Volunteering and Citizen Science

Volunteering and Citizen Science

Join the NH Audubon team! Volunteers at NH Audubon play a crucial role in the fulfillment of our mission. We could not accomplish all we do without them. Volunteers serve important functions in our statewide offices in Concord, four program centers, our 30+ sanctuaries, and field locations across the state. NH Audubon chapters are also run completely by volunteers. Volunteer positions will be posted below as the need arises.

Assist with the creation and distribution of publications such a bird checklists produced by NH Audubon. Primary tasks include stocking the NH Audubon store, maintaining inventory, creating new publications, preparing promotional materials, and tracking expenses and income. Proficiency with layout software, good writing ability and good organizational skills required. Experience with publications helpful. Familiarity with nature preferred. Contact Becky Suomala rsuomala@nhaudubon.org

Research specific foundations using on-line and in-house sources to determine if they are a potential fit for NH Audubon programs. Initial work will be researching an existing list of funder names. Experience with computers and excellent organization skills are required. Familiarity with NH Audubon is helpful, or a willingness to read through organization publications. The position requires a half day, once a week or once every other week, in the Concord office. Some work can be done from home once training is complete. Contact Becky Suomala, rsuomala@nhaudubon.org.

There are many different surveys for volunteers with varying abilities and time commitments. View a list of field surveys and other opportunities.

Prepare bird sighting data from 1987 to 2009 for upload into eBird from the New Hampshire Bird Records database. Tasks include reviewing and standardizing location names, researching locations that are vague or unclear, and mapping locations in eBird. It requires creative research skills and persistence to find old place names. Familiarity with Excel, eBird and Google Maps preferred. Good record keeping and attention to detail are important and some knowledge of birds (common vs. rare) is helpful. Some work can be done at home, but training and most research takes place in the Concord office. If you are interested this opportunity, contact Becky Suomala, rsuomala@nhaudubon.org, 603-224-9909 x309.

Assist with error checking and updating the NH database of bird sightings in eBird. The primary task for this position is to research location and information discrepancies in eBird reports and contact observers to resolve questions about their sightings. Additional tasks include requesting additional details on some reports and possible eBird review of older records. Proficiency with computers and familiarity with NH birds required, familiarity with eBird and internet tools preferred. Although some work may be done from home, most work will take place at the NH Audubon McLane Center in Concord. If you are interested this opportunity, contact Becky Suomala, rsuomala@nhaudubon.org, 603-224-9909 x309.

The Backyard Winter Bird Survey is looking for a volunteer Project Assistant to help with office tasks including processing incoming surveys, recording donations, responding to participants, and entering data in the computer. Experience with computers (including e-mail) and good attention to detail is required. The position requires a half day, once a week, in the Concord office. If you are interested this opportunity, contact Becky Suomala, rsuomala@nhaudubon.org, 603-224-9909 x309.

We are looking for someone to help in the many and varied tasks needed to keep our publication running smoothly. This volunteer will computerize and maintain our subscription files, maintain publication files, respond to subscribers via email and letters, assist with solicitation of new subscribers, and prepare materials for mailings; including labeling, copying, stuffing envelopes, researching addresses, and comparing names on lists, as well as other duties as assigned. Experience with computers and good attention to detail is required. The position requires a half day, once a week, in the Concord office. If you are interested this opportunity, contact Becky Suomala, rsuomala@nhaudubon.org, 603-224-9909 x309.

This volunteer position will make weekly updates to our display boards at the Pollinator Garden at the McLane Center in Concord. The task involves checking to see what plants are in bloom, taking photos of plants and pollinators, and creating species information cards for the garden display. Person must be familiar with the computer and interested in researching plants and insects. If you are interested, contact If you are interested contact Diane De Luca.

We are looking for volunteer gardeners who can help once a week in the Pollinator Garden at the McLane Center in Concord. Tasks involve weeding, watering, transplanting, moving dirt, and other tasks to help the garden thrive. If you are interested, contact Diane De Luca.

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers over the age of 18 to feed our resident raptors and reptiles at the McLane Center on occasional weekends and occasional weekdays when coverage is needed by our regular animal care specialist. Experience with raptor and reptile care and/or a related degree in wildlife biology, zoology, veterinary science or environmental science is preferred. We are willing to train the right person. Responsibilities include food preparation, feeding animals, and recording care and observations of animal behavior. The care of our raptors and reptiles is a serious responsibility which requires a mature, reliable individual who is willing to follow instructions given by our staff animal care specialist. Please fill out a volunteer application and send it to Shelby Morelli, Education Coordinator at McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Rd. Concord, NH 03084 or email a volunteer application to Shelby Morelli.

Explore 39 wildlife sanctuaries throughout all 10 counties of New Hampshire.

Committed to the conservation of ecologically important lands.

We regularly observe and count 14 species at NH Audubon’s Raptor Observatories.

NH Audubon Protects

The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.

About Us

Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.