Visitor Information Specialist

Visitor Information Specialist Volunteer

Inspire visitors to plan a memorable and interactive experience while at the National Aviary. Volunteers provide an essential service by welcoming guests with a warm smile and providing useful information about National Aviary exhibits, shows, nose-to-beak bird encounters and recent hatchings. If you are looking for a volunteer role that allows you to engage with a variety of people, be among the first to know what's new at the National Aviary, and be at the center of the action, this position is for you.

This position is ongoing.

Days needed:    ALL

Number of hours required: 4+ hours per day, minimum of 8 hours per month

Specific time/ shift  required:   10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Volunteer responsibilities:  Greet visitors. Provide information on shows, interactive experiences and noteworthy occurrences. Assist visitors with planning their time at the National Aviary.

Qualifications: Personable, friendly, approachable.


  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Submit an online application
  • Participate in a 20-30 minute interview.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy interacting with the general public.
  • Attend new Volunteer Orientation.
  • Attend at least six (6) of 12 Saturday monthly meetings per year.
  • Commit to a minimum of 100 hours of service per year. (This equals two four-hour shift per month.)
  • Commit to a regular monthly schedule.

Acceptance in to the program is based on your interview, availability and compatibility of interests.