Education Volunteer

A National Aviary education volunteer is a front line educator who teaches classes about birds: their characteristics, adaptations, threats and role in the environment. Educators share their passion for birds and conservation issues by teaching students from an established curriculum.

This position is ongoing. 

Days needed: ALL

Number of hours required: 2-4 hours per class, 3-4 classes per month
Specific time/ shift  required: Varying hours revolving around pre-scheduled classes. Generally 9:00 am – 3:00 pm/ Occasional evening hours.

Volunteer duties:

  •  Serve as an educator and ambassador for the National Aviary.
  • Prepare for, set up and deliver educational programming to groups of school children from PreK to high school.
  • Communicate with the program requestor several days prior to the class to confirm details.
  • Continually work toward establishing and maintaining good working relationships with animal ambassadors.


  • Submit an online application.
  • Experience teaching in formal or informal education settings.
  • Enjoy engaging children of all ages
  • Attend training classes at the National Aviary.
  • 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 6 of 11 Saturday monthly meetings per year.
  • Commit to a minimum of 100 hours of service per year.
  • Commit to selecting schedule at least one month in advance