Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Don't forget to sign up as a Pickering Creek Volunteer, so you can receive volunteer opportunity notifications, log your hours and keep in touch! Click here to log on!  You can also call Samantha at 410-822-4903 to sign up for the events listed below. Find ongoing volunteer opportunities here

Fall Cleanup
Saturday, December 9, 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Join us for the last Saturday Service Day of the year. Volunteers are needed for our fall cleanup at Pickering Creek. There are tasks inside and outside to tackle. We will be painting inside the classrooms during this down time between the fall and spring school field trip season.  We’ll also be clearing the leaves from the waterfront picnic area near the office. Join us for a hearty morning of activity then stay for potluck lunch. There are rumors flowing that the Volunteer Coordinator is making chili for all.  Feel free to bring a side dish or desert if you desire.


Climate Watch Birding Survey
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Learn more about this program on January 11 at this program!
9:00 AM -12:00 PM

Help Audubon learn more about how birds are responding to climate change by participating in Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s Climate Watch Survey day.  Climate Watch aims to document species’ responses to climate change by having volunteers in the field look for birds where Audubon’s climate models project they should be in the 2020s. Join our team of bird watchers who work together to document specific species of birds during the three-hour survey period. We’ll be van or carpooling to each of the survey points. Bird watchers of all levels of skill and experience are welcome.  


Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 17, 2018
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Experienced birders will be conducting a center-wide winter bird survey as part of the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations, the Great Backyard Bird Count.   Additional volunteers of all birding skill levels are needed to join the survey group that morning, to listen and point out birds that might otherwise be missed.


Volunteer Open House
Main Office Thursday, March 8, 2018 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Friday, March 9, 2018
10:00AM- 12:00pm

Come out to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Pickering Creek Audubon Center from Audubon staff and volunteers.   Drop by at your own convenience anytime during open house hours.


Spring Trail Day
Saturday, March 17, 2018
9:00AM-12:00 PM

Help us prepare our woodland trails for visitors on Spring school field trips We will continue ongoing trail maintenance and care, including mulching and lining along the Farm to Bay trails as well as some pruning and do some pruning and clipping as needed.


Pickering Garden Day
Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:00AM-12:00 PM

Come out to tidy our garden beds at Pickering Creek Audubon Center. We’ll be weeding  and more as needed in garden beds at the main campus of Pickering Creek and at Peterson Woods.


Summer Camp Prep Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018
9:00AM-12:00 PM

Help us get read for summer camp. We’ll mulch the boat ramp and dock trail, prep fishing gear, clean out canoes and more in preparation for season of summertime fun for kids at Pickering Creek.


Saturday Service Day
Saturday, July 14, 2018
9:00AM-12:00 PM

Activities to be determined based on need. Look back for more details Spring 2018.

ONGOING VOLUNTEER NEEDS AT THE CENTER

Call 410-822-4903 for additional project details and registration.