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. This volunteer position has levels that allow more responsibilities (including working with birds at the keeper’s discretion) and independence as you move up. Tasks include helping to clean exhibits, making diets, washing dishes, projects, observations, and enrichment. This position is flexible to allow volunteers to participate in what tasks interest them most.
Bird Show Usher: Help ensure the safety of both our birds and guests during our free-flight bird shows. As an usher, you will greet guests at the theater entrance, assist guests to seats, and monitor guest behavior during the show. Best of all, you get to learn about our Bird Show Stars!
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! Multiple roles are available as an education volunteer including site interpreter, program assistant, roaming interpreter, and more! Strong communication skills are highly encouraged for this volunteer position. *Education volunteers are required to complete our training program.
Facilities: Work closely with our maintenance staff on special construction and renovation projects to improve Tracy Aviary's grounds. Specialized skills are preferred but not required.
Horticulture: Tracy Aviary is not only a treat for the bird lover but also for the plant lover! Help the horticulture staff throughout the eight acres of gardens located on grounds and learn about landscaping in Utah. There are year-round opportunities including all aspects of garden care such as pruning, planting, mulching, raking, and weeding in our indoor and outdoor gardens and exhibits. These very important volunteer positions require limited training, simply a great attitude! Hope to see you in the gardens!
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.
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!