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.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
7:30 pm Volunteer: Purple Martin Watch Party
Long-term and skills-based volunteer roles
If you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Assist the Smith Oaks and Boy Scout Woods Sanctuaries with admissions, merchandise sales, bird sighting locations/lists, and provide sanctuary information to visitors. No experience needed as training is provided.
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!
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.
The 2024 High Island volunteer appreciation pins have arrived! The only way to receive this special pin with the 2024 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 2024 pin!
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.
Do you love the trails at Edith L. Moore? Then please consider volunteering with the Tuesday Trail Crew! Projects include boardwalk construction and maintenance, litter pickups and trail trimming.
Extending the work of Houston Audubon Natives Nursery at Edith L. Moore, our High Island nursery location is growing out dozens of coastal-adapted species for restoration projects on all of our sanctuaries.
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.
Houston Audubon is looking for volunteers at our world-class urban wildlife haven, Edith L. Moore Nature 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.
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 days.
Corporate groups can visit this page to learn how they can get involved!