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Program Update

This week's (12/7) Wednesday Morning Bird Walk will be at Burlingame State Park. We will be meeting at the Playground within the park at 9 a.m.

Environmental Education Center

Winter Hours: Open 9:00am-5:00pm Weds.-Sat.; 12:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday





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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

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island was established in 1897, making it the oldest environmental not-for-profit organization in the state!  We are also the state's largest private landowner, managing nearly 10,000 acres.   Audubon was founded by volunteers and  we still relyon volunteers and interns to complete our important mission of conservation, education and advocacy.  

Opportunities to help Audubon include volunteering, community service and internships. We have fun, 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.

Thank you in advance for offering your time and talents to help us connect people with nature.  If you have any questions please reach out to me (Jon Scoones) at 








  Special Events 

  •   Christmas Tree Sale and Photos With Santa. We are looking for volunteers to help at the craft tables, greet visitors, tend the bake sale or show off Christmas trees.  December 3rd, morning and afternoon shifts available.  Contact Jon if you are interested in having fun while helping! 
  • Winter Vacation Week: School is out and we need volunteers to help each day at the craft table and with activities.  December 27 - 30.  10:00 - 12:00 each day.


Nature Center Volunteer

  • This position is all about connecting people with nature!  Show visitors the exhibits and trails at our Nature Center in Bristol, RI. Talk with folks about local plants and animals, show them our resident wildlife and lead informal tours. Please have a love of nature and a willingness to interact with the public.  We ask that you commit to one 4-hour shift per week.


Administrative Support

  • All of our administrative opportunities are filled at this time.  Please check back later!


Wildlife Refuge Support

  •  All of our Wildlife Refuge support opportunities filled at this time.  Please check back later!


To apply for a volunteer position, please click here:  VOLUNTEER APPLICATION 

or contact me at









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

We offer internships in the following areas: 

  • Communications & Marketing - Gain experience with e-newsletters, news releases, media alerts.  Design flyers, develop PSAs and more!  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.
  • Conservation - Currently FILLED  Will re-open in March  Click HERE for the position description
  • Finance -  Currently FILLED.  Will re-open in Spring,  This position will provide great experience in nonprofit finance, an understanding of business software, research and problem solving.   This position will open again in February.   Click FINANCE for a position description. 
  • Education - Currently FILLED.  Will re-open in the Spring

  To apply for an internship please send your resume to Jon Scoones:








We offer service opportunities for school-based, court-ordered, faith-based, scouts and corporate service needs.  Service opportunities are typically conducted at our headquarters in Smithfield or our Environmental Education Center in Bristol.  Please note that I respond to requests for community service once a week.  

To start the process, please complete the following application: COMMUNITY SERVICE APPLICATION



Thank you for reaching out to Audubon.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!




 Jon Scoones, Director of Volunteer Services

Connecting people with nature! 

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


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