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
8:00 am Raptor Center Work Party
8:30 am Coastal Natives Nursery Volunteer Work Day
8:30 am High Island Work Day
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Long-term and skills-based volunteer roles
2023 marks the return of exclusive enamel appreciation pins for High Island Volunteers! The only way to receive this special pin with the 2023 patch artwork on it is to volunteer at one of our High Island Sanctuaries for Spring Migration. Click the link above for info on how to earn a 2023 pin!
High Island Volunteer Pin - 2023
To receive this exclusive pin, volunteers must either 1) be a returning volunteer from 2022, or 2) contribute 24 hours of service at our High Island Sanctuaries during Spring Migration.
Eligible volunteer activities include:
The pin is beautiful hard enamel and 2 inches in diameter to preserve the scientific accuracy of the bird art. Its magnetic attachment makes it very versatile as it can be worn as a badge, or affixed to any metal object like a fridge or other prominent space in your home.
For more info on how to earn the badge, visit the volunteer links above, or email email@example.com
The 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. If you enjoy helping people spot birds, answering questions, and are looking for a great way to bird while volunteering, we would love to have you out. No experience is necessary as our techs and in-charge volunteers will assist you, however, if you do have experience to share it will be greatly appreciated!
Assist the Smith Oaks and Boy Scout Woods Sanctuaries with admission and merchandise sales, maintain daily sightings lists, and provide sanctuary information and bird sighting locations to visitors. No experience needed as training is given on site.
RV Volunteer Caretakers - High Island SanctuariesHook up your RV for free at High Island in exchange for 24 hours of volunteer service per week. Volunteers will conduct a wide range of tasks at our bird sanctuaries while based at our Coastal Operations Center.
Houston Audubon is looking for volunteers at our world-class urban wildlife haven, Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary.
Join our Education Team monthly and help us maintain and improve our grounds and aviaries!
High Island Work Days are held once a month, October through March on the second Saturday of the month. We start work around 8:30 AM and work until about noon, when we break for lunch, provided by Houston Audubon and prepared by the lunch crew. Activities range from sanctuary general maintenance to habitat restoration.
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.
Volunteering as a Group
If you are interested in your group working with us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, 281-888-1768
Sign up to volunteer now!
If you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org