Volunteer Events

[b]Volunteers Work with NYC Audubon's Susan Elbin on Swinburne Island[/b]Volunteers Work with NYC Audubon's Susan Elbin on Swinburne Island © NYC Audubon

Ready to roll up your sleeves and help improve or clean up sites important for birds? Join NYC Audubon for a morning or afternoon and lend a hand as we plant native trees and shrubs, clear out invasive plants, or clean up our beaches for horseshoe crabs and shorebirds. We’ll provide the tools and training, you provide the muscle! No training required and all ages are welcome. (Children must be supervised by an adult.)

Looking for more in-depth volunteering opportunities, working with birds and conservation in New York City? Please click here to learn about opportunities to volunteer as a "citizen scientist" and help us with our conservation work.

[b]Plumb Beach Cleanup, Spring 2015[/b][br]© NYC AudubonPlumb Beach Cleanup, Spring 2015
© NYC Audubon

Plumb Beach Cleanup

Saturday, April 28, 10am-1pm

Clean up for wildlife! Each winter debris winds up in our waters and washes on our shores. It’s unsightly, polluting, and prevents urban wildlife like migratory birds, diamondback terrapins, and horseshoe crabs from using the beaches for feeding and nesting. Come out on a spring day and get our beaches ready for the crowds.

All equipment is supplied plus snacks and water. Transportation via bus from Manhattan is available for a limited number of volunteers. Advance registration is required. Click here to learn more and register for the cleanup.


*Take Action banner photo of a Downy Woodpecker © Francois Portman

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