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Want a fun Halloween experience?    Help at Audubon's Halloween Hike Event!
There are a variety of opportunies for volunteers at this family-friendly event.  
Help us guide visitors along an easy lantern-lit trail to meet "woodland critters" and see their funny skits!  
Run games, hand out food, direct cars to parking or tend to the bonfire - complete with music and s'mores!
This annual event is always a lot of fun for volunteers and visitors alike!
  • What: Halloween Hike
  • Where: Caratunk Refuge in Seekonk, MA   301 Brown Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771
  • When: October 25th
  • Event Time: 4:00PM - 9:00PM 
  • To volunteer follow this link:
To volunteer at Halloween Hike CLICK HERE or contact Jon at


 Event: Pumpkin Day

Where: Audubon's Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI

When: October 18th (Saturday)  

Event Time: 10-4PM

Volunteer Commitment: 10-4PM 

Volunteer Roles:  We need a few folks to help run activities like pumpkin golf, pumpkin toss, a craft table, floating pumkins, the Pumpkin Passport and more.

Please contact Jon at if you are interested or want more information. 


 Event: Halloween Hike

See details above - in the spotlight!

To volunteer contact Jon at




Event: Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

Where: Audubon's Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI

When:November 1st

Event Time:  10-5PM

Volunteer Commitment: 9-1 and 1-5PM (Two Shifts)

Volunteer Role: To monitor the auditorium and start/stop the films using a simple command in the computer.  

This is a great way to see all the films - the starting/stopping is really quite simple.

 Please contact Jon at if you are interested or want more information. 


Event: Woodcarving Program 

Where: Audubon's Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI

When: November  8 & 9

Event Time:  10-4

Volunteer Commitment: 9:30-4 

Volunteer Roles:  We need folks to help check in attendees, and a couple more to "float" and give breaks.

Please contact Jon at if you are interested or want more information 


Event: Day-After-Thanksgiving Programs

When: November 28th

Event Time: 10-2:00PM

Volunteer Commitment: 10-2:00PM

Volunteer Role: Help kids put together nature-based crafts (we provide) at the craft table.

Please contact Jon at if you are interested or want more information.



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 fill out 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.  

Send your resume and questions to Jon at

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.

Gardening / Landscaping / Trail Maintenance: Help maintain a refuge near you!  Fun, outdoor work.

Refuge Cleanups: Always fun and great for teams and groups



Exhibit Naturalis: Be a guide / docent  at our Environmental Education Center in 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.  

Training to begin in November.

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.

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.

Osprey Monitoring Program - Help monitor a nest and/or us manage the database and website.


 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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