cropped-6.png

The Boston Birding Festival

Coming in the spring of 2024

Volunteers welcome!

We need you!

The Festival needs volunteers—from helping to create programming to checking in attendees. Volunteers must be age 16+.

We honor the incredible gift that volunteers make to organizations and events like ours, and we know that not everyone can volunteer. To show or apprection, we will make credit for volunteer hours, free passes and access to festival programs, and more available to volunteers. Details by summer. 

One of our organizers recalls that volunteering provided them with skills for a job worth about 50% more that they might never have otherwise qualified for. So, if we can design a specific volunteer experience for you that would look good on your résumé, or an experience that would help advance opportunities, please let us know. 

Opportunities are limited. Let us know ASAP.

Become a volunteer!

Here's how we need you ....

Needed now

Interested in working with the planning team? If you have an hour or two a week and can work remotely by computer, and like to solve puzzles like who is the best binocular optics expert around, we often have small tasks we need help with—admin/writing, research, emails, gathering input, proofreading, etc.  Mostly online.

If you’re a birder, help us by scouting trips and ebirds lists, and talking with ither birders. If you can take pictures and share them with us, we’d be delighted to know. 

Program committee volunteers assist in developing ideas for festival programming. This committee is organized around subcommittees focused on specific areas. 

  • Accessibile birding
  • Arts, performance and exhibits
  • Backyard birding
  • Education 
  • Demonstrations
  • Home base attendee services and support
  • Photography, video and sound
  • Regional committees
  • Social events
  • Special trips and overnights
  • Young birders 
    (You must be in or have completed the Sixth Grade to participate in this subcommittee. However birders in grades 4-6 are welcome to submit ideas to the committee for consideration.)

The volunteer advisory board is comprised of leaders in the birding, conservation, environmental justice, nature education, and scientific communities. We’re exicted to add a few more voices to this distingusished group. The advisory board serves an advisory role. They give us feedback on programming and point us in the right direction when we stray. Mostly online or email. One or two in person events. 

Help us get set up online to track expenses, send invoices, pay the bills, and keep us organized! We need you for one year starting in June. A stipend is planned but can’t be guaranteed yet

Summer–Fall 2024

Starting in summer program committee volunteers assist in refining select programming ideas.  This might including talking with potential presenters or trip leaders evaluting details and figuring out how to make a trip extra special.

If you’re a birder, help us by scouting trips and ebirds lists, and talking with ither birders. If you can take pictures and share them with us, we’d be delighted to know. 

Our intent is to make this festival as low-impact and (ideally no impact) as possible. If you’d like to join us in questioning choices and finding a better way, let us know.

Data Team
If you like data and would love to work with us to develop measurement tools and KPIs for this event, we’d love to talk. This project could be the basis for a great case study!

 

 

Spring 2024

Festival Days Volunteers play a major role in the success of the Festival by assisting with a variety of tasks from answering attendee questions about birds to working with exhibitors, running the Festival Store, and organizing trip kits. Festival days volunteers will need to be available during the week of the Festival. Come learn new skills, gain work experience and be part of our team. 

 


If you like data and would love to work with us to develop measurement tools and KPIs for this event, we’d love to talk. This project could be the basis for a great case study!

 

Take part in festival programs and share your detailed observatins and opinions to helps us make the Festival even better in the future.