Orange Audubon is always looking for members who are interested in becoming more involved with the work that we do! Below are some of the ways you can help. Please take this 12-question survey on your volunteer interests!
- Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive (LAWD) Ambassadors help orient visitors to the Wildlife Drive.
- Volunteers serve in pairs generally one shift a month. Shifts are 2 1/2 hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
Write for the OASis
- Our OASis newsletter comes out monthly, except for July and August.
- We’re always looking for people to write short articles about local or regional bird-related issues.
Local conservation issues
- OAS needs help keeping track of local conservation ordinances and initiatives.
- We need help commenting to local government agencies on ordinance changes or issues of concern.
- Orange Audubon Society conducts surveys for local parks to document bird populations.
- You don’t have to be an expert birder to participate.
- OAS staffs a booth at many festivals and nature events to share information about our mission, birding opportunities, and local bird-related issues.
- At some events, we sell nature-oriented merchandise to raise funds toward our nature center and related educational programs.
- If you are willing to volunteer at one of these events to do outreach or sales, let us know.
Make A Difference
Orange Audubon Society (OAS) has been saving for a nature and environmental education center of its own since the 1970s. A center with exhibits—to help teach about local ecosystems and a demonstration garden that links native plants to the conservation of birds and other wildlife—has been our vision.
OAS is setting up a strong foundation for a sustainable funding stream with an endowment, using the interest for operating costs. This has been a long road, but plans are now accelerating.
National Audubon Society and Audubon Florida, organizations that do so much for our chapter, also must continually fundraise to maintain their operations. We hope our members support these groups, but also contribute directly to OAS’ independent funding-raising work.