Volunteer opportunities

The most generous gift to the Los Angeles Audubon Society is your time.

Whether you plan to volunteer every week, or bring a group for a day of service, your help is greatly appreciated. We offer many opportunities for volunteers interested in bringing the community together to appreciate, enjoy, and protect birds and nature. If you don't see something you like, share your skills - we always need people with a diverse set of skills to support our work.

Please fill out the form below to let us know your interest or read on to learn about some of our current volunteer opportunities.


Nature Tour Volunteer Docent

Seeking volunteers to lead nature walks for school children, to teach them about the natural history and native habitats of our local nature spaces. No experience is necessary, just a love of the outdoors and a willingness to work with children. Naturalist training will be provided. Tours and training are conducted at one of the following program sites:


Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, Playa del Rey

  • Training begins in September

  • Tours occur Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-noon

  • Volunteer commitment: 2 tours per month

  • Contact Cindy Hardin @ 310-301-0050 or cindyhardin@laaudubon.org


Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Baldwin Hills

  • Training begins in October

  • Tours occur Fridays, 9am-noon

  • Volunteer commitment: 6 tours per school year

  • Contact Cindy Hardin @ 310-301-0050 or cindyhardin@laaudubon.org


Endangered Species Monitor

Seeking volunteers to help monitor the shorebirds at Los Angeles County Beaches. In these projects, Los Angeles Audubon works with project biologists and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. Volunteers receive training and then help monitor the bird colonies. These are great opportunities to learn about beach conservation and urban wildlife, suitable for families, students, and all Angelenos!

Threatened Western Snowy Plover Project

  • Training begins in January

  • Contact: volunteer@laaudubon.org

  • project page

Endangered California Least Tern Project

  • Training begins in April/May

  • Volunteer commitment: one hour each week mid-April to mid-August

  • Contact:  volunteer@laaudubon.org

  • project page


Habitat Restoration Volunteer

The restoration work is accomplished through the support from community volunteers which are needed for 1-2 hours during weekday mornings at the park for removal of invasive weeds. Our schedule is flexible and we can assign times that work best for you. For more information and to schedule your volunteer time at Kenneth Hahn Park please contact: Eleanor Osgood 310-839-5420 or email gardenbird1@att.net.


Administrative Support

As we enter the the first full year of our new strategic plan, we are looking for interested individuals with experience, resources, or connections to support our organization's growth and longevity. Please read below for some additional ways to get involved:

Endowment Committee

  • Seeking advice, resources, and/or connections to help grow our education and conservation programs. We value your input!

  • Contact: carolbabeli@laaudubon.org

Social Media

  • Are you a tech-savvy social butterfly? Do you like to tweet, insta, and fb live? If so we could use your help!

  • Contact: rmjeffers@laaudubon.org

Business Development

  • Have skills in web development, marketing, fundraising, administration? We'd love to hear from you!

  • Contact: carolbabeli@laaudubon.org

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