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.
Recurring Volunteer Positions as of 3/5/2019:
Other opportunties as of 3/5/2019:
Spring FUN (Finding Urban Nature)
Do you know how spiders navigate their own webs without getting stuck, or why tree leaves are different shapes? Explore these and other fun science topics with Seattle Audubon's FUN program.
The FUN program introduces 3rd grade students to the nature in their schoolyard habitat and examines how each organism depends on others to survive. Volunteers lead small groups of four to seven students through a series of outdoor investigations, which teach kids to use their senses and scientific practices to discover the importance of urban biodiversity firsthand.
Four lessons in the fall and four more in the spring give students the opportunity to build knowledge and observe seasonal changes in their schoolyard habitats.
Volunteer trainings will be held in late March, and in-school lessons will be held in April-May; the exact schedule is determined by each school.
Contact Wendy at FUNvolunteer@seattleaudubon.org to receive an application and background check instructions.
Yard Sale Volunteers
When: Saturday, March 16
Where: Hunter Tree Farm lot, 7744 35th Ave NE, Wedgwood
A Seattle Audubon volunteer is organizing a multi-family yard sale with all proceeds to benefit Seattle Audubon! Additional volunteers are needed for:
- donations (any working-condition item accepted; please NO CLOTHING except children's items, outerwear/jacktes, and sportswear).
- sale preparation: donation management, advertising, etc.
- day-of sale logistics: cashiers, sign makers, set up, clean up, etc.
Please contact volunteer Kim Stark by February 28 to arrange for a donation drop-off or pick-up, or to volunteer to help with the sale.
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 and protective clothes, closed-toe shoes, and a personal water bottle. You can also learn more about the trees in your neighborhood by attending a walk led by a Tree Ambassador; check the Trees for Seattle website for the current walk schedule.
Meadowbrook Pond Work Party
Saturday, March 16 (RESCHEDULED from February 16)
9:30 am - 12 pm
Meet at the entrance to Meadowbrook Pond off the dead end of 36th Ave NE, south of NE 110th St
RSVP Here or email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov.
Join us to plant new evergreen conifers at Meadowbrook Pond! This area is a beautiful community asset and home to numerous birds and other wildlife. But it needs your help! This is the rescheduled date after the cancellation of the original February date due to snow. Please RSVP for the new date even if you had already signed up for the original February 16 date. Thank you! Tools and gloves provided.
Interbay Work Party- RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW
NEW DATE: Saturday, March 30
9 am - 12 pm
Meet at traffic triangle at W. Emerson Place and 21st Ave W. outside Caffe Appassionato [map]
RSVP here or email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov
Spend your Sunday morning caring for a piece of Seattle's landscape! We have almost finished removing aggressive ivy and bindweed from this delightful green space. Bring your friends and family and be a part of finally saving some gorgeous trees from the weeds that threaten them! PLEASE RSVP FOR THE NEW DATE EVEN IF YOU HAD ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR THE ORIGINAL FEB 10 DATE. Thank you!
Licton Springs Work Party
Saturday, March 23
9 am – 12pm
Meet at the northeast corner of N 85th St. and Meridian Ave. N.[map]
RSVP Here or email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov
Be part of a community effort to restore a forgotten neighborhood greenspace! We will mulch in areas that volunteers have already removed blackberry, and continue to reclaim the space and free trees from the aggressive weed. This is a great opportunity to make your mark on your neighborhood landscape while connecting with friends and neighbors!