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Audubon's Wednesday Morning Bird Walk (11/12) will be at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, RI. We will meet in the parking lot at 9 am.

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


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

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

 If you are interested in volunteering with Audubon, please complete our online volunteer application. 




 Event: Photos with Santa and Audubon Christmas Tree Sale



Families come to Audubon to pick out a locally-grown Christmas tree and have a photo taken with Santa.  

The photo-portion is sponsored by East Bay Newspapers and is a popular event with pleny of opportunities for volunteers!

When: December 6th

Event Time: 9:00 - 4:00PM



Volunteer Shifts:Morning = 8:30 - 12:30 and Afternoon = 12:00 - 4:00PM

Volunteer Roles:

1) Set up on December 5th: Tag trees, set up tables, hang signs from 2-4PM

2) Craft Tables: Help kids put together nature-based crafts (provided by Audubon) at the craft table.   

3) Food Table: Help give out food 

4)  Parking: Help direct cars to parking spots

5)  Breakdown - Take down tables and decorations from 4-5:00pm




Event: Day-After-Thanksgiving Program

Families come to the Environmantal Education Center and enjoy the Exhibit Hall, walk the refuge and create nature-based crafts. Volunteers help the children at the craft table and keep it stocked with parts and pieces (which are provided by Audubon).  

When: November 28th

Event Time: 10-2:00PM

Volunteer Commitment: 10-2:00PM

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




  Event: Photos with Santa and Audubon Christmas Tree Sale - See description above!



Support Audubon as 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 Jon Scoones or call him 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 


  Wildlife Refuge Support:   

Refuge Monitor: Be our eyes and ears on the ground and report any concerns back to us.fisherville_kiosk_jim_marsden_copy_copy_copy.jpg

 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: 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. 



 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.  







 Administrative / Computer

Help us with 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.  



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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