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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 6/19/2018):

Other opportunties as of of 6/19/2018:

NEW! Seattle Audubon Art Fair Volunteers
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Times: Two shifts available: 8–10 a.m. or 5–7 p.m. Three or four volunteers per shift. 
Location: Seattle Audubon Nature Shop parking lot (8050 35th Ave NE)
What: Set-up and tear-down tables, chairs, canopies, and other elements for the Seattle Audubon Art Fair. The art fair will feature eleven local bird and wildlife artists, and occurs on the same day as the Wedgwood Art Festival at Our Lady of the Lake School. 
Contact: Melissa Melloy, Nature Shop Assistant Manager, melissam@seattleaudubon.org

Seattle Catio Tour Volunteers
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Times: Two shifts available: 10:30–1:30 p.m. or 1:30–4:30 p.m. 
Training Dates (only 1 required):

  • Wednesday, July 18 from 6–7:30 at PAWS Cat City in the U District
  • Thursday, July 19 from 6–7:30pm at the Lynnwood Library

Location: Various locations around Seattle

Seattle Audubon is teaming up with PAWS, Seattle Humane Society, and Catio Spaces to host the 2018 Seattle Catio Tour. The Catio tour introduces visitors to the world of cat patios, or “Catios”.  Volunteers at the selected catios around the city will help guide visitors through the catio while inspiring a cats safe indoors message. Catios are created by cat-lovers to keep their pets safe from dangers of being an outdoor cat while offering the stimulation, fresh-air, and exercise offered in the natural world. Seattle Audubon is an advocate for keeping cats safe indoors and birds safe in an urban landscape. The Catio Tour is a fun way to celebrate and learn about ways to keep your pet cats entertained and birds safe as well.
Contact: To express volunteer interest please 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 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.  

Licton Springs / Green Lake Work Party
Saturday, June 23
9 am - 12 pm
Meet at the intersection of N 85th St and Meridian Ave N [map]
RSVP here or email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov

Kick off restoration efforts at one of our biggest and newest sites! Volunteers will be removing the invasive weeds that threaten the area’s beautiful trees. This is a great opportunity to make your mark on a landscape that needs some love while connecting with friends and neighbors.

Meadowbrook Pond Work Party
Saturday, July 7
9 am - 12 pm
*Note new meeting location* Meet at the entrance to Meadowbrook Pond near the intersection of 39th Ave NE and NE 105th St
RSVP here or email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov

Trees make Meadowbrook Pond a sanctuary for people and wildlife--and they need our help! Join Tree Ambassador Adam and other volunteers in removing the aggressive weeds that threaten the trees and other healthy vegetation around the pond. Feelings of pride and accomplishment guaranteed! Tools, gloves, instruction and snacks provided. Dredging work will be going in most of the Meadowbrook Pond area; this work party will be in the area outside of the dredging zone.

Interbay Work Party
Saturday, July 7
9 am - 12 pm
Meet at the intersection of 21st Ave W and W Emerson Pl [map]
RSVP here or email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov

Join Forterra and Seattle’s Tree Ambassadors to continue efforts to revitalize this space adjacent to a bus stop and neighborhood cafe. Volunteers will be removing the aggressive ivy and bindweed that threaten the area’s beautiful trees. Join friends and neighbors to spend the morning outside while working to restore this natural area!

Columbia-Seward Work Party
Saturday, July 21
9 am – 12 pm
Meet at the intersection of 48th Ave S & S Ferdinand St [map]
RSVP here or email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov

Join us for our inaugural volunteering event at this lovely landscaped parkway on the border of Columbia City and Seward Park. Towering Douglas-firs, majestic madronas, and flowering apple trees beautify the neighborhood, but these trees are at risk of weeds like ivy and blackberry that threaten the trees' health and longevity. Join us as we work to begin removing weeds and protecting our woody neighbors!

FauntNeau Work Party
Saturday, August 4
9 am – 12 pm 
Meet near the bus stop off of Fauntleroy Way SW and 39th Ave SW [map].
RSVP here or email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov

Help spruce up the landscape near Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Juneau St.  Volunteers will be continuing to care for this lovely treed landscape by weeding and spreading mulch. No experience necessary! Make a big difference in just a few hours.

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