Sightlines 75th Anniversary Lecture Series

In celebration of the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 75th Anniversary, the Sightlines Lecture Series pays homage to Mabel Norman Cerio’s legacy of conservation through the arts and sciences across her lifetime. The 7-part series highlights contemporary female voices in the disciplines that were celebrated and supported by Norman Bird Sanctuary founder, Mabel Norman Cerio: art, culture, ornithology, and conservation.

Volunteers will play a critical role at each lecture, checking in program attendees and helping to break down the event after each lecture. To show our appreciation, volunteers are invited to enjoy the evening's lecture!

Browse volunteer shifts below to sign up for the lecture(s) you're interested in attending. 



1. Find the lecture you would like to volunteer for (i.e. Kaity Ryan's "Paradise Valley Then and Now," Robyn Bailey's "Hidden Heroes: The Role of Citizen Scientists in Studies of Avian Reproduction)

        2. Check the date you would like to volunteer. All shifts are for the entirety of a lecture (4:30 PM to 8:00 PM). 

        3. Create your Volunteer Profile at the bottom of the page, electronically sign the waiver, and click "Sign Up To Volunteer"

We will keep in touch with updates and additional info about the 75th Anniversary Lecture Series!


THANK YOU for volunteering with the Norman Bird Sanctuary! 

Any questions? Get in touch with Anna Turner, Research & Collections Coordinator, at

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Volunteers understand and agree to the following:
1. To be supervised by the designated staff person to whom I will direct any concerns or problems.
2. To be on time and call my supervisor as soon as possible if I am going to be absent or late.
3. To refrain from using profanity and will conduct myself with courtesy at all times.
4. I am not an employee of Norman Bird Sanctuary for any purpose and that as a volunteer, I am not entitled to expect any present or future compensation or benefits.
5. In the event a volunteer becomes injured or witnesses an injury, he/she must report it immediately to the nearest available supervisor or manager.
6. As a volunteer, I understand that I am not covered by the Norman Bird Sanctuary workers’ compensation program and that I should have my own health insurance in the event I am
injured while performing volunteer duties.
7. The Norman Bird Sanctuary’s need for volunteers may change at any time and that my assignment may be curtailed or eliminated at any time and for any reason. I understand that I
may decide at any time to end my volunteer activities.
8. I grant to the Norman Bird Sanctuary the right to take photographs of me in connection with my volunteer role. I authorize Norman Bird Sanctuary its assigns and transferees to
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10. If I drive a motor vehicle as part of my volunteer duties, I must possess a valid driver’s license and that the Norman Bird Sanctuary is not responsible for any damage to my vehicle.
11. I, as the volunteer (or parent/legal guardian), hereby authorize, without my prior approval, Norman Bird Sanctuary to seek emergency medical treatment for me in case of an
accident, injury, or illness and to hold the Norman Bird Sanctuary harmless in such an event.
12. Any reports, studies, tests, manuals, instructions, photographs, negatives, blueprints, plans, maps, data system designs, computer code, or any other documents or drawings
prepared or in the course of preparation by me shall be the exclusive property of Norman Bird Sanctuary and all such materials will be remitted by me upon the completion,
termination, or cancellation of my volunteer services. I agree not to use any such materials for any purpose other than the performance of my volunteer service under this
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