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.

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.