Audubon Society
of Rhode Island
Raptor Weekend 2014

September 6 & 7

Audubon Environmental
Education Center
1401 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809

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Help Us Throw A Festival


Have Fun at Raptor Weekend! 




Be part of a one-of-a-kind weekend featuring fun games, face-painting, tasty food, captivating presentations,and of course, birds of prey.  Wildlife rehabilitators free-fly owls, hawks, eagles and falcons overhead and display them for the public to see up close.  


 To Have Fun at Raptor Weekend CLICK HERE


  How you can help:

Run a game or activity ( talon grip, speed gun, sight & sound, raptor challenge, trail hunt and many more) 

Help at the gift shop, raffle table, adopt-an-animal or craft table

Admissions - Welcome folks and take their tickets. 

Show cars where to park

Hand out food at the Snack Shack 

Staff the volunteer table, give breaks or hand out snacks

Paint faces and apply tattoos


Volunteer Shifts:

Friday Set-up from 2-5:00PM

Saturday AM: 9:00-1:00PM  & Saturday PM: 12:30-4:30PM

Sunday  AM: 9:00-1:00PM  & Sunday PM: 12:30-4:30PM & Breakdown from 4:00-6:00PM


Where the festival is held:  Audubon's Environmental Center at 1401 Hope Street in Bristol, RI 02879  


To Have Fun at Raptor Weekend CLICK HERE



Support Audubon as a volunteer, an intern or even a virtual volunteer!!  We make volunteering fun and have opportunities for all ages and backgrounds. We also partner with groups such as high schools, colleges, job corps, community service programs and  corporate teams.

 Please fill out our volunteer application and email it to Jon Scoones OR mail it to Audubon Society of RI, attn: Jon Scoones, 12 Sanderson Rd, Smithfield, RI  02917.   For more information on any of the following opportunities email Jon Scoones or call him at 401-245-7500 x 3044.


Refuge Support   

Refuge Monitor: Be the 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 Naturalist or  Trail guide at 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.    

Education Assistant: Help Audubon teachers prepare for, and conduct, nature-based classes at our Bristol or Smithfield locations.


Virtual Volunteer:  Help Audubon from home!  Opportunities include research, data entry, design and more.  what ideas do you have?


Nature Shop:   Have some retail experience?  Want some retail experience?  Help run one of our gift shops in a fun, low-key environment.  Locations include Bristol and Smithfield, RI.



 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. 


Special Events

Halloween Hike: Volunteer at this family friendly event. Help with food, entertainment or games, be a trail guide or a costumed character! Fun is guaranteed!  October

Camouflaged Egg Hunt: Help corral the kids for Audubon's version of a an easter Egg hunt.  April 

Holiday Tree Sale & Photos with Santa: We always need volunteers to help sell trees and load them on cars, as well as conduct crafts and games with little ones.

School Vacation Weeks: When the kids are out of school they head to Audubon!   Help us run games, crafts and activities.  December, February and April


Administrative / Computer

Volunteer help is needed in the areas of IT and social media, financedata entry, reception, virtual volunteering and filing.  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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