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Volunteer At The Center

The Center is a busy place, and community support makes it all happen. From our 54 acres of restored landscape and gardens to our educational programs, volunteers from all walks of life aid the Center in providing nature education and protecting habitat along the Yellowstone River. 

***Are you a current volunteer at the Center? Click here for our volunteer resources page.

Types of Volunteer Opportunities:

Land Stewards

The Center rests on 54 acres of restored habitat thanks to the Yellowstone River Parks Association, community volunteers, and local agencies. This work continues today and is completed primarily by community volunteers. Land Stewards have the opportunity to assist with Garden Maintenance, Citizen Science, and Restoration Projects. 

  • Garden Maintenance: The Center has three demonstration gardens and a memorial garden that volunteers help to maintain through weeding, mulching, planting, and watering. 

  • Citizen Science: Interested in contributing to our knowledge of the landscape? Help us survey individual bird species, nesting bird populations, and other animals and plants. Opportunities occur year-round and are flexible to work with your schedule.
  • Restoration: To continue providing beneficial wildlife habitat, our restoration program focuses on invasive weed control, as well as habitat preservation and maintenance. No experience in botany or wildlife management? No problem, we provide training on all you need to know!

Education
Educational Programs are a large part of what we do at the Montana Audubon Center. Whether it’s a field trip, homeschool science program, summer camp, special events, open house, or any of the other programs we offer, we need a good team of volunteers to engage participants and assist staff. 

Behind the Scenes
Aside from restoration and program volunteering, the Center provides a host of other volunteer opportunities from social media development to general building upkeep and construction projects to special events coordination. Do you have a special skill you’d like to put to work for us? Please let us know in our volunteer application! 


Volunteer Training

  • Formal training is provided, however much of our training includes active learning while on the job. 
  • If you want to learn more about Montana’s flora and fauna, take advantage of the Master Naturalist course and other programs for adults that are offered at the Center.  

 

 

 


Interesting in Joining Us?

Individual Volunteers: Fill out our volunteer information form and our staff will be in touch! Or check out our calendar of events for upcoming drop-in volunteer opportunities. Restoration Days on that calendar are volunteer opportunities.

Group Volunteers:
We love working with groups of varying abilities and skill sets. Volunteer groups may help with our Restoration and Garden programs, depending on group size and ability.  Sign up today to set up a day and time for your group to come out by completing our group volunteer application form.

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

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