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VOLUNTEER

Join our team at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and become a valued volunteer! We're currently seeking passionate individuals to assist us in various roles essential to our center's operation. Whether you're a seasoned naturalist, a sales-savvy enthusiast, or simply eager to lend a helping hand, we have opportunities tailored to your skills and interests. Check out our current list of volunteer positions below and reach out to us if you're ready to make a meaningful contribution to our mission!

Position Title

Description of Duties

Information Desk
  • Primary duties encompass warmly greeting visitors and providing informative responses to inquiries.

  • Ideal candidates possess a personable demeanor and comprehensive knowledge of South Padre Island's diverse flora, fauna, tourist attractions, accommodations, and dining options.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with credentials as a Master Naturalist.

Gift Shop Clerk
  • Duties involve operating the cash register in the Gift Shop.

  • The ideal volunteer will exhibit a personable and friendly demeanor, along with exceptional salesmanship skills.

  • Preferred qualifications include  background in customer service and a comprehensive knowledge of South Padre Island's diverse flora, fauna, tourist attractions, accommodations, and dining options.

Bilingual Interpreter
  • Primary duty entails effectively communicating the mission of the South Padre Birding, Nature & Alligator Sanctuary mission in a second language.

  • Proficiency in any language is taken into consideration and highly valued

  • Ideal candidates possess a personable demeanor and comprehensive knowledge of South Padre Island's diverse flora, fauna, tourist attractions, accommodations, and dining options.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with credentials as a Master Naturalist.

Educational Development
  • Primary duties encompass leading groups and conducting informative tours.

  • Ideal candidates possess a personable demeanor and comprehensive knowledge of South Padre Island's diverse flora, fauna, tourist attractions, accommodations, and dining options.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with credentials as a Master Naturalist.

Social Media Tech
  • Primary duties encompass maintaining the website, databases, and creating various promotional materials such as advertisements, educational content, and videos.

  • Ideal volunteers should have proficiency in website management, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, along with knowledge of servers and familiarity with the latest technology trends.

Fundraising Aide
  • Primary duties involve actively participating in fundraising efforts and increasing awareness about the center's mission.

  • Essential skills include fundraising experience, a wide network of social contacts, and strong interpersonal abilities.

Garden Maintenance
  • Primary duties involve ensuring the health of our gardens and habitats by removing invasive plants and maintaining our seasonal bird feeders.

  • Volunteers with proficient native plant identification skills are preferred.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with credentials as a Master Naturalist.

Animal Husbandry
  • Primary duties involve maintaining cleanliness in animal tanks and enclosures while assisting staff in providing optimal care for our educational animals.

  • Volunteers who are comfortable and confident working with reptiles are preferred.

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