Volunteering with the National Aviary

National Aviary Volunteers are outgoing and dynamic individuals who play an important role in our mission to inspire respect for nature through an appreciation of birds. Volunteers help provide our visitors with an outstanding experience by sharing their passion for conservation while enjoying the National Aviary’s lush habitats and beautiful, diverse birds.

The National Aviary is accepting volunteer applications for select positions which provide opportunities for volunteers to responsibly engage with Aviary visitors in free-flight habitats while following safety guidelines set forth by the CDC and Allegheny County Health Department.

To learn more about volunteering, please contact volunteer.coordinators@aviary.org.

Volunteer Application

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2019 Volunteer of the Year

Elaine Steffenauer is our 2019 Volunteer of the Year! She’s been a valued member of our team for 9 years.

Read More about Elaine Here!

Current Volunteers

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10 things to do with kids this week in Pittsburgh, from a tropical escape to a hot cocoa hike | Kidsburgh

Take the kids on a tropical retreat to the National Aviary, where bright macaws fly in a lush rainforest and flamingos pose in the wetlands habitat.

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Pet Tales: Aviary Welcomes New Chick | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There’s a new penguin in town, but this one doesn’t swing a hockey stick.

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National Aviary offering in-person, virtual programming | TribLIVE

Travel may not be an option right now because of the coronavirus, but visiting the National Aviary can make you feel like you’re on a tropical retreat!

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National Aviary Welcomes First Chick of the Year | WTAE - ABC Pittsburgh

The National Aviary started its celebration of 2021 with the hatching of an endangered African Penguin to first-time parents Buddy and Holly.

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