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.

Special Events

A National Aviary Special Event Volunteer contributes to the Aviary by supporting singular events both on weekends and evenings which require little to no training. These events frequently include staffing adult-only evening events or weekend all-ages events sharing and inspiring a respect of nature through an appreciation of birds. Night in the Tropics, Owl-O-Ween, Brushes and Birds, Girls Scouts Take Flight, Holiday Lights and Late Nights are all examples of such events.

This position is ongoing. 

Days needed: Mainly weekends and evenings

Number of hours required: 2-4 hours per event
                                                                                                                                                
Specific time/ shift required: Varying hours revolving around events. Generally 11:00 am – 3:00 pm for weekend events or 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm evening events

Volunteer duties:

  • Serve as an ambassador for the National Aviary.
  • Help children with crafts
  • Greet and direct guests
  • Check coats
  • Bus tables
  • Register participants, etc.
  • Assist with photo opportunities
  • Set up décor
  • Help vendors load in supplies on carts

Qualifications:

  • Submit an online application.
  • Enjoy engaging with people
  • 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
  • Commit to a minimum of 15 hours of service per year.
  • Commit to selecting schedule at least one month in advance

For more information, contact Tammy Arnold: 412-258-9455 or Volunteer.Coordinators@Aviary.org