VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & WAYS TO SUPPORT LOS ANGELES AUDUBON

Do you want to help preserve nature in Los Angeles? Here are a few ways that you can help... 

1. Ballona Wetlands Volunteer Docent training course begins in September.

Ballona-Wetlands-Great-Egrets-in-creek-by-Leslie-Davidson

The Los Angeles Audubon Society is seeking volunteers to lead nature walks for schoolchildren at the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey. Candidates must be available twice each month on Tuesdays or Thursdays for 4 hours (9am-noon) during the school year. No experience is necessary, just a love of the outdoors and a willingness to work with children. Naturalist training will be provided. Contact Cindy Hardin at (310) 301-0050 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OPEN WETLANDS AT BALLONA: We also host an Open Wetlands event for the general public at Ballona on the first Saturday of each month from 9 am to noon. Volunteer naturalists guide our guests through the wetlands to Ballona Creek. Your commitment would be once a month during the event. Hands-on training is provided by following experienced volunteers. Please contact Cindy Hardin at 310-301-0050 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Volunteer Docent — training course begins in October.

KHSRA-LAAS-intern-leads-students-on-environmental-education-journey-at-Kenneth-Hahn-State-Recreation-Area-by-Carol-Babeli

The Los Angeles Audubon Society is seeking volunteers to teach schoolchildren about the natural history and native habitats at Kenneth Hahn. Candidates must be available for six walks during the school year. No experience is necessary, just a love of the outdoors and the energy and enthusiasm to educate others. Training will be provided. All programs take place on Fridays during the school year.
Contact Cindy Hardin at (310) 301-0050 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3. Threatened Western Snowy Plover Project Volunteer Training — begins in January.

Snowy-plover-drawing-field-guide-by-stacey-vigallon

Los Angeles Audubon will conduct training for volunteers interested in helping to monitor the Snowy Plover, a small bird that lives on Los Angeles County beaches. This is a great opportunity to learn about our beaches from a conservation point of view. If you are unable to attend the January training session but would still like to participate in monitoring, other training options may be available in the coming months. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4. Endangered California Least Tern Project Volunteer Training — begins April/May.

Los Angeles Audubon is seeking dedicated volunteers to help monitor the California Least Tern (an endangered migratory bird) at Venice Beach. Los Angeles Audubon works with project biologists and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife studying the Tern colony in Venice by coordinating a community-based science monitoring program during the nesting season. Volunteers receive training and then help monitor the colony for one hour each week from mid-April to mid-August. This is a great opportunity for families looking for a way to learn about nature together, for students looking to gain some field experience in environmental science, or anyone who’d like to know more about urban wildlife.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5. Habitat Restoration Volunteers at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

The restoration work is accomplished through the support from community volunteers, students and local business and alumni groups. Volunteers are needed for 1-2 hours during weekday mornings at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area for removal of invasive weeds. Our schedule is flexible and we can assign times that work best for you. For more information and to schedule your volunteer time at Kenneth Hahn Park please contact: Eleanor Osgood (310) 839-5420 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

6. Education/Conservation Committee 

We are seeking advice, resources and connections that will enable us to grow our environmental education and conservation programs. We greatly value your input as we prepare our feasibility study on sustaining our programs long-term. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7. Donate your business skills

If you’d like to help support our conservation and restoration efforts in other ways — web development, marketing, fundraising, business administration, we’d love to hear from you!
Please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8. Become a sustaining member of Los Angeles Audubon

Los Angeles Audubon is a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your membership with L.A. Audubon puts funding directly into local Los Angeles conservation, restoration and environmental education. We invite you to become a local member today. http://losangelesaudubon.org/index.php/donations

9. Planned giving — Your planned gift will ensure that Los Angeles Audubon can continue in its work to protect and preserve birds and their habitat for years to come, and to inspire the next generation of nature lovers. Tax ID # 95-6093704. For more information about planned giving contact Los Angeles Audubon’s Development Director: Carol Babeli — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your interest in Los Angeles Audubon and for helping to preserve nature in LA!

Los Angeles Audubon, P.O. Box 411301, Los Angeles, CA 90041, Tax ID # 95-6093704

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Los Angeles Audubon welcomes volunteers and trains docents to work in the field. If you have time to give, skills to contribute and love for birds and their habitat, please contact Cindy Hardin at (310) 301-0050 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We need help greeting and signing in folks who attend the monthly evening meetings, public lectures and special events. To volunteer as "Hospitality Greeter" This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (323) 876-0202.

We look forward to talking with you and discussing what opportunities would best fit your interests.

Ballona-Wetlands-Great-Egrets-in-creek-by-Leslie-Davidson

Ballona Wetlands–Docent Training begins September 13, 2016

Los Angeles Audubon Society is seeking volunteers to lead nature walks for schoolchildren at the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey. Candidates must be available twice each month on Tuesdays or Thursdays for 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) during the school year. No experience is necessary, just a love of the outdoors and a willingness to work with children. Naturalist training will be provided.

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area–Volunteer Docent Training begins Fri. Oct. 7, 2016

KHSRA-LAAS-intern-leads-students-on-environmental-education-journey-at-Kenneth-Hahn-State-Recreation-Area-by-Carol-Babeli

The Los Angeles Audubon Society is seeking volunteers to teach schoolchildren about the natural history and native habitats at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in the Baldwin Hills.

Snowy-plover-drawing-field-guide-by-stacey-vigallon

Threatened Western Snowy Plover Project, Volunteer Training

Los Angeles Audubon will conduct a training session for volunteers interested in helping to monitor the Snowy Plover, a small bird that lives on Los Angeles County beaches. Volunteers have been formally surveying Los Angeles County beaches since 2007, gathering data on wintering plovers and those that might attempt to breed in the spring.

Once volunteers are trained, they can help observe birds during four survey windows throughout the year. Volunteers help monitor from Malibu to Long Beach. This is a great opportunity to learn about our beaches from a conservation point of view. If you are unable to attend a training session but would still like to participate in monitoring, other training options may be available in the coming months. Once you've registered with us, the volunteer coordinator will provide you with details about where exactly we'll meet and what to bring. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


More about the Threatened Snowy Plover and Los Angeles Audubon

 

Least-Tern-chick-By-Stacey-Vigallon web

Endangered California Least Tern Project, Volunteer Training

Los Angeles Audubon is seeking dedicated volunteers to help monitor the California Least Tern (an endangered migratory bird) at Venice Beach. In Los Angeles County, this species returns to only two breeding colonies, one at Venice Beach and one at the Port of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Audubon works with project biologists and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife studying the tern colony in Venice by coordinating a community-based science monitoring program during the nesting season. Volunteers receive training and then help monitor the colony for one hour each week from mid-April to mid-August. This is a great opportunity for families looking for a way to learn about nature together, for students looking to gain some field experience in environmental science, or anyone who’d like to know more about urban wildlife. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park and the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Business, Community & Alumni groups may volunteer monthly - ongoing

Los Angeles Audubon is seeking volunteers to assist with ongoing habitat restoration located at two of the last great open spaces surrounded by urban LA. The restoration work is scheduled monthly with support from community volunteers, students and local business and alumni groups. Work includes the planting of native Coastal Sage Scrub, which has been reduced to only a fraction of its original distribution, largely due to urbanization. The Baldwin Hills area represents one of the largest remaining open spaces in the Los Angeles Basin, the largest intact portion of Coastal Sage Scrub in the Los Angeles Basin, and the only remaining natural habitat in the middle portion of the Ballona Creek Watershed. Habitat restoration in the uplands of Baldwin Hills will have a positive affect on species here and at the watershed level. The scrublands habitat at Baldwin Hills is vital to several rare and threatened species including the California Gnatcatcher. As the coastal sage scrub habitat is restored, we hope to see the return of the Cactus Wren, once a resident here, but not seen in decades.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TPL_LAAS_ADDITIONAL_INFORMATION