Members, Volunteers and Partners

We believe that by sharing our enthusiasm and knowledge we can preserve Ohio's heritage of wild birds for generations to come. There are many ways in which you can help!

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Become a Volunteer

Here is a list of some volunteer opportunities.Take a look, and then fill out the Volunteer Registration Form online! We look forward to working with you.


Field trip leaders

Experienced birders are needed to lead field trips or conduct workshops in all areas of the state. Leaders will organize and help publicize the field trip or workshop in their areas with support from OOS as needed.


We continually seek birders' contributions to The Ohio Cardinal, The Cerulean newsletter, the Birding News area of website, and Ohio Birding Site guide. The Cardinal, for example, seeks authors of everything from articles to short notes on bird behavior, artwork (sketches, covers, illustrations), photographs, and, of course, seasonal bird observations.

Event Planners

Help us throw a party! Each year, OOS will hold an annual birding convention and meeting and aims to host several smaller workshops or field trips within the state. We need ideas for possible venues and assistance in planning the events.

Conservation, Education, and/or Research Volunteers

It is our vision that OOS will play an important role, whether as a resource center or as a collaborative partner, in the fields of conservation, education, and/or research. We'd be delighted for any assistance from the Ohio birding community in building these important outreach programs.

Speaker's Bureau

OOS is forming a Speaker's Bureau of individuals who are willing to talk to audiences in their part of the state about bird and conservation topics while promoting OOS. If you are interested in this program, contact us.

Fund Raising

The growth and impact of OOS will be largely dependent upon our ability to obtain outside funding through grants and individual donations. Volunteers may help us write grants or help us with donor prospecting and direct mailings. If you have a connection to a local foundation that may be supportive of OOS activities, please contact us.

Other opportunities

If you'd like to be involved with the Society in a way that is not listed here, please don't hesitate to contact one of the board members or write the e-mail address, below.

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