Volunteer Opportunities

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is a non-profit conservation organization which relies heavily on our volunteer friends for support. Opportunities to help Audubon include volunteering, community service or as an intern. We have fun, rewarding opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds.  We love to partner with high schools, college groups, scout groups, fraternities & sororities, community service programs and corporate teams.

Click here to become a volunteer!

Administrative Support

Osprey Monitoring Data:  Are you comfortable with computers (Access, MA Publisher, Website) and want to help the Rhode Island-wide Osprey Monitoring Program? Audubon has an opportunity for someone to compile Osprey observations and help create the annual publication.


Nature Center Naturalist

      This position is all about connecting people with nature!  Show visitors the exhibits and trails at our Nature Center in Bristol, RI. Talk with folks about local plants and animals, show them our resident wildlife and lead informal tours. Please have a love of nature and a willingness to interact with the public.  We ask that you commit to a regular 4-hour shift per week.

Citizen Science

Audubon has several projects which rely on citizen scientists: Click here to learn more.

Wildlife Refuge Support

     Bird Box Monitors:   Conservation Volunteer needed for a one-time project to check bird at Powder Mill Ledges, Caratunk or Fisherville Brook wildlife refuges. 

    Refuge and Maintenance Volunteer at our refuge in Bristol:  This position support's the Center’s Caretaker with various aspects of upkeep for the Center’s 28 acre wildlife refuge.  This may include landscaping, trail maintenance, boardwalk repair, refuge clean-up, minor carpentry and other similar tasks. Work requires physical exertion and/or physical strain and the ability to lift 50 lbs.  Volunteers must be available at least one day a week between 9:30 am and 1:30pm, Monday through Friday.


Special Events 

Throughout the year, Audubon hosts a variety of special events.  We always need many volunteers with varying skill sets in order to make these events happen! Stay updated by joining our Volunteer Newsletter or contact to learn more about upcoming events.


Intern Opportunities

Gain useful, practical experience with a well-established not-for-profit conservation organization.  Please send your resume or questions to or fill out the volunteer form (be sure to upload a copy of your resume).

We offer internships in the following areas: 

Conservation: Gain experience working on nearly 10,000 acres of wildlife refuges.
           Click here for the position description

Development / Fundraising:  Conduct research, maintain databases, create annual appeals, participate in special events.
           Click here for the position description.

Communications & Marketing: Gain experience with e-newsletters, news releases, media alerts.  Design flyers, develop PSAs and more!
           Click here for the position description.

Information Technology (IT) Intern: Gain experience in staff support, systems integration, network administration, upgrades and hardware maintenance.

          Click here for the position description

Finance (CURRENTLY FILLED):  This position will provide great experience in nonprofit finance, an understanding of business software, research and problem solving. 
           Click here for a position description.


Community Service Through Audubon

      We offer service opportunities for school-based, court-ordered, faith-based, family and corporate service needs.  Service opportunities are typically conducted at our headquarters in Smithfield or our Nature Center in Bristol.