Group Volunteers

Group volunteers can support the National Aviary during single day volunteering events. We welcome corporate employees, community members and university students to help support our mission. Apply now!

What kind of projects can we do?

  • Garden clean up, planting and maintenance
  • Create enrichment materials for the animals in our care
  • Assist children with crafts or games during themed weekend events
  • Prepare craft materials for future events
  • Set up for fund-raising events

What are the volunteer requirements?

  • For most projects, volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Some projects may be suitable for teens as young as 14 with an accompanying adult.
  • All volunteers must sign two waivers: consent for media and liability.
  • Adult volunteers who will be working with children are required to have valid, current criminal background checks through the PA State Police and Dept. of Human Services for child abuse history.

How many volunteers can the National Aviary accommodate?

  • We have projects suitable for groups as small as 4 people or as large as 20.

Is parking available?

  • Parking in the visitor lot is $5 and available on a first come, first served basis
  • Public street parking (some metered and some free) is available

Will we have time to enjoy the National Aviary?

  • Volunteers are welcome to enjoy general admission on their scheduled day of volunteering once their task is complete. 

When can we do a project?

  • Most projects are completed Monday – Friday during regular operating hours, from 10 am - 5 pm.
  • Fundraiser and special event support may be on the weekend or in the evening.
  • All projects are scheduled for specific dates and date ranges.

How can we sign up?

  • Please complete our online form. We will be in touch to determine if our needs are compatible.