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Wednesday morning bird walk: Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, meet in the second parking lot at 9 am.

Audubon Environmental Education Center Winter Hours: Mon-Tue: Closed; Wed-Sat: Open 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun: Open 12:00pm-5:00pm  Except Holidays and Special Events




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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 Tony Caparelli.

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Audubon Volunteers, Internships & Community Service


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Interested in volunteering, community service or an internship?  You came to the right place!   We have fun and rewarding opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds.  We love to partner with high schools, college groups, job corps, scout groups, fraternities & sororities, community service programs and corporate teams.

INTERNSHIPS with Audubon are listed at the bottom of the page.

We rely on volunteers like you to complete our mission of conservation, education and advocacySo thank you for offering your time and talents to help us connect people with natureIf you have any questions please reach out to me (Jon Scoones) at






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Audubon events are a FUN way to volunteer!   Volunteers may lead games and activities; help at a craft table, check-in visitors or help with set-up.  

Each event is different.

Click here to sign-up: EVENT  To learn more contact me at


 Following are upcoming Audubon events that need your help!! 

  1. Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, December 5th  Be a costumed character, help greet and check-in visitors or help set-up or break-down the event at our headquarters in Smithfield.  Volunteer shifts are AM 9:30-1:30, PM is 1:00-4:00.
  2. Photos with Santa & Christmas Tree Sale, December 5th.  Create magnificent crafts with kids; give out cocoa and treats, help display christmas trees for sale.  Volunteer shifts are 8:30-12:30 and 12:00 - 4:00
  3. December School Vacation Activities, December 28, 29, 30 and 31st.  Pick a day and a shift to volunteer that suits your schedule. Volunteers will help run nature-based activities, create cool crafts, read stories or help with nature walks!   Volunteer shifts are 10:00-1:00 and 1:00-4:00.




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Clerical Opening: Greet guests, answer light phones and help administer special projects such as Osprey monitoring, butterfly counting and more.  We are looking for a volunteer to commit to Friday mornings for 3-4 hours per week. Location: Audubon's headquarters in Smithfield.

Interested? Please complete a VOLUNTEER APPLICATION or contact me at for information.



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  1. Exhibit Naturalist: Guide families and folks through our Exhibit Hall or on outhe trails at our Nature Center in Bristol.  This is a great way to stay connected to nature and pass your knowledge on to others.  Training sessions to be held in March.  Reserve your spot now!

  2. Education Assistant: Spend 4 hours a week helping Audubon teachers prepare for, and conduct, nature-based classes at our Bristol location. Computer skills and some experience teaching would be great.

 Interested? Please complete a VOLUNTEER APPLICATION or contact me at for information.


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Projects may include trail maintenance, gardening, building bog bridges, painting signs, boundary re-posting, checking bird boxes, and fishing line collection...the list goes on!!   Opportunities change with the season and by refuge, so please contact me at for an up-to-date list.  

Opportunities exist for corporate and non-profit groups, scout groups, school groups, families and individuals.


  Interested? Please complete a VOLUNTEER APPLICATION or contact me at for information




Gain useful, practical experience with a well-established not-for-profit conservation organization.  Please send your resume or questions to me at 


 Conservation - Gain experience working on nearly 10,000 acres of wildlife refuges.  Click HERE for the position description

Osprey Monitoring  - Help manage the website, database and more for this important state-wide program.  Contact Jon Scoones at for a postion description. 

Environmental Education - Help develop future naturalists!   Gain valuable experience as we see over 33,000 students per year.  Click HERE for the position description.

Development / Fundraising  - Conduct research, maintain databases, create annual appeals, participate in special events. Click HERE for the position description.

Communications & Marketing - Gain experience with e-newsletters, news releases, media alerts.  Design flyers, develop PSAs and more!  Click HERE for the position description.

Finance - This position will provide great experience in nonprofit finance, an understanding of business software, research and problem solving.   Click FINANCE for a position description. 

Internet Technology - This position will provide substantial experience in staff support, systems integration, network administration, upgrades and hardware maintenance.   Click IT for a position description. 








Jon Scoones, Director of Volunteer Services

Connecting people with nature! 

Email:  Office: 401-245-7500 Ext. 3044. 



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