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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Orientation Sessions

Volunteers are a vital part of achieving our goals of protecting Maine’s habitat and wildlife, by engaging people in education, conservation, and action. I hope that you find the duties of your role to be fulfilling and that your volunteer experience with us is rewarding and positive. Many of you have been working here already but there are new faces here at Maine Audubon that we would like you to meet so please join us.

Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd., Falmouth
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 5–7 pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 5–7 pm

Please RSVP to no later than Saturday, May 4, 2024
If you have already signed the background check and liability waiver there is no need to do it again.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at or 207.781.2330 ext.201
Thank you for your support of Maine Audubon. I look forward to seeing you at orientation.

Jill Valley-Orlando
Volunteer Coordinator & Retail Manager, Maine Audubon

Volunteer job listings at Maine Audubon
Click on the links below to read the full descriptions as a PDF.

Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth

Property Care Assistants Needed

Are you in search of a hands-on opportunity in conservation? Join others in the Maine Audubon community as part of our Gilsland Farm Stewardship Team. The primary objective of this volunteer group is to manage invasive species, and to further assist our properties department in achieving landscape and facility goals around our sanctuary site in Falmouth.

This group meets on the first and third Friday of the month, in the afternoons from 2-4 pm, and we are happy to support all levels of participation. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please contact:

Native Plant Care Assistants (Upcoming in Spring/Summer 2024)

Do you love plants and the great outdoors? We are looking for volunteers at Gilsland Farm to help us with our native plant sale preparation and beyond!

Shifts are generally 2- 4 hours in length and take place sometime between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. We need people 7 days a week and are generally flexible, but we ask that once you commit to the shift that you do make every effort to fulfill that agreed upon schedule.

Spring 2024

  • Watering
  • Weeding
  • Special Projects
  • Invasive Species Eradication
  • Native Habitat Re-Wilding

If you are interested, please contact Andrew Tufts to apply at

Visitor Center Volunteer
Visitor Services Volunteers welcome all visitors to Gilsland Farm Visitor Center and help them find what they’re looking for. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet people and share interests in nature.

Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Scarborough

Nature Store Attendants: Duties may include using the register, organizing and stocking store merchandise, answering the phone, greeting visitors and assisting with canoe rental. 4 hour shifts.

Canoe Rental Attendants: Duties may include: processing paperwork, explaining directions and safety procedures, handing out life jackets and paddles, moving boats on/off racks and assisting visitors in/out of boats. 4 hour shifts.

Monitoring Projects: Twice a summer we monitor bird populations at the marsh via foot, canoe or kayak. We also have a Biodiversity Day where we monitor marsh insects and plants. You do not need to be an expert to help. We provide training. 3 hour shifts.

Nature Center Leaders: Lead groups of all ages on explorations through the marsh. Duties may include leading walks, discussing animal mounts, maintaining interactive activities, greeting visitors and answering questions. 4 hour shifts.

Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Educational Guide

The main activity of the Educational Guide is to help assist with educational programs for families and youth at the Fields Pond Audubon Center. The EG needs an appreciation for the natural world, and a desire to share this enthusiasm with people of all ages. This position requires public speaking and positive group management skills.

Visitor Services Volunteer

Visitor Services (VS) volunteers help broaden the public’s knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of Fields Pond Audubon Center. As a principal contact person for information about Fields Pond, VS volunteers greet visitors at the Center’s reception desk, respond to phone inquiries, process sales in the Nature Store, help maintain outdoor bird feeding stations, and assist with staff projects. This position requires attention to detail and a friendly, easy-going manner.


Maine Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other aspect of identity protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.