The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

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