Love nature? Want to help share that love of nature with others? Consider applying to join Duval Audubon Society’s Board of Directors.
Founded in 1939, Duval Audubon Society is a chapter of Audubon Florida and the National Audubon Society. We currently have approximately 1,000 members in Clay, Duval and Nassau counties and are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Our chapter is dedicated to the enjoyment of birds and other wildlife. We have a primary focus on the preservation of a diversity of species and habitats through education, conservation, environmental leadership and community involvement. We offer a variety of field trips, programs, and volunteer opportunities that are open for anyone to attend.
We are an all-volunteer chapter governed by a Board of Directors who work together to determine the activities offered by the organization to further our mission, “Connecting people with nature, conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife.”
For our upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, we are anticipating two Board vacancies and would encourage anyone interested in serving as a Board member to apply. Board members are expected to attend monthly meetings and participate in chapter activities on a regular basis. Board Officers are appointed for a one-year term, and Directors serve for two years.
Here is a brief description of each upcoming Board position:
The Recording Secretary takes minutes at the monthly meetings of the Board and distributes them to all Board members in a timely manner. The Recording Secretary is appointed for a one-year term but may continue if willing and approved by the Board.
The Volunteer Coordinator helps with recruiting volunteers from the chapter membership and the community for chapter projects and activities such as leading field trips, representing the chapter at outreach events, helping with monthly cleanups, and other projects as determined by the Board. The Volunteer Coordinator serves a two-year term but may continue if willing and approved by the Board.
If you are committed to helping to connect people with nature, please consider applying to join us in managing our chapter. You don’t have to be a great birder but having a love for nature and a passion for protecting and conserving birds and other wildlife would make you a wonderful addition to our team!
Questions? Please feel free to contact Jody or any current Board member (http://duvalaudubon.org/index.php/get-to-know-us/board-of-directors).