Volunteer: Help Us Process Wildlife Photos




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 Santa Catalina Mountains, Huachuca Mountains, and surrounding region. This would entail working at our Tucson office to help sort false-positives, spot cryptic animals, and identify species that call the Sky Islands 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.

Availability

  • 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.)

Necessary Skills

  • 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!