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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 10/15/2018):

Other opportunties as of of 10/15/2018:

Finding Urban Nature (FUN) - lessons in October and November!
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. We still need volunteers who can join for some lessons at schools in Northeast Seattle (near Meadowbrook), Fremont, and West Seattle. 
In-school lessons will continue through October-November.

Contact FUNvolunteer@seattleaudubon.org to receive an application.

Neighborhood Bird Project at Discovery Park
The Neighborhood Bird Project at Discovery Park needs volunteers to help survey birds once a month along the Hidden Valley Trail. This loop features scenic views of Puget Sound and opportunities to observe our local and migrant birds year-round. Surveys are conducted the first Saturday morning of each month; start times vary. Training will be provided, and general knowledge of common Seattle birds is helpful. Contact Jennifer Lang, jenniferl@seattleaudubon.org, conservation science coordinator, for more information.    

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.  

Celebrate Arbor Day!
Saturday, October 20
9 am - 12 pm
Soundview Playfield, 1590 NW 90th St [map]
RSVP here or email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov

The crisp feel of fall is in the air, and it is time to celebrate Arbor Day! Volunteer with us to keep our urban forest thriving. Arbor Day activities include volunteer tree planting and care, Ask an Arborist booth, a neighborhood Tree Walk, apple cider press, and more! Join the City of Seattle, King County, WA Department of Natural Resources, Forterra, Microsoft, Geocaching, Seattle Audubon, City Fruit, and Plant for the Planet in celebrating the urban trees that make Seattle great. 

Green Seattle Day
Saturday, November 3
9 am (end times vary)
Multiple locations across Seattle 
RSVP here

The Green Seattle Partnership's biggest party of the year! Join the fun and be one of hundreds of volunteers planting thousands of plants in parks throughout the Emerald City. All community members are welcome, and no experience is necessary! The event is family friendly and open to all ages.

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