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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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Volunteering at Audubon

Welcome to Audubon's Volunteer Page! 

If you are 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.  

Please take a look at the opportunities listed below and be sure to come back often as they are updated every month.   Click here (volunteer application and help Audubon connect people with nature.  If you have any questions feel free to email Jon Scoones at



Clerical & Office Support Needed!

 Love nature? Good with people? then we have an air-conditioned spot for you!  We need help from someone who wants to greet guests, answer light phones and help administer special projects such as Osprey monitoring, butterfly counting and events like our annual Raptor Weekend festival!  Please have a postive attitude, be willing to learn and be familiar with MS Office.  

We are looking for volunteers to commit to 3 hours/week.  

Location: Audubon's headquarters in Smithfield

Please contact Jon at      Click HERE to sign up! 



 Gain useful, practical experience with a well-established not-for-profit organization.  We have opportunities in the following areas.  Please send your resume or questions to Jon Scoones at

  • Conservation - Gain experience managing nearly 100 properties comprising 10,000 acres.  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 - This position has been filled.  Thank you! 
  • 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.


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

 Wildlife Refuge Support: 

Contact Jon for details as the opportunities change with the season.  Opportunities exist for Scout projects, Corporate & organizational teams, school groups, families and individuals.


  • Exhibit Naturalist: Be a guide 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 March.
  • Education Assistant: Help Audubon teachers prepare for, and conduct, nature-based classes at our Bristol or Smithfield locations.  This position opens in the Fall.


  • Arts & Crafts with Kids: Have fun with children & crafts.  Contact Jon for dates and details.
  • Carpentry: Create toys, benches, etc.  

Conservation / 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.  Starts in March.
  • Bird box check and clean - Self managed
  • Boundary re-posting - Self managed
  • Special projects - Contact Jon at for details



Interested in volunteering at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island?  

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

Click here for our volunteer application.




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