Volunteer At The Center

The Center is a busy place, and community support is what makes it all happen. Want to help out with your time and expertise, or gain experience in the work we do? We’re looking for help in the following areas:

  • Fledglings Nature Preschool
  • Youth Education Programs
  • Gardening and Landscape
  • Community Outreach
  • Special Events
  • Maintenance
  • Administration

Interested? Fill out our volunteer information form and our staff will be in touch!

Have a whole group of people who want to join in? Fill out our group volunteer information form to get in touch.


Questions? Please contact Emily Chilcoat at 406.294.5099 or [email protected]

Internships at the Center

As an intern, you’ll work with our dedicated staff  of teacher naturalists to gain hands-on experience leading outdoor and environmental education programs. Using our 54-acre outdoor classroom, you’ll learn how to facilitate engaging science lessons, nature-based games, journaling activities, and cultural history lessons. Interns assist our staff in delivering programs, and may develop and lead unique programs of their own. As part of your training, you’ll develop naturalist interpretation skills for educating people about plants, birds, mammals & more. Interns may also have opportunities to assist with landscape restoration.

These are unpaid internships. You may earn academic credit through your college or university. Enjoy being part of something bigger than yourself – you will be supporting programs that provide nature education to people of all ages!

Ideal candidates have the following qualifications:

  • Some prior courses in environmental studies, biology, ecology, natural history and/or education and child development.
  • Passion for the outdoors & sharing it with others
  • Ability to co-teach groups of up to 25 students
  • Ability to commit to a regular schedule

Interested? Fill out the application at this link.

Opportunities for Groups

In addition to being a community conservation education center, the Audubon Center is an ambitious habitat restoration site. Restoring the 54-acre site from gravel mine to wildlife habitat is an essential part of the Center’s story. Tasks include: plant trees, care for the plant nursery, irrigate new plantings, pull weeds, build trails, and more. These are fun and rewarding days that improve wildlife habitat and help build pride in the community. Are you or a group interested in getting involved? Contact the Center at 406.259.5099

Montana Audubon Center Wish List

  • warm jackets, hats, and gloves
  • children’s rain coats
  • children’s boots
  • youth lifejackets
  • canoes
  • kayaks
  • fly-fishing rods
  • animal skulls and hides
  • professionally mounted birds/animals
  • field guides: plants and animals
  • nature-related storybooks
  • car or mini-van
  • garden tools (especially shovels)

For more information on how to get involved contact the Center Director at 406.294.5099

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