Volunteer Events

Volunteer Events and Orientations

Horseshoe Crab Monitoring at Plumb Beach 2018. Photo: Jenny Spector
New York City Audubon could not be successful in carrying out its mission of protecting the wild birds and habitats of New York City without the help of its corps of brilliant community scientists and dedicated volunteers. Volunteer to help out in the field and make a difference for New York City’s wildlife and natural areas! See below for upcoming volunteer opportunities such as habitat cleanups and orientations for community science projects like Project Safe Flight, Horseshoe Crab Monitoring, and more!
Project Safe Flight Volunteer Annie Novak. Photo: Sophie Butcher
Project Safe Flight Volunteer Annie Novak. Photo: Sophie Butcher
Project Safe Flight Sample Orientation with Description
Tuesday, March 4, 2021, 6-7pm
Zoom Meeting
Light and glass pose major threats to migratory birds as they move through New York City. Help NYC Audubon biologists collect data on building collisions during migration by monitoring designated buildings for collisions. This opportunity requires a time commitment of about one hour one morning a week from April through early June.
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Plumb Beach Cleanup
Tuesday, May 9, 2021, 11am-2pm
Plumb Beach
Each winter, debris winds up in our waters and washes up on our shores. It’s unsightly and polluting, and it prevents urban wildlife like migratory birds and horseshoe crabs from feeding and nesting on the beaches. Come out on a spring day and get our beaches ready for them. All equipment is supplied, as well as snacks and water. Transportation via bus from Manhattan is available for a limited number of volunteers. Advance registration is required.
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Tribute in Light 2018. Photo: Sean Sime
Tribute in Light 2018. Photo: Sean Sime
Tribute in Light Orientation
Wednesday, September 5, 2021, 5-6pm
NYC Audubon Office

Each year a tireless group of volunteers monitors the Tribute in Light to ensure that migrating birds do not become entrapped in the light beams. 
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Project Safe Flight Volunteer Annie Novak. Photo: Sophie Butcher
Project Safe Flight Volunteer Annie Novak. Photo: Sophie Butcher
Project Safe Flight sample orientationTuesday, March 4, 2021, 6-7pmZoom Meeting
Beach CleanupTuesday, May 9, 2021, 11am-2pmPlumb Beach
Tribute in Light OrientationWednesday, September 5, 2021, 5-6pmNYC Audubon Office