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.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop volunteer works with Visitor Services staff to greet visitors and assist with gift shop purchases.

This position is ongoing.

Days needed: All, high need on weekend afternoons

Number of hours required: 3+ hours per day, minimum of 12 hours per month

Specific time/ shift  required:   9:30 am – 12:30 pm, 1:00 - 4:00 pm or 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

Volunteer responsibilities:

  • Utilize the Point of Sale system efficiently to ring up merchandise.
  • Straighten, maintain and replace merchandise sold in the gift shop.

    Qualifications:
  • Must be highly professional, respectful and responsive when interacting with visitors and colleagues.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Works well on a team and is adaptable to a constantly changing work environment.
  • Willing to learn how to use the POS somputer system to ring up merchandise.

Requirements:

  • 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 four (4) of 10 Saturday monthly meetings per year.
  • Commit to a minimum of 144 hours of service per year. (This equals four. three-hour shift per month.)
  • Commit to a regular monthly schedule.

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

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