Volunteer Opportunities

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

Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Scarborough

Scarborough Marsh volunteer positions are seasonal, May 1- Labor Day

Nature Store Assistant
This position will help operate the store and orient visitors; help patrons rent canoes and kayaks; and assist with preparing educational materials for youth and adults.

Canoe Rental Attendants (seasonal)

This position will help process paperwork; explain directions and safety procedures; hand out life jackets and paddles; move boats on and off racks; and assist visitors in & out of boats.

Volunteer Naturalist
Volunteers are needed to lead and assist with nature explorations Monday through Friday for groups of all ages at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. No experience is needed, just a love of nature and a desire to share it with others.

Wildlife Monitoring (twice a year)
Twice a year monitor bird populations at the Scarborough Marsh as well as participate in Biodiversity Day where we monitor marsh insects and plants.

Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth

Property Care Assistants Needed

Help care for the Gilsland Farm sanctuary and enjoy a few hours of fresh air, fun, and fulfillment. Come once a week or more and become part of our growing group of volunteers. 

These positions assist with a wide variety of property, maintenance, and ecological management projects such as buildings and grounds work, trail clearing, weeding, and watering. Independent, seasonal projects are also available.

Tuesdays: ages 16 & up.
Sundays: all ages welcome but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please contact Cullen Wegman to apply.  cwegman@maineaudubon.org


Native Plant Care Assistants Needed

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.

Immediate Needs (until June 18):

  • Planting
  • Watering
  • Weeding
  • Plant Sale Preparation

On-going thru Fall 2023

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

If you are interested, please contact Andrew Tufts to apply.  atufts@maineaudubon.org

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.

Front desk shifts are 3 hours each, 10 am–1 pm and 1–4 pm. We are currently seeking morning and afternoon shifts for Thursdays and Fridays.

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.