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Volunteer with us!

Volunteering is an exciting and rewarding way to participate with Audubon.
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About

Volunteer with us!

Volunteering is an exciting and rewarding way to participate with Audubon.

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center! Please see below for more information about the opportunities to volunteer at our center.

Group Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Habitat Work Day: This is a one-time volunteer opportunity focused on habitat restoration at one of our centers. Use your muscle to benefit our native ecosystems when you help clear and expand existing trails, remove invasive species, or restore prairie, forest, and wetland habitats. Projects vary monthly and may be cancelled due to weather. This is a great team-building opportunity, ideal for both youth and adult groups.
  • NOTE: If your group has specific skills or interest for this volunteer project that do not fit into a Habitat Work Day, please let us know later on in this form. We would be happy to discuss alternative projects with you.

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Habitat Work Day: This is a one-time volunteer opportunity on most fourth Saturdays from 9am-12pm, in June and July from 8am-11am (no work days in August), focused on habitat restoration at one of our centers. Use your muscle to benefit our native ecosystems when you help clear and expand existing trails, remove invasive species, or restore prairie, forest, and wetland habitats. Projects vary monthly and may be cancelled due to weather.
  • Miscellaneous Projects: This is a one-time volunteer opportunity that could be either indoors or outdoors. The projects could include, but would not be limited to, dusting the exhibit hall, sweeping the decks, prepping materials for educational programs, processing paperwork, etc. and would be subject to center needs at the time.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

These opportunities require a recurring commitment by the volunteer.

  • Habitat Restoration: This is a regular volunteer opportunity focused on improving, maintaining, and monitoring the habitats within and in some cases, adjacent, to center property to best serve the wildlife within those habitats and expanding educational opportunities for guests.
  • Front Desk: This is a regular volunteer opportunity focused on welcoming guests to our center and briefly informing them about the center and the local flora and fauna.
  • Eco Investigations Program Docent: This is a regular volunteer opportunity focused on connecting children and adults with nature and giving them a better understanding of our local ecosystem through our signature, 4-hour field trip for schools called Eco Investigations.
  • Other Educational Programs Docent: This is a regular volunteer opportunity focused on connecting children and adults with nature and giving them a better understanding of our local ecosystem through our various programs for a wide range of audiences including Guided Hikes, Scout Programs, Night Hikes, and more.
  • Administration: This is a regular volunteer opportunity to support the center with administrative tasks in support of the Audubon mission. Tasks may include working on social media, phone calls to supporters, flyer distribution, photocopying, setting up outreach presentations, mass mailing assembly, and more.
  • Special Events & Outreach: This is a volunteer opportunity with sporadic needs to support Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center as we attend or host large scale events to attract many visitors and provide outreach and education.
  • Note: Opportunities for helping with animal care may be offered from time to time for regular and committed volunteers.

Next Steps

If you are ready to sign up to volunteer with us, please complete our Volunteer Interest Form by clicking here.

Log your Hours!

If you are a verified ongoing volunteer, please log your hours with us by clicking here.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Julie Collins at julie.collins@audubon.org.

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