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Volunteer With Us!

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

The links below lead to detailed information about ongoing volunteer positions. Get involved with an existing opportunity, or tell us about your skills and interests. Start today by completing our online volunteer application. Once your application is received, you will be contacted by our Community Engagement Manager to schedule a brief phone interview.  

Email our Community Engagement Manager or call (206) 523-8243 x110 to express interest in any ongoing volunteer position.

Ongoing Volunteer Positions (as of 3/12/2018):

Current roles as of of 3/12/2018:

Finding Urban Nature (FUN) environmental educators
Main Training Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 (contact us for alternate training dates)
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  In-school lesson dates will vary by school in April and May
Location: Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Finding Urban Nature (FUN) is Seattle Audubon’s free environmental education program in Seattle Public Elementary Schools. FUN introduces 3rd and 4th grade students to the nature in their own schoolyard habitat, and examines how each organism depends on others to survive.

Volunteers devote about two hours a week for four weeks to lead 4-6 students through each experiential lesson, with the support of the school's FUN Team Leader and classroom teachers. No previous teaching or science background is necessary; volunteers must attend a training session before going into a school, pass a Washington State background check, and be available during school hours.  

The program needs volunteers for schools throughout Seattle.

Contact: FUNvolunteer@seattleaudubon.org to express interest and receive an application, or download the application here.  

Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest submissions coordinator
The Junior Duck Stamp art contest entries will begin arriving at Seattle Audubon Nature Shop in late February or early March, and conclude March 15. The submissions coordinator will work at the Seattle Audubon office and be responsible for:

  • Checking each art entry for complete submissions materials
  • Contacting parents/teachers for missing or incomplete information
  • Logging in the art work to a tracking document
  • Scanning the art work and saving the files in a designated location

All training for use of Seattle Audubon computers and scanner will be provided in advance. The time commitment will be dependent on the number of entries received. In 2017, there were just over fifty art works entered.

Contact: Wendy Walker, wendyw@seattleaudubon.org

Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest judging facilitators

Up to four volunteers are needed to observe the Junior Duck Stamp judging process in March 2018, to train for Seattle Audubon assuming judging responsibilities in 2019.

Facilitators from previous judging years will manage this year's contest; SAS volunteers will observe set-up and the judging process, which is standardized in the art contests in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 8:30 am–12:30 p.m. (bonus: you will be free to birdwatch for the afternoon! Carpools may be arranged.)
Location: Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR
Contact: Wendy Walker, wendyw@seattleaudubon.org

Restoration Work Parties with Trees for Seattle
Seattle Audubon is partnering with Trees for Seattle to help keep Seattle's urban forests healthy. Trees for Seattle manages the work parties, but you can get credit for volunteering for Seattle Audubon by reporting your work hours to Seattle Audubon. Tools and gloves are provided. Come prepared with weather-appropriate clothes, closed-toe shoes, and a persoanl water bottle. 

Interbay Work Party
Saturday, March 31
9 a.m.–12 p.m. 
Meet at traffic triangle at W Emerson Pl and 21st ave W outside Caffe Appassionato [map]
RSVP  with Trees for Seattle, and email wendyw@seattleaudubon.org to confirm. 

Georgetown Work Party 
Sunday, April 15 
10 a.m.–2 p.m. 
Airport Way S and Corson Ave S 
Meet at All City Coffee: 1205 S Vale St [map
RSVP here

Luna Park Earth Day Work Party
Earth Day: Sunday, April 22
9–11:30 am
Meet across the street from the Luna Park Café (2918 SW Avalon Way) [map]
RSVP here 

Meadowbrook Pond Work Party
Saturday, April 28
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Meet at the entrance to Meadowbrook Pond off the dead end of 36th Ave NE, south of NE 110th St  [map]
RSVP here

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