As a science-based conservation organization, we take the COVID-19 threat seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to wear masks during indoor and group activities, and encourage our staff and volunteers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before interacting with others. Thank you for complying with our policies in advance.
Volunteer at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
Create Healthier Ecosystems and Connect People to Nature
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION DOCENT
One of the most rewarding jobs at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is Environmental Education Docent. Annually, we educate over 4,000 students per year in an effort to create meaningful connections between kids and the natural environment. Experience nature through a child’s eyes! Education docents typically work between 9:30am and 1:00pm on weekdays.
OUTREACH, EVENT, AND WEBINAR VOLUNTEERS
Prefer to engage with the local community? Participate in in-person outreaches and events that communicate our mission to the public. Handy with technology? Webinars usually occur in the evenings via zoom and you can volunteer from home!
VISITOR CENTER NATURALIST
Love nature AND people? Share our mission while welcoming visitors by providing info about our natural history, bird hotspots, native plants and wildscape, programs, and conservation projects from the comfort of the Visitor Center.
Ensure our trails remain passable and birds and other wildlife viewable. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys a nature experience with plenty of exercise! Be ready to walk and conduct activities such as tree trimming, brush removal, removing weeds, and assisting our on-site staff. Shifts are flexible.
Love gardening and want to learn more about native plants? Help maintain our demonstration wildscape and gardens. Spend time outside with the birds, bees, butterflies and other creatures that make these gardens a magical fairyland. Shifts are flexible or participate in our 2nd Saturday Habitat Days.
COMMUNITY SCIENCE DOCENT
Get up close and personal with the creatures who depend on Mitchell Lake habitats. Bird monitoring and collecting data helps provide vital information for scientific trends and environmental threats.