Get Involved

NSAS is an all-volunteer organization. To make our programs successful, we need membership involvement in all of our activities. Donating even a few hours of time can help a lot. There are all sorts of fun ways to get involved from helping out with a classroom visit, bird walk or special event, to monitoring your own area for breeding birds, to helping find new and better ways for our Audubon chapter to make a difference.


NSAS volunteers demonstrating assembly
of a bird box © 2010 Stephanie Turnipseed

Why Volunteer?

There are lots of good reasons, including:

  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Give back to your community
  • Try something new
  • Share your skills
  • HAVE FUN
  • LEARN
  • GROW


Current Volunteer Needs

Opportunities abound. We will keep the list below up-to-date with our current volunteer needs. Contact Sally Baumer (sally.birder@sbcglobal.net) or any Board member about these and other opportunities.

  • Outreach & tabling at various events: Volunteers are needed to help with designing exhibits and flyers, helping with PR, outreach at our welcome tables, and leading beginning bird walks for families. Only a couple of hours per volunteer and always great fun!
  • Communication Chair: We need an editor for our newsletter and help in getting the word out for our events and activities, also keeping up our email lists.
  • Citizen Science / Beginning Bird Walks: We are in great need of 1 or 2 volunteers to lead beginning bird walks twice a month. If we get two it would only be a commitment of one Saturday or Sunday morning per month and you would have a backup. Our previous Education Coordinator has relocated to San Diego and NSAS could really use some help to fill this gap.
  • Hospitality Chair: We need folks to help with refreshments at our monthly meetings.
  • Consider a Board position: We have many committee chair positions that need to be filled. Currently, we are looking for a Vice President, Director at Large and Communications Chair. Officer elections are held in May for President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, but you can participate now! Board Meetings are usually held six times a year on the last Monday of the month August through May, and members are welcome to attend and participate. Please contact a Board Member for more information.
Northern Flicker © 2013 Dave McMullen Lincoln's Sparrow © 2013 Dave McMullen Red-tailed Hawk © 2014 Dave McMullen Acorn Woodpecker © 2014 Dave McMullen Wilson's Warbler © 2012 Dave McMullen

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