Ready to Volunteer?

Pick your passion! We have many different volunteer opportunities available, and there is something for everyone! Have an idea, but don't see a platform for it? Contact our President, Mary Keith, at mary.keith@tampaaudubon.org to see if we can work together.

Please remember that we depend on our volunteers, so if you make a commitment, we ask that you make every effort to keep it. We understand that life gets in the way, so if something comes up that prevents you from keeping your commitment, we just ask that you give the project coordinator as much advance notice as possible.

Thank you for volunteering with the Tampa Audubon Society!

Board of Directors

Annual

Are you committed to sharing your time and talents to help make the world a better place? Do you have specialized skills and expertise that could benefit our board’s work? Are you willing to be an enthusiastic advocate for an organization and encourage others to get involved? THEN WE WANT YOU!

The Board of Directors meets once a month for 2 hrs. Directors are frequently called upon to lead field trips, attend fundraising or education outreach events, and chair committees.

Bluebird Monitoring

Spring and Summer

Volunteers are needed on the trail each week to survey for nest activity, as well as one or two mornings in October or November to relocate unoccupied bluebird boxes to new locations where nesting might be more successful. For more information, contact Mary Miller.   

ARC at the Park

Annual

Get certified as a County volunteer to lead walks along the boardwalk, track visitor volume, answer questions and direct visitors as needed. Time commitment is once every few months for a weekend afternoon. Donate 4 hours a month to be a spokesperson for nature at Lettuce Lake Park.  Knowledge of animals, birds, insects, trees, and plants is a plus. You will receive orientation and training.  For more information, contact Roger Sheets, ARC Director.

Hooked Birds

December through March

Like hanging out at fishing piers, talking to fishermen, or paddling around the piers? Volunteers are needed daily to check the Sunshine Skyway and other local fishing piers for entangled or hooked birds and notify local rescuers. For more information, contact Sandy Reed. 

Beach Birds

March through August

Bird stewards are needed to monitor rooftop nests and educate the public about beach‐nesting shorebirds and seabirds from Clearwater Beach all the way south to Fort DeSoto Park. Stewards will especially be needed during weekends and busy holidays to assist in monitoring colonies. Colony protection efforts are organized in cooperation with Audubon Florida and local Audubon chapters. For more information, contact Holley Short of Audubon Florida.

Christmas Bird Count

December/early January

Surveys are completed in numerous locations in the Bay area and elsewhere to assess current bird populations.  All levels of birding skills are needed for spotting and counting. For more information, contact Mary Keith anytime in the month of November or December, or contact one of the regional coordinators listed below:

Colony Watch

October 1 though April 30

Survey colonies of nesting wading birds,  check numbers and monitor the welfare of the colonies. Responsible for surveys twice a month with a short one-page report each time. For more information, contact Ann Paul or Mark Rachal

Eagle Watch

October 1 though April 15

Volunteers monitor eagle nest twice a month for 20 minutes and submit short reports.  For more information, contact Nancy Murrah of Raptor Rescue of Tampa Bay.       

Jay Watch

June 15 through July 15

Conduct surveys at various location around 8 counties.  Training sessions occur in April or May. Contact Jacqui Sulek in March to get a list of training dates and locations as well as choose which counts to conduct in June/July. 

How You Can Help

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