Adult Volunteers

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

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 monthly. After completing this training, volunteers can participate in the Greeter Program, Horticulture Program, and Audubon’s Special Events/Projects. All other volunteer opportunities become available after additional interviews and training, which are described in detail below.

Explore the many 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. Choose a category and apply today to work on the wild side at Audubon Nature Institute!