The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

Crafts & Games

Work with children to create unique bird-themed crafts or play a simple game during our special event weekends.

This position is monthly.

Days needed: One Saturday or Sunday a month, occasional Monday holiday, August –May. Some evening events throughout the year.

Number of hours required: 5 hours per day

Specific time/ shift  required:   10:30 am – 3:30 pm or 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Volunteer responsibilities:

  • Volunteers work in pairs with children of all ages to create the craft designed and prepared by the National Aviary. 
  • Volunteer may run a children’s game like Simon Says or our Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt.

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to use scissors, glue stick, tempera paint, paper punches etc. 
  • Must enjoy working with children, have good interpersonal and communication skills.

Requirements:

  • Be at least 15 years old.
  • Submit an online application
  • Participate in a 20-30 minute interview.
  • Have a clear criminal background check and child abuse history.
  • Submit for FBI fingerprinting or sign waiver if eligible.
  • Have reliable and convenient internet access.
  • Enjoy interacting with the general public.
  • Attend new Volunteer Orientation.
  • Commit to a minimum of 40 hours of service per year. (This equals one four-hour shift per month.)

 

Acceptance in to the program is based on your interview, availability and compatibility of interests.

 

For more information, contact Tammy Arnold: 412-258-9455 or volunteer.coordinators@aviary.org