Lane County Audubon sponsors and participates in community events for education and outreach. Here are the latest Volunteer Opportunities
Booth and tabling coordinator. This person schedules and sets up the LCAS booth or table at local events both large (booth) and small (table). All materials for both types of events are kept in a storage unit and can be loaded into your vehicle at your convenience. A booth staffing schedule is set up in advance, with an email list of volunteers provided. The time commitment for this position is about 3-4 hours 3-4 times per year. Shadowing with the current coordinator will be provided, so orientation for this position is spread out over the year. Contact Ron Renchler at email@example.com or 541-345-0834 for more information.
Booth and tabling staff. Our booth provides local festival attendees with info on LCAS’s bird outings and bird-related presentations, as well as educational and conservation efforts. Two-hour time slots are usually scheduled, with two volunteers scheduled at the same time. No experience is necessary; training will be provided. The time commitment for booth staffers is about 2 hours 3-4 times per year. Join our email list today and we’ll let you know when and where you can volunteer for LCAS’s next booth or tabling event!
Bird Display Volunteer Needed. Lane County Audubon Society needs a volunteer to organize, schedule, and set up its taxidermied bird displays. In the past, LCAS’s bird specimens have been displayed at local schools, public libraries, and other sites. LCAS has a variety of taxidermied birds housed in plastic display units, along with several egg and nest displays. All specimens are covered by LCAS’s educational permit issued by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife and are comprehensively listed in a spreadsheet we have developed.
Contacts at various libraries and schools are already established, so reaching out to persons at potential sites for the displays is easy. This volunteer position requires only a couple of hours of time each month. A basic knowledge of spreadsheets is useful.
Lead Discovery Tours for school children in upcoming fall programs at Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Explore nature with kids and help them discover the joy of the natural world! Training is provided. Nature guides are asked to lead a minimum of one morning tour per week during the school program (late September through early November in fall). This opportunity can also be an internship for students at U of O or LCC. CONTACT: Sara Spoden via email or call 541-741-4110.
We’re looking for a Program Tech Person for Hybrid Zoom/In Person Presentations. Ability to set up computer, video and sound for both Zoom and Live program audience. Needed once a month on 4th Tuesday evenings (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm) 8 times per year ( Sept, Oct, Nov and Jan- May)
Join our Bird Walk Team to help plan, organize, and implement bird walks. Help respond to requests from out-of-town visitors to show them our wonderful local birding locations! We would really like to have multiple birders involved in this fun and rewarding effort. For more into contact Maeve Sowles at 541.343.8664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for our Annual Bee Surveys at Rasor Park on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 12 pm – 2 pm and at Westmoreland Park, Wednesday, May 10, 12 pm – 2 pm. Nets and collecting jars will be provided as well as people to help identify our native bees. Lane Audubon is proud to be a member of the Pollinator Protection Committee to support the City of Eugene as a Bee City USA member. Eugene has been part of this effort since 2018.
“Office” Assistant: Lane Audubon needs assistance with typical office work, such as acknowledging members’ renewals and donations. We also need help with announcement flyers and social media postings designed to recruit volunteers for community activities. Excel, Publisher, Word, and internet skills required, while working from your computer. We do not have an office space.
Adams Elementary and Camino/River Road Elementary both have work parties to get native, pollinator-friendly plants flourishing. Come to Adams April 9 or May 14, 9-11 a.m. Contact Cecelia Hagen at email@example.com for information about Camino work parties and other ways you can help.
Help with our new native pollinator-friendly garden, made possible by the Lane County Audubon Society. Please bring gloves. Adams Elementary School is at 950 W 22nd Ave., Eugene, Oregon. For directions see the calendar.
Bird Walk Leaders
Lead bird walk at pre-arranged site to share sightings and identification of species encountered along the way. Encourage and teach new birders and those attending to be respectful of the birds showing good birding etiquette. Enhance the experience with local knowledge of the particular area.