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 positively impact their supporting environments.
From supporting our staff at our headquarters, to maintaining trails on our Bird Sanctuaries, to increasing appreciation and understanding of birds throughout Houston, and more, volunteers are the lifeblood of Houston Audubon!
Read below to learn more about our current volunteers needs and how you can get involved in helping protect bird habitat in your community.
Calendar of Volunteer Events
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Long-term and skills-based volunteer roles
Bird Week is one of the biggest and most exciting times of the year at Houston Audubon! With multiple events happening every day of the week, we will need lots of volunteer support.
Join this important community science project where you can make a difference by collecting data that will help us figure out how we can protect migrating birds from window strike deaths. This project is sponsored by Houston Audubon along with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature, and other partners.
Houston Audubon is looking for volunteers at our world-class urban wildlife haven, Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary.
Did you know that the presence of weeds can result in food deserts where birds and other animals can't forage for native plants and berries? Help us make sure that Edith L Moore has space for native trees and shrubs that our local and migrating birds and animals rely on by removing non-native weeds at the sanctuary.
If you're new to birding and want to learn more this is a great way to get involved! Contribute to a body of knowledge that will help researchers and bird conservationists with their work for years to come by participating in a bird survey. For more information check out this page listing all of the bird surveys around greater Houston.
The new McGovern Canopy Walkway in Smith Oaks is bringing lots of new visitors to the sanctuary. Many of these visitors don’t know much about birds and the Texas Coast and they have lots of questions. We would like to have volunteers on the canopy walkway and the levy trail to answer questions and help visitors get a good look at nesting birds. Will you help?
High Island Smith Oaks Spring Birding Volunteers - Returns Spring 2023
Canopy Walkway Volunteers in Smith Oaks will be supervised by the In-Charge Volunteer and they will provide information to visitors and help visitors with sanctuary information, bird and wildlife identification, and bird sighting locations. Volunteers will be expected to follow COVID-19 safety protocols including maintaining a safe physical distance from visitors, wearing a mask, and cleaning hands frequently.
Shifts start at 9 am and end at 4:30 pm.
Registration re-opens February 2023
Assist with admission and merchandise sales, maintain daily sightings lists, and provide sanctuary information and bird sighting locations to visitors.
High Island Visitor Kiosk - Returns Spring 2023
Volunteers are needed to assist with admission and merchandise sales, maintain daily sightings lists, and provide sanctuary information and bird sighting locations to visitors.
Registration reopens February 2023
RV Volunteer Caretakers at High Island - Returns Spring 2023Camp out at High Island in exchange for 24 hours of service per week. Volunteers will conduct a wide range of tasks at our bird sanctuaries while based at our Coastal Operations Center.
Photo by Alexander Muse, Flickr Creative Commons
Volunteering as a Group
If you are interested in your group working with us, please email us at email@example.com. Two months lead time and funding support are needed to develop a project. Note: Small groups and families are also welcome to join us for our regularly scheduled work parties.
Corporate groups should contact Julie Gold at firstname.lastname@example.org, 281-888-1768
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If you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, please email email@example.com