Do you love wildlife and have some time for a special project? We’re looking for self-motivated volunteers to help analyze photos from our dozens of wildlife cameras in the Sky Islands. This would entail coming into our Tucson office for a few training sessions, in order to learn how to navigate the photo viewing software, as well as how to identify species and false positives. Once trained, you can continue to come into the office during business hours or analyze photos remotely, from the comfort of your home. You’d be helping support our wildlife studies and advocacy.
If you have questions or are ready to set up a training session, please contact our Wildlife Specialist Meagan Bethel. Below is a list of our availability preferences and desired skills.
- Able to commit to at least one training session and 5+ office days total. It takes some time to get volunteers up to speed, so we ask this as a minimum. If you can do more, that’s great.
- Able to come into the Tucson office to volunteer either for a Wednesday shift from 1-5 p.m. or a Friday shift from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Additional dates and times may be negotiated depending on commitment.)
- Working knowledge of computers and basic software systems
- Ability to communicate with Wildlife Team in a timely fashion when they need assistance
- Willingness to learn new species and ability to problem-solve on how to identify them in less-than-ideal photographs
- Curiosity of the natural world and the animals that live in it!