There are many ways to be involved with Audubon Society of Kalamazoo. Below are some opportunities that we hope you will consider! Please email email@example.com, specifying the opportunity or role in which you are interested.
Birds and Blooms, Saturday, February 17, Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
ASK will be tabling at the Birds and Blooms event at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery on Saturday, February 17, noon-4 PM. We need volunteers to work the table inside the Visitor’s Center in two shifts: 11:30-2 and 2-4:30. Tabling does not require vast knowledge of birds but merely a willingness to engage with visitors about our organization and share your interest in birds and nature. All materials, including a fun matching game, are provided. Two volunteers per shift are needed.
Washington Avenue Arts and Culture Crawl, Saturday, April 13, Kalamazoo’s Edison Neighborhood
Save the date and help by tabling at this fun and festive event. ASK will be situated along the “crawl” route from noon-4 PM, ready to share a love for birds and birding with attendees. We need tablers to engage with attendees about our organization as well as seasoned birders to assist them in using binoculars and finding birds. More information will be available about shifts and specific location as the date draws nearer. To learn more about the Crawl, visit https://www.edisonneighborhood.com/waacc.
ASK needs 2-3 people for the Nominating Committee to identify candidates for board service. This is a limited time commitment since all candidates must be identified in spring and formally voted on at the annual meeting in May.
ASK needs one or two people to coordinate our involvement in various community events. Responsibilities include communicating with community partners about ASK’s involvement in an event, recruiting and coordinating with ASK volunteers, and storing and maintaining ASK tabling materials.
ASK needs a minimum of three volunteers to sit on the Grants Committee. The task has fallen to the board in recent years, and the time has come to reconstitute the committee. This is a fun one! The committee considers formal grant requests from various organizations (local, state, national, and international) and makes recommendations to the board for approval. What beats earmarking money for worthy causes?
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
ASK continues its efforts to increase access to birds and birding for a more diverse birding community. Without a committee to meet regularly and be deliberate about engaging underrepresented groups, the board is left to do the work while also managing its many other responsibilities. Please, if this work is important to you, consider joining this committee.
ASK Library Committee
ASK Librarian, Susanne Rose, would like a couple of volunteers to help sort and catalog ASK’s library of bird- and nature-related books and other materials. This work will likely take place this winter and possibly into spring.