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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.

Recurring Volunteer Positions as of 4/17/2019:

Other opportunties as of 4/17/2019:

Neighborhood Bird Project Overview and Training
Learn How to Count Birds for Science 

The Neighborhood Bird Project (NBP) is a long-running community science program conducted by volunteers in nine city parks around Seattle. We document the birds we see and hear around the parks each month throughout the year to learn about the diversity of urban bird populations.

In April, Conservation Science Coordinator Jennifer Lang will hold two introductory sessions for anyone who wants to learn about the project, followed by a training to prepare you to participate. While there is room for birders of all abilities, intermediate birders with birding-by-ear skills are especially encouraged to join.

Check out the list of parks and the survey schedule on the Neighborhood Bird Project website, and register for a training date and location that works for you. Current NBP volunteers are welcome to attend for a refresh on the survey protocol.


  • Saturday, April 20 at Greenwood Library from 11:30am–1pm
  • Saturday, April 27 at Columbia City Library from 4–5:30pm

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 Earth Day Work Party
Saturday, April 20
9 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

Celebrate Earth Day by helping care for the trees at Meadowbrook Pond! This area is a beautiful community asset and home to numerous birds and other wildlife. But it needs your help! Join us to remove aggressive weeds like ivy and blackberry that threaten the health of this urban gem that is important to humans, wildlife, and trees. Tools and gloves provided.

Bayview Triangle Pollinator Garden Earth Day Work Party
Saturday, April 20
9:30 am-12:30 pm
Meet at the intersection of 15th Ave S and Beacon Ave S 
RSVP here or email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov

We will be hosting a work party at the Bayview Triangle Pollinator Garden, at the intersection of 15th Ave S and Beacon Ave S (the triangular park by the Shell station).

Volunteers are needed to help clean up the landscape: weeding, mulching, and trash pickup.  We'll check and see if any mason bees have made a home in the garden. Tools will be provided, bring your gloves and dress for the weather. No gardening experience necessary. Hope to see you there!

E Prospect Street Shoreline Street End Work Party
Saturday, April 27
9:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Meet at the corner of E Prospect St & 41st Ave E, adjacent to the Seattle Tennis Club. [map]
RSVP here or email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov

Be part of a community effort (spearheaded by neighbors, the Madison park community and Friends of Street Ends) to restore a little-known neighborhood public shore! We will be removing blackberry and ivy and placing mulch to reclaim the space and free the trees from these aggressive weeds. This is a great opportunity to make your mark on your neighborhood landscape while connecting with friends and neighbors! 

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