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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8:30 am High Island Work Party
8:00 am CANCELED - Raptor Center Work Party
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Long-term and skills-based volunteer roles
We are looking for a volunteer who can assist our education team in leading our Bayou Buddies program at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary.
Houston Audubon has partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texan By Nature, and other partners to figure out how we can protect migrating birds from window strike deaths. Join this important citizen-science project and make a difference.
Use your photography skills to help Houston Audubon protect and promote birds and our programs. Volunteer photographers can be of any skill level. Photo assignments will start out with remote and independent projects, once COVID threats have passed we will expand to events.
Spring Migration at High Island is one of Houston Audubon's busiest times of the year, and we rely on a small army of volunteers to keep things running at Boy Scout Woods and Smith Oaks. If you enjoy birding, getting out of the city, and camaraderie with fellow bird enthusiasts than this is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.
Volunteer Program Assistant
If you want to get behind the scenes and learn what it takes to make a volunteer program run, this is the volunteer role for you! Get started with data entry and general program support before delving in to bigger projects. This role is based at the Houston Audubon Headquarters at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary in Memorial City.
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
Houston Audubon welcomes your group's participation at our sanctuaries! Schools, churches, scout troops, corporations, and community agencies are key partners in achieving our mission of conservation and habitat protection. If you are interested in your group working with us, please complete a group volunteer request form. Volunteer Manager Lauren Miheli will contact you after your request is received. Generally, 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
Volunteer from Home
On the Horizon
These volunteer opportunities will be open in 6 - 9 months. Sign up for email updates to be the first to know when the dates are set. Use the form at the bottom of this page to get our Volunteer newsletter.
Birding on the Fly Team
Meet the public where they are to share your love of birding and conservation with new communities around Houston. Volunteers will work with staff to bring high powered birding scopes and binoculars to community events and neighborhood parks to expose people to the diversity of birds in our own backyards. Events start in April after a group training session.
Beach Nesting Monitors and Stewards
Protect shorebirds at Bolivar Flats and Anahuac NR by interacting with the ATV and Jeep communities, reminding them that the beach is valuable nesting habitat and educating them about the mission of Houston Audubon.
Social Media Influencers
Come tweet about the birds at a Houston Audubon event.
Sign up to volunteer now!
Now that you've reviewed our volunteer needs please complete the appropriate application below. If you have any questions please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Lauren Miheli, or call her at 713-932-1639 ext.102