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Make a Difference - Volunteer

The Venice Area Audubon Society is powered by our volunteers. We'd love to have you join our team. See below for the types of volunteer opportunities available. Contact us for more information at or sign up now!



  • 2nd Grade Birdwatchers Program field trips volunteer – Jan through March
  • Little Naturalists Program helper
  • VAAS Ambassador – staff booths to represent VAAS at events, fairs, etc.
  • Rookery Day 2024 Committee
  • Rookery Docent – once a week on assigned day, provide information to visitors about Rookery and nesting birds; lend binoculars to visitors
  • Rookery Greeter – on assigned late afternoon/evening, welcome visitors and provide basic info on VAAS, answer questions about local area, lend binoculars to visitors
  • Field trip leader – host bird walks through local parks, beaches, etc.
  • Monthly Programs
    • Greeter/check in table
    • Refreshments coordinator


  • Purple Martin Watch – assist with nest monitoring throughout the season
  • Rookery Watch – help with nest counts weekly throughout breeding season
  • Christmas Bird Count
    • Volunteer
    • Area Leader
    • Gated Community Contact
  • Pollinator Garden maintenance
  • Volunteer Saturday – ongoing, 2nd Saturday of the month
  • Rookery Steward – keep pavilion and Rookery Park area free of litter
  • Green Team – native plant and tree maintenance


  • Fundraising – Assist as needed with fundraising projects, grant applications, etc.
  • 60th Anniversary Celebration Committee
  • Volunteer coordinator – publicize and assist people connect with VAAS volunteer opportunities, maintain records of volunteers names and total hours donated
  • Board member

Upcoming volunteer opportunities

  • Saturday, December 09, 2023 9:00 AM
    Venice Audubon Center, 4002 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice
  • Saturday, January 13, 2024 9:00 AM
    Venice Audubon Center, 4002 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024 9:00 AM
    Venice Audubon Center, 4002 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice

View other opportunies at Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Volunteer Saturdays

Volunteer Saturdays are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9-11 AM.  Whether you can volunteer just once or on a regular basis, please join us! 

The Venice Audubon "Green Team" dedicates time to garden, landscape, restore habitat, and keep the Rookery Park beautiful during Volunteer Saturdays. Come and stay as long as you feel comfortable.  If you have work gloves and a rake or other garden tools, please bring them. If not, we have some to share.   Other projects such as preparing materials for upcoming programs, cleaning  equipment, setting up Purple Martin colony housing, etc. also offer opportunities for volunteers.

Registration for Volunteer Saturdays is appreciated but not necessary.  Just come, help keep our park in top shape, and enjoy some fun and camaraderie with other members.  Projects may vary seasonally or by need.  We suggest you bring a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, and sturdy shoes. 

Contact Roy Musick at if you need more information.



Telephone: 941-496-8984

Sarasota County Call Center: 941-861-5000 (General information and directions)


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