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 accepts volunteer applications 3 times a year during Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons for in habitat docents, which provide opportunities for volunteers to responsibly engage with Aviary visitors in free-flight habitats.

We are currently accepting applications!

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

Volunteer Application

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2021 Volunteer of the Year

Janet Robb is our 2021 Volunteer of the Year! She’s been a valued member of our team for 13 years!

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