Blue Ridge Audubon Volunteer Survey
Hello from the Blue Ridge Audubon Chapter (formerly the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society)!

Thank you so much for your interest in contributing your time and talents to our organization. We are entirely volunteer-driven and we appreciate your help.

Depending on your skills and interests, we have several committees that may be able to use your assistance. Here’s a brief overview of a few of our committees:

Advocacy, Conservation and Education (ACE):
Members work on all sorts of different projects: staffing tables at public outreach events, environmental advocacy, promoting shade-grown coffee, leading free bird walks to adults and children, working with children on bird activities/crafts, doing presentations to community groups and schools on many topics (bird-friendly gardening, the impacts of climate change on birds, etc). ACE also works on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and is striving to bring the joy of birding to a broader community.

Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary (BLBS):
Our chapter owns and maintains the 8-acre Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. The BLBS Committee hosts regular workdays that involve everything from removing invasive plants, to putting up signs, bird houses and repairing the boardwalk.

Publicity and Publications (P&P):
We produce monthly chapter newsletter 10 times a year, create flyers, membership brochures and other publicity and educational handouts. We are always looking for submissions of bird-related articles for our newsletter and someone with design and/or technical experience.

Check out our website for further information: https://emasnc.org. If you’d like to learn more about how you can be involved with one of these committees or have other ideas on how you might contribute, please fill out this quick survey.
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Basics (Membership/Communications)
First, let's be sure that you are getting all the information you'd like.
Would you like to become a member of Blue Ridge Audubon (formerly named the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society)? *
New members of Blue Ridge Audubon also become members of the National Audubon Society and receive the Audubon magazine.
If you’re not receiving our newsletters and other emails, please let us know so we can sign you up. It’s a great way to stay in touch! *
Be sure to check out our Website/Facebook/Instagram and online calendar of events: https://www.emasnc.org/calendar
The Advocacy, Conservation and Education Committee needs help with on-going and one-time activities. Are you interested in helping out with any of the following? (select *all* that apply)
1) Staffing a table at an event to talk about birds (you'd be paired with an experienced volunteer); 2) Co-leading bird walks for adults/children at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary or elsewhere 3) Working with children on bird activities/crafts at fairs/events; 4) Working on our shade-grown coffee initiative; 5) Helping with our Chimney Swift initiative; 6) Reaching out to a broader community by working on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives; 7) Giving presentations on bird issues; 8) Advocating on behalf of birds (for clean energy and other bird protection legislation)
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary is owned and managed by Blue Ridge Audubon. Are you interested in helping us maintain it? (select *all* that apply)
1) Help pull out invasive plants during weekend work-days with other volunteers; 2) Join our Adopt-a-Plot program (https://www.emasnc.org/adopt-a-plot-program) to help care for BLBS on your own time; 3) Help out with repairs to the boardwalk, benches and bird houses or general maintenance.
Interested in other activities? Sometimes we've got openings. (select *ALL* that apply)
1) Membership administration; 2) Program Meeting assistance; 3) Newsletter (technical, design or writing); 4) Website (technical, design or content); 5) Advocacy (clean energy, initiatives to protect birds); 6) Serving on our volunteer Board of Directors
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