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This week’s Wednesday (10/1) Morning Bird Walk will be held at Moonstone Beach in Charlestown at 9 am.  For anyone who may want to carpool folks can meet at the Charlestown Mini-Super at 8:45


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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


To every volunteer who donated their time and skills

and made this year's Raptor Weekend a wonderful success!


Your help enabled us to connect 3,000 people with nature through games, activities, presentations, food and of course, raptors flying overhead and through the crowds!  As you know, we simply could not hold Raptor Weekend without your help - which enables us to continue our educational programs and maintain wildlife refuges across the state.




Support Audubon as a volunteer, an intern or even a virtual volunteer!!  We make volunteering fun and have opportunities for all ages and backgrounds. We also partner with groups such as high schools, colleges, job corps, community service programs and  corporate teams.

 Please fill out our volunteer application and email it to Jon Scoones OR mail it to Audubon Society of RI, attn: Jon Scoones, 12 Sanderson Rd, Smithfield, RI  02917. 

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


Spotlight Opportunities:  


  • Volunteer at our Halloween Hike / Bonfire!  It is a family-friendly event with fun for all.  Included is a bonfire with s'mores, music, a fun (easy & optional) hike and the opportunity to meet woodland critters and hear their stories!  See more details below.
  • Folks needed to help with light administrative tasks at our headquarters in Smithfield.  Join a fun team in a relaxed atmosphere!


  Special Events:

  •   Halloween Hike: Volunteer at this family friendly evening event. Help with food, entertainment or games, be a trail guide or a costumed character! Fun is guaranteed!  October 25th.
  • Camouflaged Egg Hunt: Help corral the kids for Audubon's version of a an easter Egg hunt.  April 
  • Holiday Tree Sale & Photos with Santa: We always need volunteers to help sell trees and load them on cars, as well as conduct crafts and games with little ones.
  • School Vacation Weeks: When the kids are out of school they head to Audubon!   Help us run games, crafts and activities.  December, February and April

  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


  Exhibit Naturalist or  Trail guide at Bristol: Show 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.    

  • Education Assistant: Help Audubon teachers prepare for, and conduct, nature-based classes at our Bristol or Smithfield locations.

Virtual Volunteer:  

Help Audubon from home!  Opportunities include research, data entry, design and more.  what ideas do you have?

Nature Shop: 

Have some retail experience?  Want some retail experience?  Help run one of our gift shops in a fun, low-key environment.  Location is at Bristol, RI.


   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.
  • Photography:Take photos of refuges, at events, during programs!
  • 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. 

Administrative / Computer

Volunteer help is needed in the areas of IT and social media, financedata entry, reception, virtual volunteering and administrative support.  Locations include both the Powder Mill Ledges refuge in Smithfield and the Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI.  



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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