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.

Number of hours required: 4 hours per day

Specific time/ shift  required:   11:00 am – 3:00 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.


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



  • Be at least 18 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.)
  • Commit to a regular monthly schedule.


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