Celebrate National Public Lands Day and Together Green Volunteer Days
Join the Audubon Center, Montana Conservation Corps and BLM on Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 9am at Sundance Lodge in Laurel, MT. Volunteers will help maintain trails, remove/repair fencing, clear brush and much more. Lunch will be provided. Want to car pool? Meet at the Audubon Center at 8:30am to ride in our van, car pool with other volunteers or follow us to the site. To register please email Mihail Kennedy or call him at 294-5099. This event is partially sponsored by TogetherGreen Volunteer Day.
Volunteer Positions at the Center
We are looking for volunteers to help us with a wide variety of activities. Position titles are listed below. Please click on the position title to learn more about each volunteer opportunity.
- Maintenance Assistant
- Special Events Assistant
- Teacher Naturalist Assistant
- Administrative Assistant
- Marketing Assistant
If you are interested in applying for a volunteer position, please click here: Volunteer Application. Mail your completed application to: Volunteer Coordinator, Audubon Center, 7026 South Billings Blvd., Billings, MT, 59101.
If you have questions about the positions, call us at 294-5099.
Other Opportunities: Volunteer Land Stewards
In addition to being a community conservation education center, the Audubon Center is an ambitious habitat restoration site. Restoring the 54-acre site from gravel mine to wildlife habitat is an essential part of the Center’s story. Tasks include: plant trees, care for the plant nursery, irrigate new plantings, pull weeds, build trails, and more. These are fun and rewarding days that improve wildlife habitat and help build pride in the community. Are you or a group interested in getting involved? Contact Mihail Kennedy, Land Stewardship Coordinator, 259-5099 ext. 304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Audubon Center hosted an Ice Cream Social for all of its loyal volunteers on Friday, June 29th. Volunteers enjoyed Wilcoxson’s ice cream with many delicious toppings and received flower pots painted by children in our summer camp program. Some volunteers and their families enjoyed canoeing on Wills’ Marsh in the twilight. The evening’s highlight was the presentation of the annual Volunteer of the Year Award. This year’s recipient was Jeremy Brooks. Jeremy will be a senior at West High School this coming year. He is currently working his second summer as a Naturalist in Training at our summer camps. Jeremy volunteered throughout the last school year. He helped with 12 weeks of after school programs, assisted with an all day school break camp and came in to the Center to care for our animals once a week. Jeremy is preparing to build a rack to store the Center’s canoes. This will be his Eagle Scout project. And Jeremy was kind enough to speak to a group of donors about his experiences at the Center. Jeremy is loved by all the students he works with and is a real asset to our education program. Thanks Jeremy!
Friends & Donations
The Audubon Center relies on donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support education programs, plan special events, and maintain the habitat restoration program and trails. Friends of the Audubon Center contributions help support the development of education curriculum, school partnerships, and the habitat restoration program. We invite you to show your support and become a Friend of the Audubon Center today and receive friends only benefits.
Audubon Center Wish List
- warm jackets, hats, and gloves
- children’s rain coats
- children’s boots
- youth lifejackets
- 40 gallon aquarium/terrarium
- fly-fishing rods
- animal skulls and hides
- professionally mounted birds/animals
- cabinets with drawers to display bird study skins
- insect and spider guide books
- nature-related storybooks
- car or mini-van
- garden tools (especially shovels)
- snow shoes