Jamestown, NY – The workings at Audubon Community Nature Center depend on the dedication and commitment of a strong volunteer crew.

On Thursday evening, November 10, you can learn about Audubon and the volunteer opportunities available, and discover how you might fit into the organization.

From 6:30-7:30 p.m. naturalist and volunteer coordinator Katie Finch will present “Introduction to Volunteering” for people interested in volunteering as well as new volunteers. Her presentation will cover a brief history of ACNC, review the many facets of the organization in which volunteers are involved, and acquaint participants with faces and places at Audubon.

In the past year, almost 300 volunteers logged a record of nearly 13,000 hours to support the Audubon Community Nature Center’s mission to build and nurture connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.

With school programs reaching nearly 19,000 students and a similar number of visitors each year, Audubon could not survive without the dedication and commitment of a strong volunteer crew. On any given day, volunteers can be seen working on the trails, leading school groups, managing the membership program, feeding animals, and more.

When you volunteer, you join a group of diverse, talented, energetic people that help keep Audubon running smoothly. Volunteering can be a wonderful way to share your skills, learn new things, and meet new people.

Participation is free. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Reservations are requested by Wednesday, November 9: Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or click through Public Programs under Programs & Events at auduboncnc.org.

Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

The Nature Center building is home to the Blue Heron Gift Shop and three floors of interactive exhibits, including live animals that inform and engage visitors of all ages. Beginning November 1, it is open 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Audubon’s 600-acre wetland preserve with more than five miles of trails, a native tree arboretum, natural play space, educational gardens, and Liberty, the Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily.