager Wendy Walker.

Current Priorities:

Neighborhood Bird Project

The Neighborhood Bird Project (NBP) monitors species diversity in urban wildlife habitats of King County through the work of community scientists, and empowers the community to become advocates for wildlife habitat.

Field Day, to be held on Saturday, October 23 at Discovery Park, is an opportunity for prospective NBP volunteers to go out in the field for a practice survey. Meet park leaders and current volunteers, as well as program staff who can help you decide the right park for you for monthly surveys. There will be time for optional, social birding after the practice surveys, too. 

How to Get Involved

  1. Visit the Neighborhood Bird Project page to learn more about the project
  2. Sign up for the October 23 Field Day (registration closes on October 20 or when all spots are filled.)
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 governance@seattleaudubon.org 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.

 

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. Schedule an initial phone call with Wendy Walker, Community Engagement Manager, using this link.
  2. Interview with the Operations and Finance Director, Russ Steele (scheduled after initial call).
  3. Commit to a training schedule in coordination with shop staff.
Classes Committee

The classes committee creates a comprehensive offering of classes and lectures that support the SAS mission while bringing revenue to the organization. Seattle Audubon is currently seeking individuals with an interest in planning classes, managing class logistics, and supporting Seattle Audubon instructors 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 Chrisitne Scheele (christines@seattleaudubon.org) to discuss the role and next steps.

 

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 Walk 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 (christines@seattleaudubon.org) to discuss the role and next steps.