Volunteering

Volunteers at Greenbelt Forest Preserves. Photo: Daniel Suarez/Audubon Great Lakes

Contribute your time and talent to local conservation efforts.

Back in March, Audubon enacted plans to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure the safety of our staff and the communities we serve. Though the pandemic has limited our ability to look at birds and explore the outdoors, Audubon is reaching people where they are—in their homes and backyards and online. If you need to stay at home, but still want something to do, look no further than this birdy care package or The Nest.  

All Audubon Great Lakes stewardship events, educational programs nature centers will be closed until at least June 30, 2020. For more information, please read our COVID-19 Updates. Being outside in nature can help lift your spirits during challenging times. Audubon encourages everyone who can safely do so to use the outdoor trails at our nature centers—some trails are open, even if the center building itself is closed. For more information, please check our Audubon Center Closures page. All trail closure information is current.

Bird Monitoring & Walks

Illinois Marsh Bird Survey Volunteers
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Illinois Marsh Bird Survey Volunteers

Resources for volunteers of the Illinois Calumet Marsh Bird Survey

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Indiana Marsh Bird Survey Volunteers
Priority Birds

Indiana Marsh Bird Survey Volunteers

Resources for volunteers of the Indiana Marsh Bird Survey

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Call for Volunteers!
MI Birds

Call for Volunteers!

Spring is around the corner and our feathered friends need your help.

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Local Conservation & Restoration Efforts

Conservation Volunteers
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Conservation Volunteers

Get outdoors with the local conservation community and make a difference for birds and the places they need.

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Community Science

Be a Community Scientist

Take your love of the outdoors to the next level. Get involved with restoration and bird monitoring activities.

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Join local outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists in you area.

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Ways You Can Help