We are currently seeking to fill the following volunteer positions:
Wing Watchers- Project FeederWatch at Pickering Creek
Additional Wing Watchers are needed to help out with project FeederWatch in December. FeederWatch is an easy, fun way to monitor winter birds as they visit our feeders this winter. FeederWatch observation days at Pickering Creek are Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 7. Wing Watchers are volunteers that participate throughout the year in a wide variety of organized bird citizen science projects used by Audubon and its partners including Project FeederWatch. This team is especially designed for volunteers of all ages and birding skill levels and may be of interest to those who enjoy wildlife watching in general. Volunteers interested in participating in Project FeederWatch should contact the Volunteer Coordinator for a short orientation session.
Assist Pickering Creek with its Children's Imagination Garden. Gardeners will assist with plantings, weeding, watering as needed, and otherwise maintain the Children's Imagination Garden. Gardeners must be available at least one day per week and may establish their own schedules.
Mowing, trimming, weeding, painting, fixing and removal of exotic plant species are only a few of the general everyday chores that need to be done to keep Pickering Creek looking it's best. If you like being outdoors and enjoy variety, we've got something for you.
Pickering Creek Audubon Center is also pleased to be part of larger volunteer initiatives that are working to get people from all over Maryland and the country actively involved in on the ground conservation projects.
Buildings Maintenance Crew
Gifted in carpentry, painting or other odd jobs? Pickering is fortunate to have unique buidlings that were built with the superior building skills and materials of over 90 ago. Keeping up with such buildings takes quality and patient workmanship. We are looking for folks interested in giving our buildings the tender love and care they have earned!
Nest boxes are nothing without monitors! Join our team of volunteer Bluebird and Wood Duck nest box
monitors to ensure safe, productive and native wildlife use of our extensive network of boxes.
Put your creative and factual writing skills to work. Assist Pickering Creek by writing press releases, newsletter articles, content for the website, and/or trail guides.
There is so much to photograph at Pickering, and so little time for staff to capture all the amazing moments with children exploring wildlife and the beautiful seasonal changes of the site. If you fancy yourself a gifted photpgrapher and have time to spend outdoors doing what you love, let us know, and we can give you an idea of the shots we need and you are willing to share for use in printed materials, grant reports, press releases and more.
Conservation Action Team
CAT members work long-term on habitat restoration projects, including monitoring for invasive plants and measuring the success of native plantings, carrying out plant, shrub, and tree plantings, and removing invasive plants species. Members should be in good physical condition and able to volunteer four hours per month (excluding December-February.) Training and safety kits will be provided.
Photograph and document Cataloguers (Gilbert Byron House)
Cataloguers will assist in delving into Gilbert Byron holdings at Chesapeake College and archiving these materials. Photographs, letters, articles, and other items are in need of being catalogued and documented. Cataloguers will work with GBS President, Jack Baker.
If you don't see something to suit your talents, we may have other volunteer jobs for you.
Please complete a volunteer
application, and Samantha will contact you.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-822-4903 ext. 26