An Audubon Nature Institute volunteer shows a white rat to a small girl.

Due to the ongoing impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently holding any new volunteer orientations until at least Spring of 2022. If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to be contacted when orientations resume, you may share your interest below.


Join the wildest team in town by becoming an Audubon Nature Institute volunteer! Audubon offers a wide variety of fun and exciting volunteer opportunities. Volunteers support Audubon’s mission of celebrating the wonders of nature by assisting and engaging our guests, helping with horticulture in our parks and gardens, providing educational chats and animal encounters, and assisting with animal care and welfare.

If you love nature and are looking for a fun new experience, Audubon is the place for you! To become an adult Audubon volunteer, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Complete the online application
  • Attend the four-hour Audubon Volunteer Orientation class
  • Meet all stated program expectations/requirements

Audubon Volunteer Orientations are offered quarterly. After completing this training, volunteers can participate in horticulture or special events and projects. All other volunteer opportunities become available after additional training, which is described in detail below.

Explore the volunteer opportunities available at Audubon’s nature-themed facilities. Each program description includes information about the Audubon facility where the opportunity will available, training requirements, minimum service expectations, fees, and volunteer requirements.