Volunteer Events

[b]Volunteers Work with NYC Audubon's Susan Elbin on Swinburne Island[/b]Volunteers Work with NYC Audubon's Susan Elbin on Swinburne Island © NYC Audubon

Volunteer Events
Want to roll up your sleeves and help improve or clean up sites important for birds? Join NYC Audubon for a morning or afternoon and lend a hand as plant native trees and shrubs, clear out invasive plants, or clean up our beaches for horseshoe crabs and shorebirds. We’ll provide the tools and training, you provide the muscle! No training required and all ages are welcome. (Children must be supervised by an adult.)

Looking for more in-depth volunteering opportunities, working with birds and conservation in New York City? Please click here to learn about opportunities to volunteer as a "citizen scientist" and help us with our conservation work.


[b]International Coastal Cleanup Day, 9/21/13 [/b][br]© NYC AudubonInternational Coastal Cleanup Day, 9/21/13
© NYC Audubon

Saturday, April 18, 10am-1pm

On Saturday, April 18, join NYC Audubon and NYC H2O for a volunteer beach cleanup at Plumb Beach, Brooklyn! Every May, horseshoe crabs come ashore at sites all across the northeastern United States to lay their eggs, providing a critical food source for migrating shorebirds. Plumb Beach is an important breeding ground for the crabs, and NYC Audubon has been engaged in an annual study of the crab population at Plumb Beach since 2009. Come out to help us clean up the beach and get it ready to welcome the crabs! The cleanup will run from 10am to 1pm on April 18. Optional bus transportation to Plumb Beach will be provided from Union Square in Manhattan (space is limited) – the bus will depart at 9am and will return to Union Square after the cleanup.

Registration is required; click here to sign up.

*Take Action banner photo of a Downy Woodpecker © Francois Portman

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