The National Aviary is closed today, February 20, due to inclement weather.

The National Aviary is closed today, February 20, due to inclement weather.

Early Bird Food Prep

Prepare food for the birds in our Education collection.

This position is ongoing.

Days needed: Tuesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Number of hours required: 2.5 hours per day, minimum of 8 hours per month

Specific time/ shift required:   7:30 -10:00 am

Volunteer responsibilities:

Assist education trainers in the preparation of daily diets for all non-meat eating animal ambassadors. 

Qualifications:

Must be able to follow diet guidelines, and be comfortable using a knife to cut fruits and vegetables, weighing and measuring food. Volunteers may not have a nut allergy as parrot diets will contain nuts. 

Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Attend new Volunteer Orientation.
  • Attend at least six (6) of 12 Saturday monthly meetings per year.
  • Commit to a minimum of 100 hours of service per year.
  • Commit to a regular monthly schedule.

 

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