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Tuesday's Free Bird Walk at Audubon's Fort Wildlife Refuge has been cancel due to rain.

Audubon's Environmental Education Center is on Summer Hours: 9am-5pm, 7 days a week



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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

Welcome to Audubon's Volunteer Page! 

If you are 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.  

Please take a look at the opportunities listed below and be sure to come back often as they are updated every month.   Click here (volunteer application and help Audubon connect people with nature.  If you have any questions feel free to email Jon Scoones at




Exhibit Naturalist / Trail Guide - Information Session and Training

Audubon's Environmental Education Center in Bristol hosts beautiful trails and an exhibit hall with live exhibits.  We invite outgoing folks with an interest in nature to join us as Exhibit Naturalists and help connect people with nature.  Exhibit Naturalists serve as docents, guiding visitors through the exhibit hall or along the trails. Shifts are once a week, either in the morning or afternoon.

Be sure to attend our information sessions to learn more about this fun and rewarding opportunity.  Please contact Jon at

Where: Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol 

Click HERE to sign up! 



 Gain useful, practical experience with a well-established not-for-profit organization.  We have opportunities in the following areas.  Please send your resume or questions to Jon Scoones at

  • Conservation - Gain experience managing nearly 100 properties comprising 10,000 acres.  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 for a postion description. 
  • Environmental Education - This position has been filled.  Thank you! 
  • 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.


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




Wildlife Refuge Support:   

  • Refuge Monitor: Be our eyes and ears on the ground and report any concerns back to us.
  • Refuge Maintenance: Seasonal
  • Refuge Cleanups: Seasonal




  • Exhibit Naturalist: Be a guide 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 March.
  • Education Assistant: Help Audubon teachers prepare for, and conduct, nature-based classes at our Bristol or Smithfield locations.



  • 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!


Conservation / 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. 
  • Bird box check and clean - Self managed
  • Boundary re-posting - Self managed
  • Special projects - Contact Jon at for details


  Administrative / Computer

  • Help us with reception, filing, data entry and other types of clerical support.   Locations include either the headquarters 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 me by phone at 401-949-5454 x 3044. 

Click here for our volunteer application.




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