Looking for information on the Leadership Institute for Nature, Kids, and Stewardship? Please click here.

 

Restoration Volunteer Saturdays

Second and Fourth Saturday’s May-September

Drop in anytime between 9am-12pm.  A variety of physical and nonphysical activities focusing on planting seedlings, mulching, and monitoring and pulling weeds. Please bring a pair of work gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Questions? Contact Trinity.

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Sprouts Club

If you are between the ages of 5 and 18, love to get dirty, be outside and volunteer join the Sprouts Club which meets on Restoration Volunteer Saturdays! Get a stamp for every hour you volunteer! If you earn 15 hours by October 1st, you will get a “I volunteer at the Audubon Center” t-shirt! Questions? Contact Trinity.

Opportunities for Groups: 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 Trinity Pierce, Land Stewardship Coordinator, 259-5099 ext. 304 or restoration@mtaudubon.org.

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.

  1. Maintenance Assistant
  2. Special Events Assistant
  3. Teacher Naturalist Assistant
  4. Administrative Assistant
  5. 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.

Volunteer Spotlight

Jeremy Brooks

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!

 

 

Audubon Center Wish List

  1. warm jackets, hats, and gloves
  2. children’s rain coats
  3. children’s boots
  4. youth lifejackets
  5. canoes
  6. kayaks
  7. fly-fishing rods
  8. animal skulls and hides
  9. professionally mounted birds/animals
  10. field guides: plants and animals
  11. nature-related storybooks
  12. car or mini-van
  13. garden tools (especially shovels)

For more information on how to get involved contact Darcie at (406) 294-5099