We Need Your Help!

ASNV is primarily a volunteer-driven organization.  We rely on people like you to carry out most of our organization’s functions.

If you would like to volunteer your time to help support birds and the environment, check out the following opportunities. If you are interested, please send me an email at president@audubonva.org and if you have other ideas about projects you’d like to undertake, let me know about those too.

Volunteer Coordinator: We need an enthusiastic person to help us manage our volunteers.  You would keep a roster of volunteers, publicize volunteer opportunities in our newsletter and website, coordinate the volunteers’ activities, and help ensure that their volunteer experiences are good ones.

Speaker:  We receive requests from time to time for speakers who can talk about birds, wildlife, habitat, and conservation.   Let me know if you would like to join our Speakers Forum.  ASNV can provide some training, access to photographs from the National Audubon Society website, and an already-prepared slide show of common birds that you can use or modify to suit your preferences.  

Public Events Representative:  ASNV attends festivals and conferences, where we set up a table with information about our organization and items to purchase such as hats and books.  We also have a wide variety of children’s activities.  You would pick up materials for the event from the National Wildlife Federation building in Reston and be our representative to the public, discussing ASNV’s mission and current activities and encouraging people to join.  

We have a specific need coming up at Eleanor Lawrence Park 12pm to 2pm on May 11 to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day.  This year’s theme for WMB Day is “Protect Birds:  Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.” Let us know if you can help.

Finance Committee Member:  We need one person with some financial/investment experience to help us manage our investments.  You would meet, either by phone or in person, with our other committee members four times each year to discuss whether we should update our investment strategy.

Thanks!

Tom Blackburn