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Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on volunteers to achieve our goals. In fact, without volunteers, we would not exist! Founded by volunteers in 1969, the mission of Houston Audubon is to advance the conservation of birds and their habitats in the Greater Houston Gulf Coast region.

From supporting our staff at our headquarters, to maintaining trails at our bird sanctuaries, to increasing the appreciation and understanding of birds throughout Houston, volunteers are critical to Houston Audubon's mission. Read below to learn more about our current volunteers needs and how you can get involved in helping protect birds in your community.

Volunteering at Edith L. Moore

Located near the Energy Corridor, Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary (ELMNS) offers walking trails, birding (including a live-stream bird camera), educational programs, and a unique look into the history of our neighborhood. The maintenance of ELMNS relies on the help of individual and group volunteers. Opportunities are regularly scheduled throughout the year. Please sign up for our volunteer newsletter to receive notice of our upcoming volunteer opportunities, or read more about the ELMNS Sanctuary Stewards, Trail Crew, and Natives Nursery programs below.

Seasonal ELMNS Opportunities

Volunteering at High Island

Our High Island sanctuaries are a haven for birds and visitors, especially during spring migration! We welcome visitors from all 50 states and over 20 countries who flock to the Upper Texas Coast for the best birdwatching. Our sanctuaries are critical habitat for migrating birds and there have been nearly 400 species documented on our properties, including several species never before seen in the United States. The four sanctuaries at High Island–Boy Scout Woods, Smith Oaks, Eubanks Woods, and Gast Red Bay–are open 365 days a year, dawn to dusk. Please sign up for our volunteer newsletter to receive notice of our upcoming volunteer opportunities or read more about High Island Workdays, the Entergy Coastal Natives Nursery, Bolivar Flats Beach Cleanups, and RV Volunteer Caretaker programs below. Except for the RV caretakers, the opportunities are all seasonal.

Volunteer Opportunities around Houston

Partner with Houston Audubon!

Do you have a Scout Troop, community group, or social organization interested in volunteering with us? Please email A lead time of two months and funding support are needed to develop a project.

Note: Small groups and families are also welcome to join us for our regularly scheduled workdays during the months of October – March.

Corporate groups can visit this page to learn how they can get involved!

If you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, please email