Make a Difference in our Community: Volunteer!

Here are some of our current volunteer opportunities:

VolunteerCommunity Outreach: Assist with other volunteers in staffing the Duval Audubon booth at local events and festivals. Have fun interacting with the public while providing valuable education about birds and the environment. Experience or prior training is not necessary, and all materials/information provided. Contact community outreach director Johnna Bellen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Crosby Work Days: Duval Audubon is working to provide more opportunities for our members and the public to visit and help with projects at the Crosby Sanctuary in Orange Park, FL. Regular work days/field trips will be scheduled on the third Saturday of the month throughout the 2021/2022 season, September through May. Location: 427 Aquarius Concourse, Orange Park. For more information, contact sanctuary manager Pete Johnson at at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lights Out Northeast Florida: Lights Out Northeast Florida is a partnership between Duval Audubon Society, St. Johns County Audubon Society, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and our newest partner, Downtown Vision, Inc., that is part of a growing number of Lights Out initiatives across the country to encourage building managers and homeowners to reduce and turn off artificial lighting at night to ensure birds safe passage during their migration. Central to this initiative is the need to know how many birds are being killed or injured in the downtown Jacksonville area during migration. And here is where our team of volunteers will play such an important role. There is a need for volunteers to walk downtown areas during spring and fall migration and count birds that have been either killed or injured by window strikes. Visit our Lights Out Northeast Florida page for more information about this volunteer opportunity.

Shorebird Stewarding: Like birds? Like the beach? We have just the opportunity for you! The Timucuan Shorebird Partnership is looking for bird stewards to help our imperiled shorebirds nest safely! All you need are a few hours to spend at nesting sites and a desire to help the public share the beach responsibly with our feathered friends. In Duval, the primary location is Huguenot Memorial Park. Other areas are Little Talbot Island State Park, Amelia Island State Park, and Fort Clinch State Park. For more details, contact Chris Farrell, Audubon Florida's Northeast Florida Policy Associate, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Citizen Science Activities:

Monitoring Bald Eagle Nests (Audubon EagleWatch): Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida tracks Bald Eagle nesting through a network of volunteers. If you are interesting in participating in this citizen science program, download the registration form or email EagleWatch Program Manager Shawnlei Breeding at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about the EagleWatch program, visit

Shorebird Monitoring: There are several volunteer shorebird monitoring programs in our area available through the Florida Shorebird Alliance - doing bird surveys, monitoring Least tern rooftop nests, bird stewards and beach-nesting bird monitoring. All are an important step for shorebird awareness and protection in our area! It is also a good opportunity for folks to learn more about shorebirds and contribute to our community and our citizen science effort.

If you are interested in being a part of the Florida Shorebird Alliance, please reach out to them via their website at