Volunteering with LCAS is a great way to meet new people, give back to the community, and—best of all—have fun!
For more information, fill out the form on this page, or contact Maeve Sowles at 541.343.8664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are the “green energy” that drives the activities of the Lane Audubon chapter. The only way we are able to keep our projects running is with folks who have some time, talent, and initiative to help. We welcome your involvement in helping us advocate for the birds. Building our core group of volunteers is our most powerful means for reaching out to the community and engaging the public with our goals of education and conservation.
We care about wildlife and their habitats, and we also care about people. We advocate for environmental education and conservation programs throughout Lane County. We are committed to a community free of any kind of discrimination based on race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and national or ethnic origin.
We welcome your involvement in helping us advocate for the birds. Our many and varied outreach activities include:
- Program meetings eight times a year. We’ve begun a hybrid version (in-person plus Zoom) for in-person and at-home audiences. An added bonus is that previous programs are now available for viewing on YouTube!!
- Audubon Adventures educational kits for school classrooms.
- Audubon in the Schools our own drawing instruction modules that use bird specimens to teach children both art technique and natural history. This group is also participating in some Beginning Birding Outdoor School sessions.
- Twice-monthly bird walks. Join in the outdoor birding fun with our group. See the Bird Walks page under Events
- Twice-yearly events at the Agate Hall chimney, highlighting the spring and fall migrations of Vaux’s Swifts. See the Calendar under Events and Vaux’s Swifts information.
- Our annual year-end Christmas Bird Count; the 2023 count will be December 31, 2023.
- Booth events, where we interact with the community, answer questions, and provide bird and natural history handouts.
- Conservation activism focused on preserving habitat diversity. Our efforts to protect habitat can make a difference in the long-term survival of the birds we enjoy watching. This is a never-ending challenge!
- Our Lane Audubon phone, 541.485.BIRD, is answered by volunteers who give birding advice and help people with bird IDs and other questions.
- Our monthly newsletter The Quail provides Field Note reports of interesting bird sightings, conservation reports on issues that need attention, and announcements of Lane Audubon activities.
- The LCAS Facebook, Instagram, and Website help us reach out to the online community with current topics and events. Our Website is updated frequently and includes a wealth of helpful and interesting historical resources.
- A newly established University of Oregon Student Bird Club, thanks to Isaac Scott’s efforts.
- Monthly Board meetings, which are a great way to learn about all these activities and get to know us. If you are interested in attending a Board meeting, just ask!