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The Naked Tree ID program at PML has been canceled.  Free Family Fun Day at the EEC will be held as scheduled. (See calendar above for details.)

 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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Employment Opportunities

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

   

Thank you for connecting with Audubon!

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Are you 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.

We rely on volunteers and interns 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 jscoones@asri.org.

Click here: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Click here: COMMUNITY SERVICE APPLICATION

INTERNSHIP opportunities are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS NEEDING VOLUNTEERS

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 and full of nature-based fun!  Click here to sign-up: EVENT  To learn more contact me at www.jscoones@asri.org

 

FEBRUARY

School Vacation Week Activities

Volunteers will help run nature-based activities, create cool crafts, read stories or help with nature walks! Each day has a different theme. Pick a day that sounds interesting and suits your schedule.  

Days: Monday the 15th through Friday the 19th.  
Times: Volunteer shifts are 10:00 - 2:00 each day. 
Location: Audubon Nature Center at 1401 Hope Street in Bristol 

Daily Schedule:  

 

  • Craft Table: 10-2:
  • Nature Story: 10:00 and 1:00\
  • Public Program: 11:00
  • Animal Interview: 1:30 

 

  Activity Schedule:

  •  Monday the 15th: Hibernation Investigation
  • Tuesday the 16th: Cooking for Birds - Make some tasty dishes for our feathered friends
  • Wednesday the 17th: Owl Power Movie Screening - Kid friendly
  • Thursday the 18th: Footprints: Learn about animal tracks
  • Friday the 19th: Night Life 

   

MARCH

 1) Maple Sugaring:

Volunteers will help with food, lead tour groups and provide general support.

  • Date: March 12
  • Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Location: Audubon's Caratunk Refuge in Seekonk, MA 
  • Event DescriptionStep back in time at the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge and experience the history of maple sugaring. Learn how maple sugaring started with Native Americans and how to make the sweet syrup in your own backyard. Participants taste first hand this delectable treat over breakfast. Sample pancakes, muffins and doughnuts - all with fresh maple syrup. Tours start every 15 minutes. 

  

2) Camouflaged Egg Hunt:

Volunteers will help hide eggs, lead groups of children and hand out prizes. 

  •  Date: March 26
  • Time 9:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Locations:  This event is held at Audubon refuges in Smithfield, Exeter and Bristol
  • Event DescriptionHere’s a fun alternative to the same old Easter Egg Hunt! Children, ages 3 to 10, hunt for brown eggs in a natural setting and quickly learn how well the eggs camouflage. Prizes are awarded to all children, with grand prizes given to the finders of the “golden eggs.” Participants are asked to bring a basket. Check-in will begin at 9:30 am. The Egg Hunt will start promptly at 10:00 am and is held rain or shine.
 
 
 
APRIL
 

  1) April Vacation Week

Volunteers will help run nature-based activities, create cool crafts, read stories or help with nature walks! Each day has a different theme. Pick a day that sounds interesting and suits your schedule.  

Days: Monday the 18th through Friday the 22nd.  
Times: Volunteer shifts are 10:00 - 2:00 each day. 
Location: Audubon Nature Center at 1401 Hope Street in Bristol 

Daily Schedule:  

 

  • Craft Table: 10-2:
  • Nature Story: 10:00 and 1:00\
  • Public Program: 11:00
  • Animal Interview: 1:30 

 

  Activity Schedule:

  •  Monday the 18th: Meadow Madness
  • Tuesday the 19th: Happy Birthday Audubon
  • Wednesday the 20th: Swamp Stomp
  • Thursday the 21st: Forest Foray
  • Friday the 22nd: Earth Day Extravaganza

   

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES 

 

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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 jscoones@asri.org 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 jscoones@asri.org 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 jscoones@asri.org 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 jscoones@asri.org for information

 

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INTERN WITH AUDUBON!  

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

 


 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 jscoones@asri.org 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. 

        

Click here: VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Click here: COMMUNITY SERVICE APPLICATION

     

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  VOLUNTEER CONTACT:

Jon Scoones, Director of Volunteer Services

Connecting people with nature! 

Email: jscoones@asri.org  Office: 401-245-7500 Ext. 3044. 

 

 

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