Volunteer

Eastside Audubon offers a variety of opportunities to volunteer in ways that help birds, other wildlife, and our communities in eastern King County.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in any of the following open volunteer opportunities, email our office to learn more!

Position Title: Treasurer, Board of Directors

Purpose: The treasurer is a member of the board of directors and serves Eastside Audubon by managing the financial matters of the organization.

Qualifications: All board members must display a commitment to the organization and an understanding of the organization and its principles, mission, goals, and services. Board members should also know the responsibilities of governance and management, and paid and volunteer staff. The treasurer must also display the following:

  • An understanding of non-profit finances.

  • Experience using QuickBooks.

Position Title: Habitat Restoration Volunteer

Anyone can do something useful at our regular work party at Marymoor Park on the first Saturday morning of every month. Come once or come often. Students: You can earn community service credit!

Position Title: Membership Services Volunteer

Purpose: The position of Membership Services Volunteer supports the work of our Membership team at Eastside Audubon.  The Membership Services Volunteer keeps our membership database up-to-date and sends communications to prospective, current and lapsed members.

Qualifications: Basic knowledge of a computer, data entry, and mail merges. Experience with document sharing software a plus.

Position Title: Online Publicity and Promotions Volunteer

Purpose: The position of Online Publicity and Promotions Volunteer serves as a member of the communications team for Eastside Audubon.  The Online Publicity and Promotions Volunteer publicizes Eastside Audubon’s upcoming events, classes, presentations, field trips, and assorted activities to the public through community bulletin boards, event calendars, and public forums.

Qualifications: Basic knowledge of a computer and data entry. Experience with document sharing software a plus. Ability to navigate different types of online bulletin boards, calendars, and forums efficiently.

Position Title: Social Media and Marketing Intern

Purpose: The Social Media and Marketing Intern supports Eastside Audubon by building awareness of the organization’s work through established communication channels

Qualifications:

  • Current college student with a major in communications, marketing, journalism, or public policy.

  • Understanding of basic communications approaches and strategies.

  • Writing and copy editing experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.

  • Self-motivated problem solver capable of working as part of a team.

  • Familiar with major social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.

  • Experience with SquareSpace and Hootsuite a plus.

Position Title: Newsletter Editor

Purpose: The newsletter editor supports Eastside Audubon by building awareness of the organization’s work through an established monthly electronic newsletter. The content of the newsletter may include chapter news, such as recently completed events, accomplishments, and upcoming events, as well as conservation, environmental and birding issues. The electronic newsletter is published nine times a year.

Qualifications: The newsletter editor must display an understanding of the organization and its principles, mission, goals, and services. The editor must also display the following:

  • Good writing skills.

  • Ability to edit for grammar, spelling, and consistency.

  • Ability to use email and word processing software.

  • Ability to work to a deadline and prompt others to meet a deadline.

Position Title: Newsletter Publisher

Purpose: The newsletter publishing volunteer supports Eastside Audubon by building awareness of the organization’s work through an established monthly electronic newsletter. The content of the newsletter may include chapter news, such as recently completed events, accomplishments, and upcoming events, as well as conservation, environmental and birding issues. The electronic newsletter is published nine times a year.

Qualifications: The newsletter publishing volunteer must display an understanding of the organization and its principles, mission, goals, and services. The volunteer must also display the following:

  • Experience using email-marketing software like Constant Contact or Survey Monkey or comfort learning design tools.  

  • Ability to use Flickr and photo editing software.

  • Ability to add articles and photos to web using Squarespace.

  • Ability to work to a deadline and prompt others to meet a deadline.

Occasional Volunteering

Perfect for Eastside Audubon members with a schedule that prevents an indefinite commitment! To receive a message when Eastside Audubon needs volunteers for a short project of finite duration, please subscribe to the Opportunities email list. Send a request to subscribe.

Current Volunteers - Timesheet

A timesheet for current volunteers can be downloaded here.