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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.  

Questions? Email our Community Engagement Manager or call (206) 523-8243 x110.

Ongoing Volunteer Positions (as of 12/14/2017):

Current as of of 12/14/2017:

Christmas Bird Count (CBC) and CBC Feeder Watch Participant
Saturday, December 30
Time: varies by count circle; most sites are early morning through afternoon
Details: Read all about the Christmas Bird Count and Feeder Watch program
Ready to sign up as a participant? Click here to register

Christmas Bird Count (CBC) circle co-leader
Saturday, December 30
Time: varies by count circle; most sites are early morning through afternoon
Contact: Toby Ross, Science Manager, tobyr@seattleaudubon.org or 206-523-8243 x102 

  • Confidence in Western washington bird ID, by sight and/or sound
  • Familiarity with the ABA checklist
  • Ability and willingness to work with volunteers of varied birding ability


  • Support route leader as requested with group management, volunteer sign-ins, donation collection, and route coverage
  • Follow the Christmas Bird Count survey protocol
  • Assist volunteer counters with ID questions as time allows
  • Act as leader for the route should the leader be unavailable, or as a leader of a sub-route if the group is divided on the day of the count

Christmas Bird Count soup potluck set-up & soup volunteers
Date: Saturday, December 30
Time: 3–4:30 p.m.
Where: Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE
Contact: Colene McKee colenemckee@comcast.net to sign up for either soup-making, set-up help, or both! 
Details: we need additional support for set up and for a few more soup providers. Thanks to those who have already indicated their help through the registration form!   

  • Set-up helpers: set up the potluck space with tables, chairs, and set out supplies 
  • Soup-makers: sign up to bring a CrockPot full of soup (10–12 cups) delivered to Wedgwood Presbyterian by 4:30 p.m. on December 30.

New! Conservation Committee Members: 
Seattle Audubon’s Conservation Committee is recruiting new members! This dedicated and skilled group of volunteers provides capacity and support for all aspects of our conservation program, from tracking critical, regional environmental issues to supporting our conservation staff on the urban Neighborhood Flyways campaign.

The Conservation Committee’s current priorities include: climate change, urban habitats and preservation, preserving northwest forests, and the impact of storm water on the health of Puget Sound.

Committee membership expectations include participating in one 2-hour meeting per month, writing and submitting public comments, researching emerging issues, and attending partner meetings and events.

The Conservation Committee is specifically looking for candidates with one or more of the following attributes:

  • College students and those with connections to student communities
  • Early-career professionals who are passionate about birds and their environment
  • Connections to other conservation organizations or environmental coalitions
  • Experience working on the intersection of environment and social justice
  • Communications and public relations experience
  • Environmental lawyer or law student
  • Architecture experience

Does this sound like you? If you’re interested send a brief personal statement of up to one page outlining how you meet these criteria to Conservation Manager, Megan Friesen, at meganf@seattleaudubon.org.

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