Volunteer Events

 

To RSVP for a volunteer event or training, or to learn more about a particular volunteer opportunity, please write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. *, or call 212-691-7483 x317.

*Please put the name of the event you are interested in into the subject line of the email.

Urban Oasis for McGolrick Park

[b]"McGolrick Park Native Plant Garden planting event, June 28, 2014"[/b][br]© Chris Kreussling*"McGolrick Park Native Plant Garden planting event, June 28, 2014"
© Chris Kreussling*
 

Help us develop and maintain an urban oasis in Greenpoint's McGolrick Park. We have recently finished planting a quarter-acre native plant garden that will help attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to the park. Volunteers are needed for post-planting biodiversity and care/maintenance. Local Greenpoint residents are ideal. If interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  

 Project Safe Flight Fall 2014

 [b]An Injured Warbler from a Building Collision[/b][br]© NYC AudubonAn Injured Warbler from a Building Collision
© NYC Audubon
 

There are many ways to participate in Project Safe Flight! Volunteers can monitor buildings weekly for window collisions (September 1-November 1); pick up injured birds and transport them to the Wild Bird Fund (as needed); participate in our Tribute in Light monitoring event on Sept. 11; and more. The next training dates for these Project Safe Flight activities are below:

Tribute in Light Monitoring
With the Municipal Art Society

UPDATED!   When: Tuesday, September 2, from 6-7pm
Where: NYC Audubon office @ 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1523

Injured Bird Transporting
With the Wild Bird Fund

When: September 9, 6-7pm
Where: The Wild Bird Fund, 565 Columbus Avenue,New York,NY 10024 (between 87th and 88th Streets)

 

 For the Birds! 

[b]For the Birds![/b]For the Birds!

Training Session: Thursday, September 28, 9:30am-12pm

Audubon New York’s For the Birds! Program is looking for volunteer to help connect NYC students to birds! For the Birds! is an elementary education program that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. During a 4, 8 or 16 week session, students in grades 2 through 4 learn about their natural environment through classroom lessons, outdoor field trips, and a conservation project designed to improve bird habitat in the local community. For the Birds! exposes students, usually for the first time, to the concept that their neighborhoods provide valuable habitat to birds and other urban wildlife. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jill Agnello, For the Birds! Teacher Naturalist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 212-979-3077. Click here to learn more.

 

 International Coastal Cleanup 2014

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

Saturday, September 20, 10am-2pm
(Rain date: September 27, 12-4pm)

The International Coastal Cleanup is a multi-state effort to improve coastline habitat. We will be returning to the beach at North Channel Bridge this fall, an area used by species like the American Oystercatcher. North Channel Bridge is close to the Harbor Heron Islands, the newly restored Elder Marsh, and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Help us clear the beach and raise awareness of the importance of coastal areas to birdlife!  This year's cleanup is being coordinated by the American Littoral Society.

Equipment, refreshments, and transportation from Manhattan are provided. To see a report of last year's International Coastal Cleanup, you can visit this page on the Ocean Conservancy website.

The bus will depart from the NYC Audubon office @ 71 West 23rd Street on at 9am. Seats are limited, so reservations are first-come, first-served: please let us know if you want a seat when you email your RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ! There is also public transportation available to Broad Channel, ask us for details.

 

 Be a Good Egg Orchard Beach Cleanup

[b]Oystercatcher Eggs[/b][br] Erin Eve*Oystercatcher Eggs
Erin Eve*

Saturday, September 20, 10am-2pm

As a part of 2014 International Coastal Cleanup Day, Be a Good Egg NYC is taking part in a beach cleanup at Orchard Beach. Garbage on the beach attracts animals such as gulls, foxes, and raccoons that will readily prey on beach-nesting birds and their young. This beach cleanup will make a huge difference to beach-nesting and migratory shorebirds!

Volunteers can meet at the Orchard Beach Nature Center at Section 2 (the North end) at 10 am. We'll be clearing the shore of Twin Island N of the boardwalk. Cleanup supplies will be provided. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested.

 

 Annual Raptor Fest at Prospect Park

[b]Red-tailed Hawk [/b][br]© Steve NanzRed-tailed Hawk
© Steve Nanz

Sunday, October 5, 12-3pm

Help out at the annual Raptor Fest at Prospect Park. Raptor Fest celebrates hawks, falcons, owls and other birds of prey and educates attendees with an afternoon of kids activities, flight demonstrations, and more. Help manage proper sight lines for flight demonstrations, keep dogs and people at safe distances, and lend some of your raptor expertise to event attendees. If interestered, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Please check back with us soon for more Volunteer Events!

For more information on volunteering in New York City, click here.

For information on helping to clean up parks, click here.

To read more about NYC Audubon's conservation efforts, click here.



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