If you’d like to get involved with Vashon Audubon, consider these two positions:
Job description: Organizes community educational events such as speaking engagements and workshops.
- Identify and recruit speakers for Audubon programs (approximately 6 per year)
- Secure venue for program (typically the Land Trust or Vashon Theatre)
- Set up and tear down the venue on the night of the program
- Work with Communication Committee to publicize events and produce posters
- Work with Education Committee and the Audubon Board to determine topics and schedule
- Coordinate with other Vashon organizations
Desirable skills and experiences:
- A/V expertise for PowerPoint and videos
- Good communication and coordination skills
Time commitment: About 6 hours per month
Reports to: Education Chair
Audubon Booth Organizer at Low Tide Celebration
Low Tide Celebration (LTC) at Point Robinson is an annual 5-hour event where Audubon has traditionally hosted an educational booth. The organizer is primarily responsible for communicating with LTC coordinators, requesting and scheduling volunteers to staff the booth, and overseeing the set-up and tear-down of the booth.
The organizer should arrive 30-45 minutes before the event start time to set up the tent and tables, and to receive instructions from LTC coordinators. Tear-down at the end of the event typically takes 15-30 minutes. The number and length of volunteer shifts is at the discretion of the organizer, but, ideally, there should be a minimum of 2 volunteers present from the time of set-up until tear-down.
The focus of the booth has always been flexible and at the discretion of the organizer and/or Education Chair and other Board members. If the plan is to continue with what Harsi and Ezra Parker have been doing for the past several years in presenting educational bird specimens (AKA skins) to engage and teach the public, then the organizer will need to also be responsible for interfacing with Dr. Gary Shugart of the Slater Museum. This involves contacting him to reserve the skins for the intended date, arranging for pickup prior to the event, and returning them to his home near town. If any other additional teaching displays, informational handouts or membership forms are desired, these should also be arranged for and provided by the organizer before the start of the event.
Interested in these positions?
Please contact Jody Pritchard, Audubon Volunteer Coordinator, 206-920-7833, firstname.lastname@example.org