Your health and safety is our utmost concern. That’s why the National Aviary has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While there is no known threat of COVID-19 at the National Aviary, out of an abundance of caution, the National Aviary will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31. During this time, dedicated staff will continue to care for the animals at the National Aviary. Status updates can be found here, on the National Aviary’s website.

Your health and safety is our utmost concern. That’s why the National Aviary has been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While there is no known threat of COVID-19 at the National Aviary, out of an abundance of caution, the National Aviary will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31. During this time, dedicated staff will continue to care for the animals at the National Aviary. Status updates can be found here, on the National Aviary’s website.

Teen Summer Camp Assistant

Teens interested in education or childhood development can volunteer as a Summer Camp Assistant. These volunteers will be assigned to work at least one full week of camp. Camp Assistants help National Aviary educators with camp lessons and activities from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday –Friday. For teens with a busy summer schedule, 35 service hours can be earned in one week.

This position is for the summer season only.

Days needed: Monday - Friday for at least one of these 2020 camp sessions:

  • June 15-19 Preschool ages 4-5 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
  • June 22-26 ages 6 - 8
  • June 29-July 1 ages 9-12
  • July 6-10 ages 6 - 8
  • July 13-17 ages 9 - 12
  • July 20-24 ages 9 - 12

Number of hours required: 35 hours total + orientation and training

Specific time/ shift  required: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. 

Volunteer responsibilities: 

  • Assist educators with running of camp, includes helping with crafts, snacks, bathroom breaks, games, songs and overall supervision of the children to keep everyone safe.

Apply now!

The National Aviary teen volunteer program is open to students who will be 14-17 years old by June 1, 2020.  Students gain valuable skills and avian knowledge while experiencing the daily life of a bird zoo. 

If you are interested in becoming a teen volunteer, please complete an online application between January 2 and  March 15, 2020. Applications must be complete and on time to be considered. The application is only live on our website during these two months.

If your application is accepted, you will be invited to a group interview. You will be required to bring a written personal reference. 

 For those who are accepted into the program, the teen volunteer orientation will be held on June 6, 2020. This is a required day of training to prepare for volunteering.