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Wednesday morning bird walk (12/10) has been canceled due to weather.

Winter Hours Now In Effect at the Environmental Education Center: Weds.-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun. 12pm-5pm

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Audubon employees full- and part-time staff as well as independentcontractors to help accomplish our mission of environmental advocacy,conservation and education. For information about all employment opportunities please contact Brenda McMahon.

 

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Volunteering at Audubon

Welcome! 

We have a lot of fun and rewarding opportunities for volunteers, community service and internships.  Following is a list of opportunities by month, as well as a list of ongoing opportunities.

 If you are interested in volunteering with Audubon, please complete our online volunteer application.  For more information on any of the following opportunities email me - Jon Scoones or call me at 401-245-7500 x 3044. 

 

DECEMBER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:  

 

SPOTLIGHT: Want to volunteer outside?  Help us rake leaves at our Environmental Education Center in Bristol.  Times and days are flexible. 

 

 Event: December School Vacation Week

Special programs are being held at Audubon's Environmental Education Center in Bristol throughout the week.  The programs include building nature-based crafts, hibernation investigation, cooking for birds, shark science and nature stories.

When: December 26 - 31

Event Time: Typically 10:00 - 2:00, but check the schedule below.

Click HERE  to sign up! 

Volunteer Shifts:

12/26: Connect kids with crafts from 12:30 - 2:30.   We provide the materials - you bring a smile!

12/27 - 12/30:  Connect kids with crafts from 10:00 - 2:30.   We provide the materials - you bring a smile!

12/31:  Connect kids with crafts from 10:00 - 11:30.   We provide the materials - you bring a smile!

Volunteer Roles:

1)  Help kids put together nature-based crafts (provided by Audubon) at the craft table.   

2) If interested, you can read a nature story to visitors.  Storytimes are at 10:00 and 2:30 each

 

  

JANUARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Event: Martin Luther King Day 

Special programs are being held to celebrate this important day at Audubon's Environmental Education Center in Bristol.  

When: Jaunuary 19th 

Event Time: 10:00 - 2:00 

Click HERE  to sign up! 

Volunteer Shift: 10:00 - 2:00 

Volunteer Roles:

1)  Help kids put together nature-based crafts (provided by Audubon) at the craft table.   

2) Help with fun activities for children 

 

FEBRUARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  

Event: Valentine's Day 

Special programs are being held to celebrate this wonderful day at Audubon's Environmental Education Center in Bristol.  

When: February 14th  

Event Time: 10:00 - 2:00 

Click HERE   to sign up! 

Volunteer Shift: 10:00 - 2:00 

Volunteer Roles:

1)  Help kids put together nature-based crafts (provided by Audubon) at the craft table.   

2) Help with fun activities for children 

 

Event: President's Day & School Vacation Week

Special programs and fun activities are being held at Audubon's Environmental Education Center in Bristol.  

When: February 16 - 20 

Event Time: 10:00 - 2:00 

Click HERE  to sign up! 

Volunteer Shift: 10:00 - 2:00 

Volunteer Roles:

1)  Help kids put together nature-based crafts (provided by Audubon) at the craft table.   

2) Help with fun activities for children 

 

ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  

Be a volunteer, an intern or even a virtual volunteer!!  

We have fun volunteer opportunities for all ages and backgrounds.  We love to partner with groups such as high schools, colleges, job corps, scout groups, community service programs and corporate teams.     If you are interested in helping connect people with nature, please complete our online volunteer application.   

For more information on any of the following opportunities email me - Jon Scoones-  or call me at 401-245-7500 x 3044.

    

Audubon Internships:   Gain useful, practical experience with a well-established not-for-profit organization.  We have opportunities in the following areas:

  • Land Conservation 
  • Osprey Monitoring  - Help manage the website, database and more for this important state-wide program
  • Education - We connect 33,000 students to nature each year from several locations
  • Internet Technology 

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 Wildlife Refuge Support:   

  • Refuge Monitor: Be our eyes and ears on the ground and report any concerns back to us.
  • Gardening / Landscaping / Trail  Maintenance: Help maintain a refuge near you!  Fun, outdoor work
  • Refuge Cleanups: Always fun and great for teams and groups

   

Education:

  • Exhibit Naturalist: Be a guide / docent  at our Environmental Education Center in BristolShow visitors around our exhibit hall or lead a walk on the refuge trail.  This is a great way to stay connected to nature and pass your knowledge on to others.  Training to begin in February, 2015.
  • Education Assistant: Help Audubon teachers prepare for, and conduct, nature-based classes at our Bristol or Smithfield locations.

 

Nature Shop: 

  • Have some retail experience?  Want some retail experience?  Help in our gift shop in Bristol, RI.  It is a fun, low-key environment. 

 

Creative:

  • Arts & Crafts with Kids: Have fun with children & crafts for a couple of hours on Saturdays through the summer. 
  • Virtual Volunteer:  Help us from your home, or office!  Design, planning, research, it depends on your skills and interests!
  • Carpentry: Create toys, benches, etc.
  • Graphic Design:  Help design brochures, social media sites and more!

  

Citizen Science Projects:

  •  Monitor Fishing Line Collection Boxes: Monitor a collection box near you and prevent wildlife from entanglement.
  • Osprey Monitoring Program - Help monitor a nest and/or us manage the database and website.  
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 Administrative / Computer

  • Help us withreception, filing, data entry and other types of clerical support.   Locations include both the Powder Mill Ledges refuge in Smithfield and the Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI.  

 

 VOLUNTEER CONTACT:

Interested in volunteering at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island?  

Please email Jon Scoones or contact him by phone at 401-949-5454 x 3044. 

Click here for our volunteer application.

 

 

 

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