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Volunteering for the Butterflies of America Foundation

   Being classified as a non-profit 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) public charity, Butterflies of America Foundation offers many volunteering opportunities, both for kids and adults. This is a perfect way to add some quality spent and intellectually satisfying credit hours to your volunteering efforts. Possible projects with us revolve around North and South American butterflies and literature about them. For instance, you can do the following:

  • photograph for the BOA website, especially in South America;
  • develop software for the Butterflies of America project;
  • translate descriptions of butterfly taxa into English
            (from Latin, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese, among other languages);
  • curate our image collection and enter data;
  • develop educational webpages like these;
  • digitize old publications about American butterflies and format images from them for BOA display;
  • design interactive and illustrated on-line keys like these to help our users identify butterflies.

 Burning need :  In Photoshop, prepare images of individual butterflies from scans of color plates in old publications, e.g. Seitz.

   To offer help, learn more, or suggest projects, please contact one of the authors.

This website is supported by Butterflies of America Foundation, a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) public charity.