Michigan Audubon benefits from the invaluable contribution of approximately 4200 volunteer "units." That is to say, many individual volunteers contribute to more than one research, education, or conservation activity annually. The thousands of volunteer hours recorded each year help sustain our mission.
Volunteers help maintain operational functions in the Lansing headquarters on a weekly basis. In addition there are scores of volunteers that help with off site events such as the Annual Conference, Cranefest, Tawas Point Birding Festival, Migration Celebration, Cerulean Warbler Festival, and numerous activities held at our sanctuaries throughout the year.
There are also hundreds of citizen scientists that gather bird data throughout the state. These volunteers collect data that is compiled and reported in Michigan Audubon's science journal Michigan Birds and Natural History and contributes greatly to our ability to track bird populations and their breeding and migration activities.
Each of the 19 sanctuaries across the state is maintained by individual volunteer stewards or stewardship groups. There are about 100-150 volunteers working to manage the sites by participating in periodic work bees to maintain trails, control invasive species, and support other management activities at Michigan Audubon sanctuaries.
Members of the Michigan Audubon board of directors all serve as volunteers. They support and promote Michigan Audubon's mission throughout the state and are responsible for policy and fiscal oversight. Many also serve as volunteers at events, on bird counts, at sanctuaries, and as active members of local chapters.
We welcome volunteers with all types of skills, from office help to field research and monitoring. Check our Volunteer Activities page for some current opportunities. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer as there are many opportunities that may not be listed on our website.
Michigan Audubon • PO Box 15249 • Lansing, Michigan 48901
Phone: (517) 641-4277 • Fax: (517) 641-4279 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org