If you are over 18+ years of age and looking for an ongoing volunteer experience at Tracy Aviary, click the button below to complete our application. Read more about volunteer opportunities in various departments before submitting your application.
Aviculture: Work closely with the keepers to help take care of the birds. Tasks include making diets, washing dishes, projects, and observations. This volunteer position has levels that allow more responsibilities, including working with birds at the keeper’s discretion, and independence as you move up.
Citizen Science: Help our team of citizen scientists conduct non-breeding bird surveys at study sites throughout Salt Lake County. These surveys generate information about local birds and their habitats, and help guide bird-friendly restoration and habitat management.
Classroom Assistant: Are you a retired educator? Do you have a passion to teach in a more formal setting? Consider volunteering as a classroom assistant! You will support our educators during classroom programs like Little Chicks, Scout workshops, and camps. You will help with activities, crafts, set up and take down, and classroom management. Knowledge of birds and ecosystems is preferred. Prior classroom experience (volunteer or professional) is strongly encouraged. *Volunteers in this position must pass a background check.
Craftsperson: Do you like birds and are also good with tools? Would you enjoy helping to construct new things for the birds (and keepers) and see them put to use? From nest boxes to travel crates to sifters, a skilled craftsperson would come in handy for us! Use of your own tools is required in this position.
Education: Inspire curiosity and caring by helping our guests connect with birds and nature! Aid in creating new bird nerds by bringing out artifacts, telling a story about our birds, or connecting with program participants! Strong communication skills are highly encouraged for this volunteer position. Three-day training course starts April 14th, 2018!
Garden Assistant: Tracy Aviary grounds are considered an urban oasis for both birds and people. We strive to create beautiful and inspiring gardens filled with native and interesting plants. This volunteer opportunity will have you learning about bird friendly habitats and getting your hands dirty in no time. New to gardening? No problem! We’d love to have you join and promise you’ll catch on quickly.
Interiorscape Assistant: Do you have a green thumb? Gain firsthand experience caring for indoor plants by watering, cleaning, staging, checking for pests, and more. This position requires a dedicated volunteer willing to volunteer for up to 3 hours one day per week. Training provided!
Office Assistant: If helping Tracy Aviary grow and develop is your passion, then join our administrative team! As an office assistant volunteer, you'll help with essential fundraising and development projects. This volunteer role is ideal for anyone with an interest in or past experience with event planning and has strong organization skills. Volunteers who can commit to at least 10 hours a month are preferred. Days and times are flexible.
Photographer: Are you an amateur or professional photographer looking to add to your portfolio? We are looking for a few go-to photographers for our onsite events and fundraisers. Select photos will be used for marketing purposes as well as on-grounds signage. Previous experience taking professional-level photos is required and you will be asked to submit a small sample of your work after submitting an application. We expect a commitment of attending at least two events throughout the year. Photo credit will be given upon request.
Special Events: Help make Tracy Aviary-wide events a success for guests of all ages. These volunteers assist with activities, crafts, and guest interactions during special events like Urban Bird Festival, International Vulture Awareness Day, Halloween Hoot, and more!
Annual Upkeep: Tracy Aviary plants hundreds of annuals every season to beautify grounds. Assist our horticulture staff in keeping these annual pots looking beautiful and healthy by watering them once (or twice) a week. This position requires standing and walking for at least 2 hours. Training on hose and watering techniques provided. Opportunities available Spring 2018.
Snow Removal: Do you love the snow? We, and the birds, do too but we spend a lot of time removing snow from sidewalks and paths to ensure a safe visit for all of our guests! When winter comes around we could use some help shoveling. Opportunities available at first snow fall 2017!